We had 5 days of Christmas, starting last Friday night. These are some of my favorite shots from the week. I am still struggling with figuring out my camera. I've probably said this before but I don't like the look of the built in flash. It washes everything out. But the problem without the flash is blurriness, bad lighting and shadows. Some of these pictures fall into those categories, but I still think I got some good pictures.
I bought Digital SLR photography for Dummies the day after Christmas, and have spent some time trying to understand how all the different settings work, so I can take better pictures. So I practiced today with Natalie. She is learning how to really ham it up for the camera. Todays goal was to conquer the blurriness. I took these in Manual mode, so even though the lighting is bad in, Natalie is not a blur.
Hope everyone is having a good Holiday! 2008 is almost here!