Howd’ya do, New Camera?

I’ve felt the artistic constraint of my little point-and-shoot camera for years now.  Years.  The logical upgrade was a dSLR, but it got shoved to the end of the want-it line again and again, behind such necessities as Sheep, then The Spinning Wheel, and other really important things I can’t remember right now.  I had my ideal camera all picked out and set upon a pedestal a couple of years ago and then they went and upgraded everything, changing the naming scheme of the different models and I had to start at square one again.  Choosing a camera is enough to make one’s head spin.  I decided to go with a Canon Rebel 2Ti and a 50mm 1.4 lens.

I feel like a photographic genius now when I take pictures.  Perhaps it’s because the sound of the shutter is an actual “click!” rather than the previously-held dog bark sound of my little point-and-shoot.  That was fun and light-hearted, but I’m grown up now, ready to get down to business. So let’s do it.  I’ve got a user’s manual to read, buttons to decipher, optical miracles to perform.  This week is all about getting to know my camera.  I’m going to go easy on the words and heavy on the images, and just in time to brilliantly photograph the wee sewn clothes I’ll be whipping out next week for my threadbare children.  The Kids Clothes Week Challenge (KCWC) starts next Monday – have you signed up?

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    Kelley G. said,

    I upgraded my camera last year, and I didn’t go as high end as you have, but I love my 50mm lens, and rarely change it. My pictures became wondrous things and I have really enjoyed taking shots of EVERYTHING. And yes, I did sign up for KCWC. yeah!

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    anie said,

    Yay! I have about the same set up, having had the film version of this camera for years. Added a lens to what you have now! If you leave the flash off most of the time, you’re going to start and finish wonderfully. That lens will bring in so much beautiful light~but you probably know that! Happy sewing! Happy photo-ing!!!

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    Gretchen said,

    I just (this week) upgraded from the 50mm 1.8 to the 1.4, and the difference is HUGE – good choice! Thanks for your sweet words – I’m catching up on my blog reading while waiting for this baby to show! 🙂


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