About My New Toy – Nikon D3200

Maybe you’ve noticed that some of the pictures I’ve been posting have been taken with **gasp** a DSLR. Now, I’d love for this post to be chock full of all types of interesting tips & super informative how-to’s but unfortunately, it won’t be.

My sexy new Nikon D3200 & I have had a tomultious love affair. A relationship which mostly consists lots of cursing & frustation on my behalf, while the camera just sits there in Manual Mode, totally indifferent. We always seem to be just slightly on different levels when it comes to important matters like exposure or apeture. Sometimes, we can find a happy middle ground & those pics are the ones that I’ve shared with you.

Oh, sure. Everything was great in the beginning when we were in Auto mode(s)! We took beautiful pictures together ALL OF THE TIME. I was so exciting about all of the things he could do that I my iPhone couldn’t. In fact, I barely bothered with my iPhone since the D3200 became mine. Then I started reading about all of the amazing things that could be achieved by going Manual. Naturally, I wanted more.

What I find is most of my shots end up being under or over exposed & by the time I figure out how to correct it, I miss the moment!! Let’s not even begin to discuss lens flare, sun spots, hand shake and those slightly out of focus shots &/or noise! It’s so frustrating & I REFUSE to throw the towel in…

Here is where I ask YOU for any tips/advice/suggestions/etc from experienced DSLR users or even recommended websites or books or videos to help me find happiness in my new relationship.

Do You Etsy?

I realize that I have been slacking big time on my 365, but I’ve been spending a lot of my time debating on whether or not to open an Etsy shop, and I finally did it!!

I’ll post the link soon, in the meantime, I’d love advice from those of you who shop & sell on Etsy…



(Updated 7/15/12) How do you WordPress?

I know that I do the majority of my “wordpressing” from my phone…

The ability to do everything from my iPhone definitely has contributed to the number of my posts, which is a good thing. Because I sit in front of a computer all day @ work, I can’t bring myself to even open my laptop or sit in front of the computer @ home. However, because I find it incredibly frustrating to type anything more than a few sentences, I definitely type less so my posts/comments/responses aren’t as informative/witty/interesting as they could be… It’s a total catch 22.

Do you “Wordpress” from your phone, ipad, tablet, computer most? I’m interested to know how you all keep up with your blogging?

Also, how many of you have paid WordPress accounts? Is it really worth it? Pro’s & Cons?

Do you blog on multiple platforms (Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, etc)? If so do you post the same content on all platforms, or do you tailor your content for each platform?

Any tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated 🙂

Photo A Day 365

I’ve seen many people doing the 365 thing and I’ve finally decided to challenge myself as well… This announcement is obviously a little late as I’m already on day 3 of 365, but weekends are always so hectic for me…

I’m curious to hear from those of you who are currently doing your own 365 or have done so in the past…

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