We finally have the tree all set up and I was looking foward to taking some fun pictures! I plan was to get some bokeh effect pictures… only to find out that I need a lens with an aperture of F1.8…Also before this night I had no idea how to change my aperture let alone where to look for what aperture range was offered. Once I found out I felt a little stupid! I have a Nikon D90… and did not know that while on the INFO menu all I had to do was adjust the little dial on the front of the camera..–Embarrassing– and plus double embarrassing I had no idea that I would not beable to get the F1.8 aperture with my lens… or any of the lens I own. The closest I can it a F4.5 which gave me a little bit of the bokeh effect I was looking for but no wheres nearly as intense as I wanted.
These first 3 pictures were taken with my holga pinhole lens ($15 on Ebay) I bought it over a year ago and could not get it to work. But now that I have a better understanding of manual mode, I know that I needed to have an extended shutter speed so enough light comes into the picture. The following 3 pictures are from my minor experiment with this lens.
This next picture is the closest I could get to the bokeh effect I was looking for. I was apple to get a F4.5 but my lens do not offer what I wanted. Maybe next year I will have a new lens and be able to try again.
I have finally made it out of my first horrible trimester, so I wanted to show my fatty belly… lol Yes most is still belly flab but the baby is there. 🙂 By Christmas we should know the gender!
This last picture as just for fun! Looks like a firework Christmas Tree… Or light Explosion! I like it! With the camera on the tripod and long shutter speed I snapped the picture and a couple seconds into the picture I zoomed out.
Everything with photography is a learning experience for me. I learn more and more every time I pick up my camera! Thanks for reading and letting me share my experiences with you!