A self portrait or as they say on myspace, a mirror picture. My first. Until yesterday i wouldn't have been able to do this because when I tried all I got was flash. What changed? For those of you that have been here before you might recall that I swore my camera was broken. Not so. Seems the photographer was a bit clueless on how to operate her camera. Can you imagine that? Yes! Stopped in yesterday to the camera store and learned about my camera, a Nikon D50. Seems there is a setting called P that overrides the auto setting and allows one to turn off the flash, change the ISO and take multiple shots. I also found out that my AV and SV modes are different than other cameras.
Now my lens, 70-300, was more of a bit of a mystery. The techie couldn't see where the error was at first so I left it with him. Seems it had gotten some muck on it and got a hair lodged between the lens and the lens filter. The lens filter wasn't budging at first.
So, looks like I am advancing baby step by baby step. I am already grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this challenge because without it I would stay in auto.
My self portrait seems right today for the introduce yourself as well as it being my birthday, which is now almost over. Didn't have a lot of time to play but thrilled to be able to turn off my flash. If it wasn't so late, I might have tried to crop it as the composition needs help, but today, that is OK.
Other good news is after a week, I got my 2Peas account fixed. My password had to defaulted to my DD's - strange. Anyways I look forward to getting back on.
HHCC always welcome...sooc, program mode, 55 ft.?