LET ME BACK TRACK:
When Hazel was born, some wonderful people gave us cash as a baby gift. What better thing to purchase (when you have NOTHING for a baby) then a DSLR camera? I'd fiddled with cameras and photography my whole life and here was the extent of my knowledge:
- digital cameras are awesome because they won't break your heart, like the rolls and rolls of film I ruined when learning to use my grandfather's old school SLR camera. I kept a JOURNAL notating the shutter speed and aperature of each pic. I studied. I practiced. And every.stinkin.time I tried to remove the film, I exposed it to the light.
- digital cameras have a hideous delay. In case you've never been around a baby, here's some info for you: BABIES + DELAY = MISSED PHOTO OPP EVERY TIME
- DSLR cameras are pricey, but don't have delays!
FINALLY... the ability to take a sharp foreground pic with a blurry background. Also, this is proof that I did read the manual...ONCE :) Don't be freaked out by the furry blob! That's my cat, Pickel, in her windowsill bed.
Her book is on sale right now. You get both the hardcover AND the ebook for just the ebook price! I love the digital version because my computer is often at my fingertips. However, I find myself wanting to print every page so that I can highlight, write notes and take it with me "in the field" (literally).