Operator Error?

A couple of weeks back I ordered gobs of photos from snapfish. The excitement I used to feel when I would go pick up my prints up from camera casino returned when the package arrived at my doorstep. I opened the package. Started flipping through over one-hundred prints. As I flipped I got more & more disappointed. The photos were dark. They lacked any sort of contrast. I was confused. I blamed snapfish. There was no way this was operator error.

Well.... it looks like the problem may indeed be operator error. This past weekend we went over to Turkey Run State Park in Indiana &, as always, I took my camera. On the hour ride over to the park I decided to do some investigation. My investigation began by reading about Selecting a Picture Style in my Digital Rebel XTi owners manual. I slowly learned that my camera was set on Faithful.


This is for users who prefer to process images with their personal computer. (aka the user never wants to print them)... The image is dull and subdued.

Awesome. I have no idea how long the camera has been set to Faithful, which is a misleading label if you ask me! I'm guessing at least since last December, since those were the oldest photos I had printed. I've now begun switching the picture style setting between Portrait & Landscape accordingly. I will be printing some more photos (maybe not gobs this time!) to see if the problem was indeed operator error.


CrossTraining 08 Brochure

As I have mentioned in the past I am hoping to update the portfolio section of jessiemariestudio.com at some point. Until that point comes, I will be posting current projects here on the blog. Above is the CrossTraining Brochure that I recently completed. Also check out the combined efforts of my graphics with Dave Shepherd's website magic for the conference at http://glw.intervarsity.org/wi/ct08/

A change needed to be made.

Well, with a baby on the way changes need to be made. Number one is the way I was blogging for Jessie Marie Studio. Even though I was learning a lot of html, I figured for ease of posting in a more timely manner I should join blogger.com. So check back often for updates on the Corolla (doing well... just got a wash & wax last weekend), Kyt (guzzing gasoline with the best of them... but quite handy for hauling new baby gifts around), Jarrod (he is currently growing a bead for winter), Jessie (she is currently growing a baby for winter!) & Baby Scheunemann (due to arrive around the 8th of January).

BTW I was currently asked how the Caviler has been. The Caviler is doing well. Over 200,000 odd miles driven. Cody did have a bit of a scare last week after having to get him towed. Cody called us because he thought it was the end of the road for the Caviler & he knew Roy wanted to know the final milage.... but no worries the gas gauge had broke & he had just ran out of gas! So after filling him up at the pump all is well.