New Camera

I finally did it, replaced my Sony camera that was all scratched up under the screen from who knows what and bought a Nikon D3200, a DSLR. Oscar, our cat got to be my first subject after spending hours on you tube yesterday trying to learn as much as I can about my camera, settings, etc. I can see the clarity of this shot versus my Sony and it will take practice to learn to use it properly and to make sure it is a keeper as it really heats up after shooting with it or using it quite a lot on the bottom of this camera.
Yep, super detail. it does a great job, my friend. Cute kitty shot. What do you think?
posted July 22nd, 2014  
yeah!!! love the look he is giving you.
posted July 22nd, 2014  
@amandal Thank you so much for your comments and input, Amanda. I really appreciate all of your help. I really like it too, Amanda. I have it set on A and 200 ISO on this one. I am having problems with lower light even outside but will work on that. I also want to play with the background as I do not always want blurry backgrounds. I took some flowers too and got clouds behind them but blurry clouds. It will take practice. My son will check it out later this week with me. Do you go through batteries pretty fast and do you have your photo size set to L (large)? Took longer to upload my photos.
posted July 22nd, 2014  
@cheribug Thank you so much, Cheryl. He did not want to look at me as the flash had gone off before and he did not like that. I felt so bad.
posted July 22nd, 2014  
Awww ... lucky Oscar!!! Great capture of your beautiful cat!!! Congratulations on your new camera!!! Looking forward to all your fantastic shots!!!
posted July 22nd, 2014  
Yippie!!! Glad you got your new camera! Hope you enjoy it and learn to use it quick! Looks like you are off to a great start with this pretty shot of Oscar! Fav!!!
posted July 22nd, 2014  
Have fun with the new camera ! Oscar looks great, super clear definition.
posted July 22nd, 2014  
Yea trending!!!!
posted July 22nd, 2014  
Beautiful kitty
posted July 22nd, 2014  
Congrats on the new camera! I use Nikon and have been very happy with it. I shoot in RAW and tweak in processing using Aperture (thought Apple is ending that over the next year or two so I'll have to switch). Does the 3200 use one of the square types of batteries? I bought an extra so one would always be fully charged.
posted July 22nd, 2014  
@lealady Thank you so much for all of your comments, Leah. I am looking forward to taking many more photos and going to the park soon to see how the ducks and geese will photograph.
posted July 22nd, 2014  
@wannabe Thank you so very much, Catherine. I am really excited to learn about my camera and take lots of photos. Thank you very much for the fav.
posted July 22nd, 2014  
Nice shot
posted July 22nd, 2014  
@princessm Thank you so much, Decima. I am really happy with this photo. I am hoping to take many more like this. So nice to hear from you, I have to catch up with your photos.
posted July 22nd, 2014  
@wannabe Thank you for letting me know, Catherine. I have never been on the trending page before. I will have to check it out. I see it above to click on.
posted July 22nd, 2014  
@kerristephens Thank you, Kerri.
posted July 22nd, 2014  
@taffy Thank you so much, Taffy. I will have to play with raw as I have that setting too. I do not understand aperture settings on my own yet but I hope to soon via you tubes videos that explain so much. As you know I have been shooting in auto all along and really like using manual on my new camera. Just have to remember what I do for each photo so I can do it again. Yes, it uses a square/oblong battery, almost twice the size of my Sony's battery. I have three batteries for my Sony and have had to change out my battery when I take a lot of photos. Will probably get two more batteries for my Nikon too. You mention that and I am thinking that is one reason why my camera is so warm on the bottom possibly. I pulled the battery off the charger, popped it in early tonight to take the photos that I took and it got super warm on the bottom of my camera within about 20 minutes. Did the same thing yesterday when I had it sitting here and working with it while on you tube though I had it on for hours then versus such a short time today.
posted July 22nd, 2014  
@bkbinthecity Thank you very much, Brian.
posted July 22nd, 2014  
Great first shot with your new camera, Oscar looks a lovely boy.
