Last week, Scott and I invested in a DSLR camera. I say Scott and I because technically he bought it but when you're more or less married, these things are kinda shared items - a bit like the couch. However, unfortunately Scott wasn't blessed with the gift of being a good photographer, and that's putting it politely. It's somewhat of a running joke between us, (and well, now all of you lot too!) Deep down he's secretly praying that I'll mange the task of documenting our lives in image form whilst he sticks to managing the 'grown up' stuff... you know, all the boring, life admin tasks that reduce me to drinking wine from the bottle and muttering profanities.
In short, I decided to try out our new toy taking snaps of the pigs. Ralph was all for it, so much so that trying to photograph him without his nose stuck up against the lens; proved challenging. Hamish on the other hand was completely disinterested and refused to perform for the camera in any way whatsoever. Diva. She's a girl after my own heart. As a result, most of the snaps are of Ralph being curious whilst Hamish sat in her hammock looking all smug.
Oh, and before we hop to it, these pictures were taken in manual mode, on the very first day of said camera ownership - shortly after I'd resorted to watching a You Tube video on how to attach the neck strap so please be kind. There are so many things, (technically) wrong with the images - mostly that they are over-exposed, out of focus in parts etc. but I thought I'd share them anyway for the cuteness factor. Enjoy.
If you have any photography tips and tricks, let me know or if you have any photography related blog posts - leave your link in a comment below and I'll be sure to check them out.