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My New Camera!!

I bought a Nikon D3000, an entry level SLR digital camera. I got a great deal on a factory reconditioned camera. It cost less than having a couple of quilts professionally photographed. I have spent a lot of time today getting familiar with it. It can be a point and shoot or you can do more advanced stuff.

I felt that I needed to step up the photography of my quilts for entering shows. I will probably use this mainly as a studio camera. But, who knows?

So, here is our first comparison. The silk version of the Prairie Circles quilt was on my design wall and I took photos with both cameras, using a tripod and the same lighting. I have not retouched either photo.

This is with the new camera:

And, old camera:

Ta da!!

Tomorrow, Steph is coming by to take photos of Terry and I for our Twelve X Twelve book. Maybe, she will use my new camera!! I spent a couple of hours getting my hair cut and the color touched up. It is amazing how much better I feel after I do that. I took this photo with my Apple iBook photo booth.

I am having problems getting just the right gray and beige for the lava quilt. I am off to mix up some dye and try again tonight.

5 Responses to “My New Camera!!”

  1. Kristin L says:

    I like the new cut! I hope the photography session went well with Steph. I had to resort to having my hubby take my photos. I think we got a good one, but I know that with Steph’s eye for design and great photography skills, you guys will do much better. 🙂

  2. Karoda says:

    a fresh cut always makes me feel like a new woman! i love your cut and colour! and work that camera, babe!

  3. jenclair says:

    Quite a difference! I know you will enjoy the new camera more, experiment more, and learn lots.

    Great hair cut!

  4. Dale Anne says:

    Amazing the difference – the colours are so much more intense!
    LOVE the new do!!!
    I’m going for mine next week.

  5. Connie Rose says:

    You look fabulous, Gerrie! Glad you have a new camera. BTW, I’ve found that regardless of what camera I use, I always need to boost colors and contrast to my liking in PS. The camera can only do so much, no matter how expensive or high tech it is! Have a wonderful day.