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.

Even the adanonded needs to breathe…

Via Flickr:
Taken with a Nikon D3200, edited in Instagram.

Red Dragonfly

Red Dragonfly by damn_que_mala
Red Dragonfly, a photo by damn_que_mala on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Taken with a Nikon D3200.

Spacious Skies

Spacious Skies by damn_que_mala
Spacious Skies, a photo by damn_que_mala on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Taken with a Nikon D3200.