30 June 2010

Pool Party

Hello friends!

My dear friend Milo's Lane recently had her birthday party, which consisted of a day at the pool (and trampoline) and then a lovely camp-out, complete with chick flicks projected on the wall of the tent and s'mores. Anyway, she recently got the Nikon D5000 and I was eager to play with it, so she graciously allowed me to be the designated photographer of the event.

Needless to say, I had lots of fun...



As a side note: the D5000 is basically a D60 with moderate-quality video. If you're looking to buy a DSLR and are considering it, here's my 2¢:
* If you want a fun "toy" camera — not for professional use — get the D5000 and go nuts. It's totally fun.
* If you hope to pursue professional photography (like yours truly) but are just starting out, get the D60. It's simple, takes amazing pictures, and isn't too expensive, so you can always get a new body for your lenses should you need it. Remember this important fact: bodies are temporary, lenses are your real treasure. I only have two — a wide-angle and a telephoto — and definitely want more!

19 comments:

  1. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! :)

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  2. sounds like you all had loads of fun!

    and thanks for the tips about photography..... it really helped! i'm going to check out the D60 now! :)

    ~Emma

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  3. Looks and sounds like a real blast! How fun! :-)

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  4. Sounds like you all had a fantastic time :) And omggg I have the D50000 too! Do you know how to upload pictures onto the computer with it??
    ~Brightstar~

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  5. Thanks everyone!

    Brightstar, congrats on your new camera. It's a fun one. :)
    Your camera should have come with a black cord. One end of the cord will fit into the USB port on your computer (if you don't know what that is just google it) and the other will fit into one of three openings on your camera's body, covered by a small door. (Read your owner's manual.) Simply plug the cord into the camera and the computer.
    If you have a Mac, either iPhoto or Image Capture will pop up and allow you download the pictures. I'm not 100% sure what happens on a PC but I'm guessing you can figure it out.

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  6. Looks like you had fun! I'll see you tomorrow. When you get a chance will you give me a call so we can schedule what time you should come over? Thanks :)

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  7. lol that's cool! "I'm too busy laughing my head off" XD!!!!!

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  8. Thanks Olive Tree! I have now successfully downloaded my first photos onto my new blog! :) I owe that help to you, so thank you! Is there going to be another contest soon? I really want a blog amkeover from you, lol :)

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  9. No problem.

    As for contests... I will be having a party and giveaway when this blog reaches 100 Followers, which looks to be pretty soon. :)

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  10. Say happy bday! And OMGLOOKATTHATQUALITYYYYY!

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  11. Actually Eskän, the D5000's picture quality is a little bit less than the D60's. So really my camera takes slightly better-quality pictures. Photoshop made those shots pop. :)

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  12. Cool! Can't wait 'til we get 100 followers- so I'm going to advertize this place EVEN MORE! :D

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  13. Fun pictures, Olive! I love them. :)

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  14. Lol, looks like fun! I love pool parties! ;)

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  15. Looks great!! I'm not a *big* fan of just swimming for fun, but I think it'd be cool (if you had a pool) to swim every morning for excerise. Call me crazy, but I thought it'd be fun. :) And that just shows how weird I am.

    Love,
    Awel P.

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  16. Cool! Looks like fun! Hey, your blog looks gr8. I was wondering if you'd want to check out my blog? it's Step by Step. http://brooklynrichards.blogspot.com

    Anyway, I love your blog, and I am now following!

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  17. Wow! Looks like you guys had fun in the pool+trampoline. Love the ninja skills one!! lol :)

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  18. Those pics are really good, cool, and fun looking.

    I'm getting a Nixon D5000! I used to have a Canon, but they break every six monthes and I don't recomend those.

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