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Learning About My Kodak Camera

Hi there โค I hope you’re having a beautiful day! ๐Ÿ™‚ Back in February, I bought myself my very first camera, and I wasย so excited to begin using it! I could just imagine how many awesome photoshoots I’d hold, all of the special moments I’d capture … but then something happened.

I couldn’t figure out which settings would produce clear pictures, so I quit using my camera for several months.

It frustrated me that all of the reviews I’d read about this model on Amazon showcased pretty photos, and then I couldn’t manage to get one. If I wasn’t outside and surrounded by natural lighting and focused on completely still subjects, all the viewfinder reflected was blurry snapshot after blurry snapshot.

I regretted investing in something that ended up being a burden to work with, so my first camera sat collecting dust through the spring and the summer. Every time I saw it, I wished that I’d waited longer, saved a bit more money, and purchased a more expensive camera that would work in all lighting and circumstances.

At the beginning of October, I decided to turn on my camera for the first time in weeks. I realized that it was probably worth investing time in, to figure out how I could enjoy using it since I’d spent money on it. So, I pulled up the digital instruction manual and began reading about the settings I hadn’t tried out yet. To my surprise, within moments … I began taking good (or decent, at least) pictures!

Below, I’m going to share these photos with you. โค Some were taken inside my room and could still use some tweaking (aka, I’ll take them again and try out different settings), and others were taken at a playground I went to recently with my siblings. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you enjoy!

KODAK Digital Still Camera
KODAK Digital Still Camera
KODAK Digital Still Camera
KODAK Digital Still Camera
KODAK Digital Still Camera
KODAK Digital Still Camera
KODAK Digital Still Camera

Once again, I am very happy to be using this camera. Transitioning from my iPhone’s camera to a point-and-shoot Kodak was a hard one to make, but I’m now glad that I invested in this model! It takes beautiful videos, wide angle landscape photos, great sport/movement shots, and great pictures of my family. ๐Ÿ’œ

Thank you so much for reading! I enjoyed getting to share these pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m excited to learn more about my camera, as well – it definitely has potential!

Let me know in the comments below:

Do YOU have a camera?

37 replies on “Learning About My Kodak Camera”

I had a small cheap camera for a while and was able to get some nice pictures with it and I used it so much! Now I bought my sisters camera off of her which is so much better and love it! I still have quite a bit to learn, but am having a lot of fun! Photography is such a great hobby. Glad you are using your camera again! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Same here, Brad! I used my familyโ€™s digital camera until I got my own phone, which had a nice built-in camera ๐Ÿ™‚ Aw thatโ€™s great! Iโ€™m glad youโ€™re enjoying it – I love seeing the pictures youโ€™ve taken! And thanks, Brad!

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That’s a great camera, I am so happy for you! I have black Nikon that is 28x zoom, we got it off Amazon. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m pretty happy with it, every photo dump I have is with that camera. ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe we can have a photography collab one day!

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So glad that youโ€™re starting to figure your camera out! I was the same way when I bought a DSLR. There was so many different settings and I was getting really frustrated that none of my pictures were turning out okay. It definitely takes time to sit down and try to figure it out, but itโ€™s totally worth it!

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That’s awesome you have a camera!! Thanks for sharing your journey – it was nice to read ๐Ÿ˜Š The photos are great! Keep taking photographs, dear! ๐Ÿ’– I have one cheap and very easy to use camera. I got it when I was 8 years old. It takes quite lovely photos, but I would like to have ‘more professional’ camera. Photography is such an amazing hobby and I would love to be able to improve my skills ๐Ÿ˜€

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Thank you, Ann! โค and youโ€™re welcome, I had fun sharing them. ๐Ÿ˜Š Aw I will! Hopefully, youโ€™ll be able to get a more professional camera at some point! Although having one that takes great pictures is the important part ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ Same! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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It really is! It was so hard to find a good quality camera for under $300, and I took the risk of buying the one I did to see if I could make it work. Thatโ€™s been the issue for me, too! Aw thank you! โค

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The photos you took are really nice! I know how tricky it can be to figure out how a camera works. I was feeling so lost last year when I bought my new camera, with all the settings and buttons it had, haha! Even now, I’m still confused by some!
I’m glad to hear you learned how to properly use yours, haha! I hope I’ll get to that level too, someday! ๐Ÿ˜€

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I’m so glad that you’re camera worked out, Maggie! Photography is so fun! ๐Ÿ™‚
Those are some cool pictures, I hope you share more! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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It definitely is! Well, for blog photos, I usually just use my phone, although having an actual camera is great for photoshoots. ๐Ÿ˜€ I can give you the link to my camera if youโ€™d like to check it out!


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