Summer Snapshots:Garfield Park Conservatory

 Ok y'all, I have a confession. I've had my camera for well over a year and I've barely gotten out of auto focus. It's been part laziness, part "I'll do that some other time." Well, the time came on a date to the conservatory. All I can ask myself now is, "Why did I not start working on this before?!" I love the shots I got. Even more, I loved the feeling of actually controlling the camera instead of it controlling me. I can't tell you how many times I used to get frustrated when my camera's autofocus went crazy. This summer, among other things, will be the summer of the manual focus. I think it got off to a decent start. Any suggestions for me on the journey? I'm always up for tips and tricks! On another note, how is it June already? I have no idea where May went. More incentive to seize the day (as if any more incentive were needed.) I hope your June is off to a splendid start. Your June could be even better if you one that darling Indica Jewelry Necklace. Today is the last day to sign up for the giveaway. Good luck!

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  1. you got some pretty awesome shots!

  2. I love your photos. The way I see it, you'll only give us even more amazing shots!

  3. I adore these photos and can totally tell that you're using manual mode - my favorite. I'm still guilty of using auto now and then when I want to get a shot quickly. But manual renders the most gorgeous photos. My favorite is playing with depth of field!

    1. That's what was so "whoa!" about using manual. Now I can try all the tips and tricks that never quite worked with auto focus.


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