I recently upgraded my camera from a 7.1 mega pixel Nikon D50 to a 12.3 mega pixel Nikon D5000! A very generous gift from my loving grandparents. I haven’t had a lot of opportunity to shoot many images due to lots of snow and below freezing temperatures. However, I have been playing with it indoors using my light cube and macro lens experimenting with jewelry photography. I have had no formal studio training yet, though my studio class began today and I’m very excited to absorb all kinds of knowledge! So far I have just been playing with light and seeing what I can come up with. I know that it isn’t quite high key yet and I need to work more on having a smooth transitional gradient. I’ll post a few more images but for now, here is my favorite!