October 16, 2013

My Current Denver To-Do List: ✓ The Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze

This is the story of a girl named Kym.

One day, Kym decided that she really needed to purchase a DSLR camera, because that's what all of the cool bloggers have. She found an awesome deal on Amazon and charged it to her store card because Amazon offered 12 months with no interest. Score!

Kym would read websites and tutorials and tips off of Pinterest to try and learn how to use her camera, but all of the settings continued to boggle her mind. With Instagram filters and iPhone apps being so much easier to understand than things like aperture, exposure, ISO and shutter speed, her poor camera stayed locked away all alone for an entire year.

Until one day, Kym decided that she paid so much money for that dumb camera, that she might as well just use it, even if the photos that she takes will look like something that a four year old monkey could snap.

This is what happened:


Stay tuned for next weeks chapter when Kym will finally grow a pair, tap someone on the shoulder and ask them to take a picture of her and her husband, so that she has more than just pictures of mountains, strangers, and corn fields to remember her fun times in Colorado.

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30 comments

  1. Can you be in Virginia next September? If so, I'll just go ahead and cancel my contract with my photographer. K. Thanks. Wuv you. Bye.

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  2. Wow! Incredible pictures! I can't wait to see more :)

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  3. love the big girl camera photos! good for you for finally using it :)

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  4. Hahaha!
    This is a story about a girl named Renee...
    Renee bought a DSLR camera 3 years ago and she still uses that damn auto button to this very day. Tell that girl Kym never to ask that girl Renee for any advice! Okayy?

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  5. It's hard when you're out as a couple and need someone else to take pic for you! Selfies with a DSLR...forget it! (That corn looks awfully short!)

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  6. I'm so jealous. I want mountains. SO. BAD.
    Glad to see you are jumping head first into Denver and loving it!

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  7. This very pretty pictures are making me want to go to a pumpkin patch right now! Looks like a great lil trip :)


    -- Mary

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  8. 1) girl, can you fill me in on that amazon deal!?!!? i probs missed the boat on that one. but eeeeeee i think a nice camera is a christmas wish of mine! ;)
    2) i love the sunflower pic. seriously!!

    3) i totally get awk about asking others to take a picture.....aka i try to convince my husband to ask. ha!!! and if he refuses..i'm outta luck. truth!



    xx
    elise

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  9. I've had my DSLR since I was pregnant with my daugter(who is pushing 3) and I still don't know how to use it.

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  10. top tip : try and find a stranger with a DSLR as well, because otherwise all that courage will have been in vain and you will have a blurry picture. Lessons learned haha

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  11. It would be an honor to be your wedding photographer. I charge $100,000,000 for my incredibly professional services. wakawaka.

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  12. HAHA!! Big girl camera, I like that!! ;)

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  13. Awww our cameras should be friends. I'm trying to learn more but there is SO MUCH to know. Rachel just posted a pretty informative post yesterday that you might want to check out? http://postcardsfromrachel.com/2013/10/photography-tips-understanding-aperture-shutter-speed-iso-exposure/

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  14. RIGHT?????? TJ said the same thing when we were walking through, it was shorter than him. I'm totally jealous of your corn maze adventure!!

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  15. We LOVE it! You're always welcome to visit ;)

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  16. You should take a little trip! It was mostly children at the pumpkin patch, but it's good old fashioned fun that we enjoyed :)

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  17. Is that the BB4L discount?! Can I be your assistant? I'll only charge 10% for my services.

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  18. Hey Elise! I ordered this camera with the 18-135 lense: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00894YWD0/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I purchased Kindles a couple of years back, and during checkout they offered me a store card. It's not a credit card (I don't think..?) and depending on your purchase, you have either 6 months or 12 months to pay it off.

    You can learn more about the store card here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cobrandcard/marketing.html?pr=conplcc&inc=def&place=url



    Merry Christmas ;)

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  19. I'm putting in my notice right.now.

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  20. Le Sigh. My auto setting does an "ok" job, but I know what my camera is capable of capturing ... and I wish that I had the skills to use it to its ability!!

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  21. LOL - THANK YOU for that tip!! You're a smart cookie, I love it!!

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  22. Yay! Glad you ventured out with it :) Your pictures look great! When we visited Colorado I was so paranoid to ask people to take pictures of us. When we went to Pike's Peak, I saw a guy with a super fancy DSLR who gladly too the picture for us and they turned out great! Later on, some guy offered to take a picture for us and he ended up not actually taking a picture haha. Live and learn!

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  23. Confession: when I got my first DSLR in 2005, it stayed on auto settings for a very long time before I essentially said 'screw it' and jumped in without reading the manual (granted I took a film photography class in high school over half my life ago!). Nothing wrong with full auto until you feel comfy shooting in manual :)

    I've only had to ask a couple of times to have my photo taken when its me and my bro somewhere or I'm solo. Have been very fortunate that people have voluntarily offered to take photos of me :) I usually switch it to full auto, however, when I hand it off in hopes of an in-focus pic if they don't know how to operate a fancy camera! Worst case scenario, with that lens, put it at 18mm, have TJ hold it at arm's length, and snap a selfie!

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  24. haha, just thought I'd save you the heartache

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  25. I will definitely be reading that, so thanks! And I know our cameras would definitely be bff's!

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  26. eeeee!! you are the best!!!! Thank you for so much wonderful information! You went above and beyond! I SO appreciate it!!! Thank you, Kym!!!

    xx
    Elise

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  27. Hahahah - @Dannielle @ Chic-a-DeeDee below tipped me off that we should find strangers with DSLR's and ask them, because otherwise we will end up with blurry pics, or like you, no pic at all. GREAT tip IMO!

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  28. It's funny ... I FINALLY read the manual on our ride to Colorado. I definitely felt like such an idiot each time I went "Ohhhhhhhhhh!!!!!" Duh, I should have read the manual before I took to Pinterest or anything else!


    That's super nice that people have offered to take your photo! People have asked me before and I was always happy to, I don't know why I feel like such a weirdo asking others for help lol. I think we're heading up to a mountain this weekend so hopefully I'm able to grow a pair ...otherwise we will be taking many selfies a la TJ ;)

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