So this Christmas I got a Nikon D90. I was really excited to use it until I pulled out the manual book.. YIKES! The thing is huge. I mean I knew I needed to take some photography classes and what not to really master the thing, but when it took me a half an hour to get the battery, sim card & lens in place I knew I was in big trouble. I turned the camera on and turned it to auto expecting to pull off some awesome photos! Well that didn't happen.. they were all blurry or I could see my own shadow. I really had to turn the lens to the perfect spot to get a clear photo. Needless to say this new camera is going to take some serious work. So I decided to put that on the back burner & figure out my new photoshop first.
Which I gifted to myself for Christmas because I think I was pretty nice this year :)
I figured I could use decent photos I already had, thinking I would still feel I was making progress by whipping out some legit edited pictures.
Anyways when I opened it up I found myself very confused and more frustrated than before.. Especially since I couldn't even figure out how to pull a single photo in the thing. So after waiting forever to load youtube tutorials with no luck of any understanding, I finally posted a sort of help please on fb! Don't judge me, I was desperate!
(Usually I would call my brother Landon to tell me how to problem solve these sorts of things, but I know he doesn't have photoshop & just recently had a baby so I decided he deserved a break from my technical retardation).
Anyways a friend from back home so graciously called to help me, & help he did!!! I still have loads to learn but he answered a bunch of my questions & so kindly explained everything to me. So without further adieu:
So there you have it. I have learned something already this year!
*Side Note: I had been trying to upload these pictures above for the last 3 days! They kept just endlessly uploading or would say server error. Initially I thought it was our slow internet connection, but even when I went to the pool where they have faster internet it still wasn't working. These sort of problems drive me crazy! I felt so frustrated and wasted hours & hours waiting for them to load with no success. I usually just ask other people to fix problems for me, it just seems to go faster & trust that other people always know more than me (which is mostly true, I know I'm no genius)! In this case I felt like no one could really know how to fix the problem over the phone & since Jer really doesn't know how to work blogger or photoshop I didn't think he could be helpful either. So finally I said to myself:
this problem needs to be fixed, & I need to do it!
So I thought to myself if I were Landon, how would I fix this.... (poof idea pops into my head) I remembered how he will always google his question & read the possible solutions. So that's what I did! 2 hours later I figured out I needed to change the format of my photo's from psd to jpeg. Now I know some of you are thinking duh, but I have never been savvy with computers or technology. I am so jealous of kids these days really being taught how to work computers & the programs that go with them. I just feel so behind sometimes, I love technology but it will leave you in the dust if you don't keep up. I am glad however I learned how to communicate better than most kids these days with their facebook, iphones & what not. Jeremy always gets annoyed and says young kids these days are communication-ally retarded. Well sorry I know this story has turned forever long about how I could use some basic technology classes, but I glad for a moment that I figured out a problem on my very own. Diesel is very proud of his mamma's accomplishments this day :)