Nice framing too.
I have two batteries, as soon as I take one out, I just put the other straight on charge it seems to work okay.
I'll keep an eye on my camera, I haven't noticed it hot on the bottom before but I will check mine!
posted July 22nd, 2014  
@dianeburns Thank you so much for your comments, Diane. I love framing photos but do not always take time to do so. I also do not post daily but may post more with this camera. Oscar is a sweet cat and did not like my flash going off in his face yesterday. I had my Sony set not to do that. I will have to figure out inside photos without a flash. I have previously done the same thing, rotated batteries. If I am gone on a day trip then I take two charged batteries. Thank you for checking your camera for me. I googled it and could not find anything. I have 14 days with this camera so can take it back and get another one and see if it does the same thing. May be a problem with this camera only. Thank you for the follow.
posted July 22nd, 2014  
@darsphotos I have to catch up with photos too Darlene. Way way behind after so long on holiday.
posted July 22nd, 2014  
I don't shoot a whole lot anymore, but my battery seems to last. I had one for almost my whole week long vacation and maybe changed it out on the last day or so. Yes, have files set to large. Low light can be tough. Still for me, too. Often requires a tripod. Indoor photography unless well lit or without the flash can be a challenge. Yesterday, I took the old camera (a point and shoot) along on Mike and my date. Not having control, the delay, the way it took the photos...all these things annoyed me. Good luck figuring it out and happy shooting. You can shoot in auto when you don't want the blurry backgrounds. I think that Aperture Priority helps you get those. I still use auto focus and that helps some with that, I think.
posted July 22nd, 2014  
Yay! What a great shot with your new camera. I am really impressed with how well you are doing already.
posted July 22nd, 2014  
This is such a cute shot, Darlene, and it's a Fav! Have fun with your new camera.
posted July 22nd, 2014  
Yey! Happy new camera gotta to love oscar too
posted July 22nd, 2014  
A beautiful capture:-) Enjoy the new camera:-)
posted July 22nd, 2014  
@grammyn Thank you so much, Katy. Oscar is a pretty easy subject though in dimmer light outside I could not capture a clear or lit photo. I am learning and practicing.
posted July 23rd, 2014  
@mittens Thank you so very much for your comments and the fav, Marilyn.
posted July 23rd, 2014  
@claireuk Thank you so much, Claire. I wish I could pose him but he likes to sit where he wants to. I need another subject but enjoyed taking photos of him.
posted July 23rd, 2014  
@carolmw Thank you very much for your comments, Carol.
posted July 23rd, 2014  
@princessm I am glad you had a fun time away. It is nice to vacation and put everything behind but take photos while on vacation. Looking forward to seeing more of your photos. I am always behind and so glad that you pop in here.
posted July 23rd, 2014  
@amandal When I am out on the weekends I take more photos as I have the chance to. It will be nice not to have to take a lot of photos to get a few good photos. That is a long time for a battery to last. My camera shows "L" for photos and no option that I can tell. I miss my Sony for low lit photos as I could hold it steady and not have the flash go off and do pretty good. I am seeing the need more often for using a tripod. It is amazing what happens as we get better photos and try to go backwards when we feel the need for it like your time out yesterday. I will check it out more and see what is what. I was taking photos in 4's, ISO 100, 200, 400 then 800 to see how they came out. I will have to check out auto focus though think that is what I was using as it works by clicking down and focuses mid way. Thank you so very much for your help. I really appreciate it Amanda.
posted July 23rd, 2014  
@darsphotos Hi Darlene, this is a useful web site for learning about photography:
http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm
There are probably many others.
posted July 23rd, 2014  
@princessm Thank you so much for the website, Decima. I really appreciate it. I have been watching you tube videos and they are a lot of help as well. I am having fun playing with my camera. So much to learn.
posted July 23rd, 2014  
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