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Another newbie

Hi! I've lurked here since I joined pg.org forever ago, but never thought I would ever be able to learn to operate a DSLR. This past year I got fed up with my point and shoot and my blurry pictures and asked for a DSLR for my Christmas/birthday/anniversary present. In October my husband bought me (us ;)) a Canon T2i. We also got a few lenses, a 60mm macro and a 17-55mm f/2.8 constant aperture. We also have photoshop elements 9. Since my husband had some photography background (he took a few classes in college), I never really shot on automatic, and moved straight to manual since I had someone that could teach me the basics. We've been doing a project 365 to learn to use the camera better and learn some techniques. About 2 weeks ago our shutter failed and we had to send it to canon to be fixed, and we just got the camera back on Monday.
I can't wait until I have something to share. I have a few good "lucky" shots, but I've learned so much just in the last 2 weeks when I didn't have my camera I can't wait to get out and try some things out.

I have two girls, Fiona will be three tomorrow :eek: and Rowynn will be 1 in March.

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Happy 3rd bday to you big girl!!! And welcome to the group! I can't wait to see some pictures from you. And I'm glad to know you've got your camera back.

Soak up that birthday, Mom!

Best,
GiGi

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Welcome to the board! Can't wait to watch you grow with us.

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Hello & welcome! Happy birthday to your eldest for tomorrow!

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Hi AnnMarie!

I'm Mel and also a real newbie myself. I'm just learning to use my camera in manual mode. I've used auto as a big crutch. I'm sure we can learn a lot from of these talented ladies. I just started posting this week and they have given me some great advice.

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Hi! I'm new too, and it looks like we've got a lot in common! My Luke will be turning 3 next week, and my Eve is just a month behind your Rowynn. Oh, and I also live in Alabama Biggrin

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Welcome aboard.

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Hi and welcome! Can't wait to see some pictures Smile

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Welcome!!! Smile so glad you decided to join us! I can't wait to see some of your photos. And Happy Birthday to Fiona!

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Hi and welcome Smile Can't wait to see you share!

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Hey and welcome. I'm doing a 365 too...and boy is it tough! It's going to be a great way for you to improve though. Can't wait to see some of your work.

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Hi and welcome. I'm new too :). Can't wait to see your pics

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Hello, and welcome to the board Smile