I think it is pretty amazing that so many of you awesome bloggers are not only gifted with the words you write, you are also gifted with taking pictures. It amazes me how so many of you are fabulous photographers!
I have a great Sony digital camera and I know if I took the time to learn how to propery use it, I, too, could take some 'professional' looking pictures. Although I'm not unhappy with any pictures I take of my children, it would be so cool to take pictures with blurry backgrounds, you know?
I consider MckMama to be an amazing photographer - I'm sure you all know her, as she is quite the popular blogger! She has dedicated an entire post about how to take blurry backgrounds in pictures. I just don't know if I'll ever learn!
Luckily for me, my sister's husband has one of those awesome Nikon (or Canon?) cameras with a huge lens. This is his camera for the next few months, because he's on a photography course for his job - he's a police officer, and he needs to learn how to take pictures of, I guess, crime scenes. But on the weekends? My sister and I are totally going to be play with this camera!
Here is a recent picture my sister took of my baby boy, Dimitry.
Isn't he cute? This was her first time using this camera, and the first time she made a blurry background. With zero experience, I'd say not bad, right? I'm thinking I should ask for one of these cameras for my birthday -what do you think? Worth it? They are pretty pricey. It's either new camera or new purse. But I think I have enough purses, right? Camera, then? With an awesome lens? So I can learn to take more amazing pictures of my lovely boys, who are the subjects I am most proud of and love more then anything else on earth?
If you're a photographer (I know so many of you are!) what are your tricks to taking great pictures? Is Photoshop something I should consider learning, too?