Thursday, June 19, 2008

Burst Shooting

As most of you probably read a few weeks ago, my camera died a rather sudden and unexpected death, and no amount of begging or pleading (or swearing and stomping around) have managed to revive it. The general consensus is that it will cost so much to repair, that we may as well just put our money towards something new and updated. I've thus far been able to make a decision on WHAT I want to buy. My mom went and purchased a Panasonic DMC-TZ4 on Saturday, and the next day I showed up and took off with it! ha! I wanted something to photograph Em's Kinder graduation with, and I figured it would be a good opportunity to "play before I pay". I've since decided this isn't THE camera for ME, but it's a fun, easy, great little camera and I think my mom will be very very happy with it (assuming I ever get around to giving it back... *grin* I've promised it will arrive tomorrow night after Emily's dance rehearsal).

One thing it has that I know I will be looking for in whatever camera I DO end up purchasing, is Burst Shooting. Basically, you turn the mode on, and can hold the button down and it takes pictures in rather rapid succession, so you have a better chance of getting a good action shot. A lot of the pictures didn't turn out (slight blur, or were taken just before or just after the actual action), but you delete out the not-so-great ones, and you can get some really fun shots! I haven't played with it to it's fullest potential yet, but Emily and I were giggling up a storm looking at some of the pictures I took of her dancing around the kitchen and then jumping up and down.

The idea to blog some of the pictures didn't come to me until I'd (unfortunately) already deleted a bunch of stuff (we caught some REALLY hilarious expressions on her face, or funny angles of her body, etc), but I do have a few I kept, which I can share:

This first one was captured during a burst mode session while she was spinning in circles and swinging her arms from side to side, and giggling like crazy. It's not often I get a REAL smile from her these days, so I was thrilled to see this one, nice and clear with a REAL smile!

Then Emily wanted me to take a picture of how high she could jump, but I never could click at just the right time, or the picture would be blurry. Once I used the burst shooting mode, I got her darn near the top of her jump...and no blur!

And then you get some pictures like this (she was too close to me as she was moving around), which are hilarious and scary at the same time!

(ps In case you normally view my blog with the volume off, you might want to turn it on and check out my new playlist I finally got around to adding--because everyone else was doing it...ha ha ha! I don't have many songs added yet, just the three I'm currently obsessed with and was listening to via youtube prior to adding my playlist)


Matt & Jodi said...

How fun! Those picture are great! I can't wait to see the pictures of Emily from her recital. Madison's was last Friday, but you are way better at getting around to blogging than I am. You'll probably beat me to it. :0)

Good luck picking out a new camera. We just got a new Nikon something-or-other and love it.

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Kaci said...

Ooo cool!! That last one is scary and funny all at the same time!! :)

Kellan said...

I noticed your songs right away - great song and I'm impressed - I don't know how to do anything! Cute pictures.

Thanks for your support today - you are and have always been a good friend. Take care - Kellan

Betsy said...

How fun!! I wish my new camera could do that!! lol. That first pic is so stinking adorable...

Valarie said...

Uhhh, that blurry picture of her is kinda creepy. She looks like an adorable little alien creature thingy.