I’ve been frustrated with our point-and-shoot camera for a while. It seems like I’d only get one good photo out of every 10 or so that I would take. Most of them were blurry, or washed-out, or the shutter speed was so slow that I’d totally miss whatever great face Catie was making at that exact moment. So I decided it was time to upgrade.
So, I just got my very first-ever DSLR camera. It’s a Canon Rebel XSi. I think I’m in love.
(I would’ve slipped it the tongue, but I’m afraid it doesn’t like to get wet.)
The camera arrived yesterday, and I swear it was like Christmas morning for me when the UPS guy rang my doorbell. I sat on the kitchen floor to open the box, I couldn’t wait. And since my muse was napping on the couch, I did what I had to do for my first picture.
She didn’t even stir.
Later, when she woke up, we had more fun with the camera.
Then we went outside to take pictures of the flowers in the yard. It’s an odd season here, some flowers are still blooming, and some plants are definitely making their autumn transition.
My mom says these flowers are annuals. Too bad, because they’re pretty, but I have no intention of re-planting anything next spring. It’ll have to be replaced with something that has a bit more longevity.
No idea what kind of shrub this is, but I love the color gradation on the leaves.
Sigh. Maple tree. My favorite.
Then it was back to taking pictures of my kid. As usual.
So yeah, I love it. I can’t wait to learn more about how to tweak the different settings and make my pictures fabulous. CANNOT. WAIT.
Also, I have to give a big thank you to Rick at Tiny Prints for selling his camera to me. And another thank you to Casey, without whom I wouldn’t have known that Rick was selling his camera in the first place!
My crappy point and shoot broke on Friday. I warned my husband that I was going to buy cannon rebel.
So what did the sucker do? He FIXED the freaking point and shoot. I hate him.
I was to buying one. They are a bit expensive though, but worth it- i think.
yay i remember getting mine last year. it’s been bliss ever since!
Ohhhh purty and shiny. YAY. Congrats. 🙂
Hope you enjoy the camera, the photos so far look great! Love the ones in Flickr too and I look forward to seeing more.
I’m jealous. Beyond jealous.
Enjoy your new toy! I can’t wait to get one!
Aw, yay! In my house new cameras are celebrated like good grades- usually by going out to dinner. 🙂 Enjoy that new camera smell! Love it!
So jealous! A DSLR is on the top of my wish list. One day, one day!
congrats on your new baby.
This is the same camera I have and I love love love it! You’ll be a changed woman! Heh.