Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

My Camera has a What?

Oh, Ya'll! I am sooooooooo excited! I am taking an online photography class by Angie Seaman. You can check out her amazing blog here or her photography website here. I feel so blessed to be learning from Angie. She is Talented...with a capital T. If you are interested, I think another online class begins again in May.

Mr. Incredible blessed me with my Nikon D60 a year ago. I call it my big girl camera and I am so thankful to have it! I think last year I took nearly 3,000 photos with it. I thought they were pretty good...until this class.

I've been leaving my camera set to auto or if I'm feeling really fancy....no flash! Yes, ma'am, fancy photography! I read my manual first but it sounded more like French than English so I just stuck to using my BFF (best friend forever) auto/ no flash...until 2 weeks ago.

I like Angie, but she is s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g me to do better. I have learned that my camera has an aperture setting~Aperture what? I can also set my own white balance and I'm learning how to carry around a little white card to test my white balance before I shoot photos.

My family now runs and hides whenever I get my camera out. Ha! No, not really, they are really patient with me as I practice, practice, practice.

Today is a gorgeous day in our corner of Texas. I hear that cold weather is on its way early next week so I grabbed my "big girl" camera and headed outside. My Bradford pear tree is bursting with glorious blooms. Wanna see:

We are suppose to be practicing Aperture settings and white balance settings. This is a very low aperture setting which gives good bokah in the background:

And this is the same angle with a higher aperture setting to show more of the background:

This is so much fun! We are on spring break next week so I'll be practicing some more. Ya'll have a blessed weekend!


Tracy said...

Gorgeous photos! Wow! I want to check out those classes. What a great idea to do it online. = ) Thanks for sharing. No doubt you're enjoying that beautiful day! = )

P.S. Stop by to see my final giveaway if you have a chance... = )

shelly said...

What a great picture! Love the bright blue sky against the flowers! I could alllllmost smell them :)

bp said...

Look forward to seeing your pictures. Today has been just beautiful here as well! Enjoy spring break.


Barbie said...

These are beautiful pictures Kristie! Looking forward to more!

Erica said...

Gorgeous pics...I think I should check out that course!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love the photos...so want to get better pictures....one of my goals for the year...Having a sleepless night in Shreveport, so thought I would blog hop....Enjoyed my stop here...


Faith Imagined said...

Beautiful pictures!

sister sheri said...

Love the photos! My husband has really gotten into photography... no more just point and shoot for us!

Kirstin said...

What online class are you taking! I have a Nikon D50 and haven't ventured much past auto.

Lea said...

You are so my hero.
Your photos are gorgeous Kristi!

Jaunna said...

These are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Those are great photos! I don't quite have a big girl camera yet. I'm trying to master my current camera before I move on. Looks like you're getting the hang of it! Keep it up!

Tea With Tiffany said...

I'm dreaming of a big girl camera! :) So thankful you are enjoying yours.

Happy Easter! He is risen.