I have been a point and shoot camera user for about 7 years. I have had an interest in photography for about that long as well. I find it very interesting and beautiful. I know I was jumping the boat about being in business lol I got so excited that I failed to mention I realized it could be a few years! I tend to want to know everything, but I promise to give myself time and patience. Thanks for the previous comments!!
Here are some of the pictures so I could just see how the camera differs from a point and shoot. I did not use auto on these, as I was told to stay away from that setting. I am having trouble understanding things tho and I have read my manual twice lol I also have a photography book that came with my manual that I am halfway through. I did use the portrait setting and child setting on a couple then I switched to manual. My lens is a G series so you can not adjust the aperture. It does give the option for manual or auto focus, though I keep the lens on auto. I also noticed that if I use a high shutter speed like 1/1000 and above, the picture is just black even outside. I am trying to learn what shutter speed goes with what aperture and what settings are better for what types of pictures..it gets confusing, to me anyway. I also didn't know what to save them in...jpeg, jpeg fine, raw, raw with jpeg (I think that is what it said) and there was another jpeg one....I guess I need to know what the difference means, please
Here are the pics....they are snapshots, but I also need help with creativity.....I know, patience
They are not edited as I don't have software yet. I tried to get as much catchlighting in the eyes, but all of their eyes are too dark too...they all have clear blue eyes. The pics just look so blah and dark to me....and the one of my son outside with the blur of Cheeto, my dog, in the background I like but too much shadowing is going on with his face.....I was trying to get my oldest daughter, not pictured, to hold an object outstretched and have the camera focus on it and softly blur her, but I could not get it to work at all....I guess I am not setting my camera up right. So all comments and criticism is needed!