Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sacreligious First Photos with the Nikon D300s

The Nikon D300s deserves more than this!--photos with a flash, shot in jpeg, of chaos, and SOOC!

But it was fun!

We're in the middle of windows, and I've been painting the trim, and Maria is SO right: "if you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to want some milk. . . "
After I painted the trim, I thought I might as well touch up the cabinets and. . . .



. . . and I'm exhausted! Also, I've been getting ready for the Great, the Grand, the Most Equisite. . . . Mall of America Scrapfest with two of my sisters. This usually involves a great deal of trying to figure out what stuff to bring with me in terms of scrapbook paper, tools, photos, etc. . .And then I get lost in the old, sweet, photos of my children and the early years of my and Doug's lives together. And then there's the wild Mexico photos of Brian and Dianna with me last May. . .



I haven't figured out how to do my usual shooting in Raw mode, and apparently my current ACR is not supported for the D300s (again, if you give a mouse a cookie!) . . . but I really like editing first in ACR, before photoshop, so I'll have to figure this out gradually.

I don't think I'll have time to learn much about the D300s for a week or so, although the Nikon digitutor does a nice job of explaining some of the features, and the D300s actually has a clearly written owners manual. I'm really excited about the 51 focal points and live view mode! And I played a little with the active D-lighting before painting the trim started calling my name again. Apparently there's even bracketing in D-lighting, as well as exposure bracketing, all things I kept hearing and reading about but would skip over, thinking, "well, the D40 doesn't have that."

Oh, and one other detail. The denture cleaner under the sink? It's not because I have dentures! It's because I use it to really get the toothpaste out of the little green shot glasses we use to hold everyone's toothbrushes, and keep them far away from each other so they don't co-mingle scandalously.

13 comments:

Lauren said...

I'm the same way with projects like that :) Enjoy your scrapfest, and of course your new camera! I have the D300 and LOVE it :)

Shanna said...

I don't have the energy for projects like that...LOL

Nicki, said...

I am totally A.D.D. when it comes to cleaning and even more so with painting. I start one, see the need for the other and am off to the next. Didn't notice the denture cleaner until you pointed it out; and because I am drooling with envy over your 300s - I'm just going to pretend it is your denture cleaner - ha! j/k! Enjoy the scrapfest (kinda sounds like a crabfest or something when you put it like that...getting late, must go to bed!).

pat said...

Glad to see that you have two fun projects to take your mind off the big window project...although I tend to do the same thing with projects, too.... My friend has the D300 and she's still learning it, but really likes it.

Beth said...

How exciting to use your new camera and you are entitled to use it any way you like!

twinsmom said...

Congrats on the D300! Sorry your chaos keeps you from using it more, but looks like you will be having lots of fun with it.

Amy said...

Looks like a lot of work but it will be worth it in the end! Congrats on the new camera, I am jealous!

Reds said...

Wow - that a lotta work!! Have fun at the scrapfest (so wish I could go!)

Barb said...

Have fun with your D300. We are exited for you.

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

Oh have fun at Mall of the Americas scrapbooking. Yay you got your new camera.

Suzy said...

It will take some time for you and your new camera to get to know eachother :).. Great shots!

shirley said...

Yeah, that's why I never start a major purging / cleaning effort because it ALWAYS snowballs!
Have a great time at the scrapfest and enjoy all the features of your new cam - I love the 52 focus points, too! It took me a month to get out of JPEG - I wasn't sure how I was going to alter my workflow.
And we want to see some video, too!

Sharon said...

I am so glad you opened the box and USED it! BTW, Adobe updated ACR and Lightroom for the 300. They must have been waiting for you to open the box too. ;)