Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Pictures

I was a lucky girl this Christmas... my hubby got me a new lens for my camera... a 35mm f/1.8 lens that can help get that cool bokeh look in some of my pictures.  I begged the hubs to let me open my present a few hours early because I have been drooling over the Unskinny Boppy's photo from her post "Taking Glowing Pictures of the Tree."  Her cool picture of her son has been flying like crazy through Pinterest and I have been lusting over one of my own.

I started by using her settings: ISO 3200, f/1.8, ss 1/30th... but played a bit to try and get the lighting a bit brighter.  I am fairly new to using my camera in manual mode... but I am LOVING experimenting with it!
This was taken with all the lights off, ISO 6400, f/1.8, ss 1/30.
Little sis moves more... so getting a clearer picture of her in low light is a tad bit more tricky, but with the same settings I got this shot- kind of grainy, but I am still in love.

And after Santa stopped in, I snapped a few shots at ISO 1600, f/1.8, ss 1/30.
 The one of the whole tree I raised my f-stop up a bit... ISO 1600, f/2.2, ss 1/30.

It is so fun to experiment with having a DSLR!  I hope you and your families had a beautiful Christmas and thanks to Unskinny Boppy for the inspiration!



  1. Yay for new lenses! Your pictures are great! What a beautiful tree!

  2. Beautiful photos of your tree.

  3. I think the pictures are so beautiful !!

  4. Lucky you! Looks like you had a great xmas.
    Coming from the linky

  5. You captured some beautiful Christmas photos Christy! Thanks for linking up with the simple things this week. :)

    1. So sweet of you to stop in and comment, and thank you! I adore your blog and you have me motivated to get those unique, sweet pictures that we will cherish in the future.


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