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Welcome to Playing With My First DSLR Camera

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I assume, because you took the time to click through to this page, that you want to know more about me and this blog. Well, okay then…

I’m Amy. I’m from Nova Scotia, Canada, and I like snapping photos.

I started this blog the on day I purchased my Canon EOS 70D—October 26th, 2014. When I unboxed my shiny new toy, I was completely overwhelmed by how complicated the thing seemed to be. I knew I had a heck of a lot to learn, and I thought it would be fun to document my progress on a blog. So, I got right to it!

I had absolutely no idea how much fun this blog would become. I no longer see this site as just my photo journal. It’s a hub. It’s a place where like-minded people often stop by to learn, to teach, and to offer to offer support. I’ve made friends here. Lots of them! There’s a real sense of community among WordPress bloggers.

I’m happy that you stopped by, and I hope that you enjoy your time here. Don’t be a stranger, please, introduce yourself in the comments. I’d love to get to know you!

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74 thoughts on “About

  1. I’m inexplicably attracted to your blog: it’s very neat, clean and has lovely photos; I followed you on impulse and now I’m excited to hear and see more of you in my Reader 😉 I’m a fellow Photo 101 participant, by the way.

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      • I saw that someone had nominated you already and thought Oh no someone beat me to it 🙂 I’m not sure if you still can since the “rules” apply to those who haven’t been nominated yet. I’m sure you can find other blogs to nominate after all it’s at least 3 you get to choose. Can’t wait to see how yours turns out 🙂

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  2. Hi, I don’t usually do blog memes or photo/writing prompts, my “Yellow Submarine” photo challenge was a first. Had you not “Liked” it I wouldn’t have came here, I’m glad I did. That’s a nice shot of those heels.

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  3. Hi Amy! I am a newbie to the world of DSLR cameras also, I got mine last summer and still haven’t begun to truly explore it! I love your pics. Are you happy with Lightroom? I have been trying to decide which program to purchase. I currently rely on PicMonkey but feel it’s time to investigate other possibilities.

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    • Welcome, Grace! I’ve only been using Lightroom for 3 weeks. I’m still using the trial version, but I love it. Some people say that it’s hard to use, but I caught on very quickly. There’s lots of great tutorials for it on YouTube. I’m also a big fan of PicMonkey, but I tend to use that mostly for my social media stuff.

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      • A photographer friend of mine also loves Lightroom. I took a look at it but am a little bit unsure about having to pay for it monthly. Maybe I’ll at least try the free trial. Thanks for the advice!

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  4. Hi Amy, I “found” your blog from a like from you on one of my photo posts. First i would like to thank you for liking my “Scale” Post.
    I also would like to say, I like your blog, but most of all, I really LOVE your photos! 🙂
    Keep it up!!!!

    Take care!

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    • It’s overwhelming at first, but don’t be afraid to play around with it. I’ve learned so much about mine in the last few months and there is still so, so, so much more to learn. It’s all fun! Good luck getting to know your camera. 🙂

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  5. Upon reading your “About” page, I also remembered the day I got my DSLR. Yup, I was also “overwhelmed” with the buttons and switches and the jargons which made me want to go back using my “point and shoot” camera. But… As soon as I got the hang of it, I found out that DSLRs give me more control in taking photos. Now, my DSLR and I are inseparable!

    I’m looking forward to seeing more of your photos… 🙂

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    • Ha! I never got felt like I wanted to go back to the point-and-shoot, but I did rely on the auto-focus settings for a bit longer than was necessary. I can relate to being inseparable from the DSLR. I feel naked when I go out without mine, which doesn’t happen often. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to introduce your self. It’s nice to meet you. 🙂

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  6. Hi Amy, really like your journey with the camera! I am not much of a photographer, but have been toying with the idea of buying a ‘real’ camera. Let’s see how that goes. Until then, will follow your progress 🙂

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    • Thanks! Buying a “real camera” is a big investment. I too toyed with the idea of buying one for a very long time before I took the leap. The point-and-shoot I had been using was a darn good little camera. It made it even harder to justify buying a DSLR.

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  7. What a great idea for starting a blog…I Wish I had done that all those years ago when I first started my photography hobby. I’ll go check out your content and photos. Bound to be something of interest. All the best to you from Brisbane, Australia where I really should be getting to bed at almost 3am. 🙂

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  8. I live in Brisbane, Australia. I’ve been taking photos from my teens in the 70’s and have to say that I am thankful for the development of digital. Remembering the trips I made to the northern hemisphere, with lots of rolls of film, back then to how it now makes me so thankful. Also for the development of the web and blogging opportunities. I get to see what others are doing and what they see through their lens. Not a bad view. 🙂

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    • I don’t miss the days of film at all. Now that I’ve gone digital, I can’t imagine going back to having to wait to finish a roll, then send it off to the photo lab, and wait some more for it to come back. The instant gratification of digital has spoiled me. 🙂 And then, of course, there’s the editing, and, yes, the sharing online. ❤ digital!

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  9. Hi Amy! ☺ Thanks a lot for stopping by and for following me. I went through some of your posts and the photos are pretty god and interesting ☺. I will check out more soon.

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  10. I just purchased a Nikon D3300, still on a learning curve. My first ‘real’ camera. Your photos are great, you’ve mastered that Canon aye? ❤️

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    • There will always be something new to learn. Have you considered trying a project 365? When you use your camera every day, you don’t have a chance to forget what you learn. Plus, you challenge yourself to try new stuff to keep it interesting.

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      • No, I’ve not considered that, it’s a good idea. Problem is, when I get off work I too often fall into couch potato mode. I never go down to our very close by Las Vegas Strip, too many nutters. I’m off work Sunday and Monday, should take a drive into the mountains!!

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  11. Dear Amy, I hope that you are okay as you don’t post very often and I miss seeing your explorations of the world with your camera. You pop regular likes onto my blog for which I thank you muchly! I know that you’ve had trouble with your eyes and wish you all the very best.
    Regards, John.

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    • I am doing okay, John. My eye surgery keeps getting delayed, and I can’t seem well enough to use the manual settings on my camera. That’s why I’m not posting here. The last time I visited my eye specialist, he told me my surgery would be “sometime before Christmas”. My fingers are crossed that it won’t be delayed any longer.

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