Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas - What's new

The new lens arrived from Santa! I'm really pretty excited to finally have a longer focal lenth lens.

This is the first official picture I took with the new lens. A still life of some nummy Christmas treats.

Unfortunately, we have many Christmas celebrations, so it might be a day or two before I get to spend some quality time with my new treasure!
Santa was also generous and got me two new books!

This first book, "The Digital Photography Handbook", by Doug Harman - Photography bt David Jones. It's a simple guide to digital photography. At first glance, I'd say this book is much more of a reference than a page turner.

It has some neat checklists for different types of shoots. Things that you need to remember to bring or think about while shooting.

Some of the stuff seems more than simple and directed at the completely inexperienced.

I don't think it will take me long to get through this one, but some parts I can see coming back to in the future as a reference.

The next book, "Photo Idea Index", by Jim Krause, is a book that I'm really excited about. I first discovered this book while waiting to get started on the Cityscapes Photo Safari.

This book is gonna get read a lot. Its full of idea and techniques for creating great pictures. I also find it very inspiring.

The book is also bound in vinyl. This will come in handy when I'm taking it places. Just thumbing through this book is very motivating.

There are many examples of simple things you can do and ideas for subjects that really make the mind wonder.

Yipppee!

Now that Christmas is over...who's up for another photo adventure??? Is there anyone out there?

4 comments:

Nap Warden said...

Photo Idea Index sounds cool...gonna check it out...

Nap Warden said...

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It's not about the badge! said...

Timbo!!! I would actually like to take a look at the first book on your blog when you are done with it.
As you might guess I am not adept at the art of photo taking, and I really think I would like to get to taking some quality photos. Maybe this beginner book would give me a start.

OhCaptain said...

G - No problem. I can let you borrow it. It's probably a great way to get started. Let's talk about when we can get it to you. We might be going to RW tonight.