I'll be back.

Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit, weave and have picked up the sticks to needle knit, too! My patterns page links to Ravelry and I will answer questions about those. Maybe someday I will be back to write more. We will see where life takes me.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Cheat

Oops, I missed a day. Well, I'll try to make up for it by posting twice today.

Speaking of "cheating," I thought I'd share this nifty guide my sister, Tessa, posted awhile back. It's from the tumblr blog "Living in the Stills."

Once upon a time, I knew the ins and outs of my manual SLR camera. I bought a Pentax ZX-M SLR manual-focus camera for a photography course back in college. I still have it and should play with it more often. But manual focus requires me to wear my glasses and it just doesn't feel natural having a glasses lens pressed up to the viewfinder. (I wore contacts back then.) 

A few years ago I was going to sell it and took it for one last romp in the wild. The following three photos were fresh from the camera — no editing in Photoshop.

Rusted Cyclone Fence



Instead I held onto my dear friend. My aforementioned sister even borrowed it for her own first photography course in college.

Since then I have fallen out of practice and forgotten a bit of the tech. I love how this cheat sheet sums up the variables in simple terms plus nice visuals. It's enough for me to turn the dial on my digital camera to M and see what I can do! (Or maybe even dig out my old camera.)

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