When we first moved to Alberta, I took pictures with a plain ole point and shoot camera or my iPhone. But the more my husband and I explored the mountains, the more obvious it became that we needed something better suited for the job. We did a little research and decided on a Nikon D5100.
Photography has always been a hobby of mine but I never ventured beyond those automatic settings. Here's what I've learned after making an effort to understand my new camera's manual: I don't want to know. Ha! Yes, I am that lame. I just want to aim the camera and press the button.
Luckily for me, the camera takes great photos when set in automatic. To test the results when the camera is left to it's own devices, I spent most of the day on Tuesday in Banff National Park, taking photos ranging from grand vistas to small shards of ice.
The camera does a beautiful job even though I'm not patient enough to learn the manual settings. I'll play around with them in the future, but I"m glad the automatic settings will cover for me so nicely in the meantime.
So what about you? Have you upgraded to a DSLR camera? How are you doing with those instructions?