House work!

No, don’t worry, I’m not blogging about general house work. Over the last few days we have decided that we wanted to re-paint our bedroom and smarten it up. We borrowed an electric wallpaper stripper from Kate’s sister and started to take off the wallpaper only to find the plaster was coming with it.

the plaster bubbled up and fell off!

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Day at the park

Now I have a decent camera I want to spend a bit of my time learning how to use it correctly. One way to do this is to take the kids out to the park and use them as my subjects.

My original intentions were to go over the park with Ryan, Chloe and Kate. Ryan went over to Kate’s sisters, and her nephew was around here with his friend. They both wanted to go to the park, but they needed an adult with them, so we went with them. As I got to the park, I noticed that the battery in the camera was dead! I had played with it more than I thought last night! Off I went back home to put it on charge.

The good thing about the battery for my camera is that it only takes 90 minutes to charge it! Once it was charged I headed over to the park, by then though, Kate’s nephew had gone back to his friends house so I was left with Chloe and Kate. All good though. I got some nice photos.

Chloe and Kate before we went out

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My new toy

I have a new toy, and by toy I mean a brand new nice Nikon D3100! I have been researching this camera for almost 6 months before actually committing to buy it. My sister recently purchased a nice compact camera. The Olympus PEN, which has interchangeable lenses. Having a go on this really made me want to actually go ahead and buy the one I wanted.

My new Nikon D3100

Using a dSLR is very different from using a normal point and shoot camera. You can zoom in, have manual focus, burst shots and different settings for each type of photograph you want to take. It’s all very complicated for a complete novice, not to mention scary!

Over the next couple of months I will inevitably be uploading some of the photo sessions I have. Obviously, they wont be great, but I am aiming to be much better than I currently am so if you are someone who enjoys photography, then I am sorry if you find my photos offensive!