Tool shots with the built-in flash

Well, my fifteen minutes of fame are over–I’m no longer featured on’s home page.  It was fun while it lasted, but now it’s back to obscurity.  Sigh.

Once again it was almost dark by the time I left work, plus I had some chores that needed to be done, so my photography for this evening was all indoors with the built-in flash.  I really don’t like using the built-in flash when trying to take close-ups shots of subjects, but I thought I’d give it a whirl just to see exactly how much I didn’t like it….turned out to be quite a bit.

My hubby’s workshop has lots of little odds and ends lying around, so I zeroed on in a few things and took about ten or twelve shots, handheld, on the camera’s Auto setting to see what I could get.  Afterwards, I processed a few of the JPG files in Paint Shop Pro, and here are some of the results:

Not my best work, but it gave me a chance to use the camera today, so what the heck.

Finally!  A book that I ordered about three weeks ago finally came in.  It’s “Digital SLR Camera & Photography for Dummies”, 2nd edition, by David D. Busch.  Unlike most of the books in the Dummies series, this one has tons of full color photos in it.  I’m anxious to start looking through it and hopefully gathering some tips that even a dummy like me can understand!

I’ve also started looking around the Internet for recommendations on a new camera bag that will be large enough to hold my camera and three lenses, my filters, cleaning stuff, and my users manual.  I also want a new flash, a new tripod with a better head, and some more software.  Like I said before, this hobby can be expensive!!


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  1. You should take a look at Kata bags. I have a Kata backpack and it allows me to carry a 15″ laptop, dSLR, up to four lenses (sub a lens for a flash if needed) extra memory cards, manuals, etc. I can show it to you at work tomorrow if you’d like. I absolutely love it! As far as tripods go, also check out Manfrotto. They make some good tripods and heads.

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