TA-DA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After saving up for a few months, the day has arrived. The DSLR is here!! After back and forth research at Consumer’s, photography forums, food blogger sites, etc, I decided on the Canon Rebel XSI 12.2 MP Digital SLR Camera. Did you know Best Buy will match Amazon’s prices? I got a great deal!
3 generations of cameras. Still love my Canon P&S and will continue to use him for things like photos in class and rough events, but the new guy will take my photos to a whole new level.
A little around the house fun –
I still have a LOT to learn about photography (ISO, aperture, lens).
Photography experts: My plan is to get the Sigma 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens that a lot of the food bloggers recommend. But after doing research on aperture and more research in general, I’m wondering if the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens will do? Based on my goals of blurry-around-the-edges photos and my limited knowledge of aperture, it seems f/1.8 is pretty low already for the types of photos I take? And the camera does have a macro setting. The f/1.8 is so much less expensive. But obviously macros are designed for close-ups. OPINIONS? Also, do I need these filters and what do they do!?
I was so busy reading up on my camera and charging the battery that I didn’t really get hungry for lunch until 2PM. I broke for some leftovers from the tailgate.
Turkey + Hararti + Mustard Sandwich on Flax Oat Bran
Plus veggies + hummus + cocktail sauce and some Food Should Taste Good Chips on the side
I am VERY pleased with the new photos!!! I could tell a huge difference instantly.
Here are some comparison shots:
REBEL (Didn’t get a comparable 🙁 )
REBEL (BIG difference there!)
The differential in some shots is greater than others. I need more things to photograph!
Thanks to CaSaundra for this sweet interview on KERF she did for a media writing class 🙂
Off to be a jock!!
(Still dreaming about Nate….)