Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Kitty Cats & Cameras

About a week ago I played a little game on Facebook where I announced receiving the world's coolest hand-me-down and let my friends guess what it was. The answer: a gently used Nikon D50. Seriously. It's a big step up from the Fuji S700 I was using. I have much to learn and relearn about f-stops, apertures and film speeds. I spent some time this weekend playing with the nikon, shooting pics of my daughter and our two orange cats.

The leap to this camera is also motivating me to get on board with an online photo sharing resource. I have been uploading my pics to Blogger directly which I understand is a no-no. When I make the switch to my own domain in a few months I will lose all my existing photo links and will have to re-upload everything. So I'm curious, how do you handle your blog post photos? Do you use a third party resource like Picnik, Flickr, other? I would really appreciate your feedback and advice as to what you use, why you like it or don't like it, etc.


  1. We use Flickr. It's quite easy and a nice way to be able to share you images with family/friends. There's a feature which allows people to print your image at a variety of sizes (file size, not actual size) so the hi-res option is there, which is nice. I've been trying to get motivated to use David's previous camera, but the point-and-shoot is so easy and lightweight. And honestly I don't know if my brain is up to the challenge of learning the technology!

  2. Oh, they're beautiful! Are they siblings?

    I made the switch this past Spring from Blogger to Squarespace. Their blog importer brings in all of your photos! And the entire process takes about 10-15 minutes. I strongly recommend them. Their site building tools are SO easy--very customizable. And they have video tutorials to help you, too.


Blog Widget by LinkWithin