Surprise, surprise fellow stitchers...there's STILL been very little stitching on my part. There has been a lot of box unpacking, furniture re-arranging, cleaning, painting, varnishing, etc going on - which I'll be sharing in good time of course. However, I do have an exciting stitching announcement to make this Monday, so do tune in for that...
Today, I'm mainly hoping to pick your brains! Back in August, when I visited the parents in Portugal, my dad generously gifted me his DSLR camera. It's a Nikon D3100 and I haven't a clue what I'm doing with it! I basically just need to find some time to read the manual (not my strong point) and experiment - but as with anything new, I tend to procrastinate in learning how to do/use it.
I did 'practice' my 'point and shoot' skills for my Anna dress and Laurie Striped Tee and I'm pretty happy with the results, considering I didn't experiment with any of the fancy settings. What I couldn't figure out was how to get it to focus on timer, so all shots of me are still being taken with my old non-DSLR camera at the moment. Which, in fairness, has served me well so I'm not knocking it!
I must say that I love the Nikon's ability to capture light and depth of field...oh, and the grimy spots on my mirror! Anyway, it's clear that I need an intensive date with my manual asap, but I was wondering if you have any handy DSLR tips or know of any good books or tutorials. Your advice, as always, is much appreciated!