Snap to it! Exposure compensation, and a tough-guy knight

Snap to it | June 10, 2013 | By

You may recall from last week’s post that I’m trying to turn my camera into something more than a point-and-shoot. It’s just too darn heavy to lug around unless I’m using it to do more. So here are the results of my round table photo shoot, in response to Cinnamon’s “Snap to it” tutorial on exposure compensation.

Here is our Sir Snugglepuss (he’s going to HATE my public tendencies by the time he’s big) playing nice

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And here he is in dragon readiness mode

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And here’s his sister, who was told it was her brother’s turn to be showcased this week because she was the subject last week, but who couldn’t bear to be left out

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I’m starting to understand camera settings better, but a lot of the time I still look at the result and say “whaaa?” Getting there! Stay tuned for more weird cooking later this week!

And here’s a teaser for a few weeks from now – I’ve entered to submit a post that must be Canada themed (and of course, an unusual food, because that’s my thing), so here are your hints about what it might be: 1. I have a funny feeling it might taste disgusting.  2. It seems incredibly unhealthy but some Canadians have survived on it almost exclusively in the past. 3. It scoffs in the face of modern energy bars. I’m pretty sure if I eat it once I’ll be able to survive off of my own fat for years. 4. Wine on a stick might be the best pairing. Guesses?

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    Joanna @ Midwestern Bite
    June 12, 2013

    And now I need a crown in addition to my viking hat!

    Your kids are too cute. Too crazy cute. Love the one peeking around the door.

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      Ann Allchin
      June 12, 2013

      Thanks! This is the first time I’ve really posted pictures of them and it gave me middle-of-the-night panic attacks that their stolen pics will end up gracing the front of lice treatment boxes or something. But they are cute, if I do say so myself!

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    Trish
    June 12, 2013

    Pics looks fab! It’s very help to see your settings there. Going to Snap to it now and I’m going to get involved! I LOVE photography but after many classes and books, I still struggle so hopefully this will help.

    Great pics. Those kiddies are so darn cute.

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      Ann Allchin
      June 12, 2013

      Thanks! Glad you’re jumping in! Your kids are pretty darn cute too, and you already take great pics!

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    Mike @ Midwestern Bite
    June 12, 2013

    No idea what your food item could be from your guesses, but I dated a girl in college who was from Fargo. She made me eat lutefisk (spelling?). North Dakota is in Canada, right?

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      Ann Allchin
      June 13, 2013

      From what I know about North Dakota (I’ve seen the movie Fargo three times, after all) it is quite similar, and may actually be kicking around here somewhere. We’ve got a lot of space, so sometimes it’s hard to keep track of it all. I haven’t heard of lutefisk, which makes it very alluring to me of course! About to Google it.

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      Ann Allchin
      June 13, 2013

      Back from googling lutefisk – looks a bit ew. They say it pairs with akvavit though, and I had that once in Denmark – I think it could probably wash down just about anything.

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    Heather Sccott
    June 12, 2013

    Loved these photos Ann, but Reid won’t appreciate them when he is older!
    I’m intrigued about your next blog,look forward to it.
    Our hanging basket looks magnificent at the moment as we had a week of summer weather so thanks again.

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      Ann Allchin
      June 13, 2013

      Thanks to you for entertaining and hosting! It was really great to see you. Thought you’d enjoy the pics of the kids! (So too bad for Reid if one day he doesn’t)

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