on monday night, i came home from work with a terrible stomach ache. i talked to brad on my way home so when i got in, he asked me if i was going to go take a nap since i wasn’t feeling well. it sounded like a great idea, so i laid down and asked him to wake me up after an hour or hour and a half.
well, he did as i asked and woke me up. my stomach felt better, but i was feeling cranky and didn’t want to get out of bed.
i was being a total punk and was just not having any of his attempts to get me out of bed.
finally, i got up, and he asked me to go get capone’s extra dog food from our guest room and help him refill his food bin because it was empty.
well of course, i was still cranky and half sleepy, so i gave him a stanky eye and groaned while complaining that it’s a 44lb bag of food and maybe he should get it. but i headed to the guest room to get the dog food anyway.
then i dragged the bag out and stared in half-asleep shock at what was behind it…
and a new camera!!!
isn’t she pretty?!?
he knew i’ve been wanting a dslr for a while now (i drag him over to them and drool over them every time we’re in a store!), and decided to surprise me with one as a christmas+birthday present (my birthday is in january).
seriously, best present ever!
and of course, i felt like a complete b**** for being such a punk to him before i saw the present! oops…
it’s a nikon d3100 and he got it on a crazy sale in a bundle at costco, so it came with a camera bag, all kinds of instructional dvd’s, and an extra lense (55-200mm)!
i’ve been taking tons of photos with it & learning how to use all of the settings. seriously, the past 5 days have been like a crash course in manual focusing, aperture, iso, and shutter speed! and i love it!
there’s just one problem… apparently nikon has stopped including a usb cable with the camera to transfer photos from the camera to a computer. (which is ridiculous & that is what the majority of the negative reviews for this camera say as well). we tried to find one at several stores without any luck, so we had to order one and it won’t be here until next week.
in the meantime, i’ll be learning all about this camera and improving my photos, so that once i can finally use these pictures on the blog, hopefully they won’t be disasters…
also, writing about my new camera reminded me that i wanted to update you on one of my 101 in 1001 items!
i wanted to learn the non-automatic features of my point & shoot. well, i’m going to go ahead and check that off my list! i have stopped shooting in auto mode entirely for the past 4-5 months and have been working to improve my photos by using the manual settings. i think i’ve gotten better!
so #54 is done!
i hope you all have a fabulous saturday!
i’m going to go read as many of ashley’s photography posts as i can and practice some pictures!