Friday, April 3, 2009

I bit the bullet.

For quite some time now I have contemplated making this purchase but for some reason could not bring myself to do so whenever I neared the opportunity. I am generally known and referred to as the girl who "always takes pictures" and also as the annoying girl who documents nearly everything by doing so. However, the very ones who nag me are very sure to e-mail me asking for certain photos. I can only humor this.

I've been following various photography blogs for some time now and their inspiration has only caused my desire to grow stronger. However, my Canon Powershot would only allow me to do so much and while I tried to take artsy photos and use my handy dandy editing tools, the camera itself really does make a significant difference.

With that said, I finally went out and purchased a most lovely Canon Rebel XSi. I had to let four people talk me into it as I was beginning to experience buyers remorse before I even made the purchase. I'm always extremely nervous about making large purchases and I tend to talk myself in and out of it numerous times.

I'm really glad I didn't talk myself out of it this time! It was love at first shot. The quality and crisp, clear images that this camera has the ability of producing is phenominal. I'm super excited to learn some techniques and eventually purchase some awesome lenses for her.

Thank you especially to Andrea for being a source of inspiration and for giving me such great info! If you don't already follow her blog, I suggest you begin. She is amazingly talented and such a sweet person.

Undoubtedly, I have a lot to learn but I'm very much looking forward to fueling this passion of mine and doing so with an amazing camera!

Here are some "practice" shots. I'm still getting used to everything and haven't quite figured out how to do much but I'll share what I did get.



Elizabeth said...

Yay for you! I wish we lived close and we could go out shooting together!

Andrea said...

That buyers remorse will quickly vanish. I promise :)

Thank you for your kind words.

Have fun getting to know your new Canon! :)

Just Kids said...

You will love your new camera. Have fun with it everyday.

Ruggy13 said...

Looks like fun!!! I think I might try and take some pictures today :-)

Ophelia said...

Coolness! I used to be really into photography years and years ago before the digital wave hit! :) So much fun! Enjoy your new camera!

devonmarie said...

I have the version before that the the Rebel XTI, and LOVE it!
Have fun with your purchase.

Abbi said...

sooo cool! you'll love it!!

Mitzy said...

great camera!!!.. canons take awesome pics!!!
I have had my eye on a Nikon d-60 for quite awhile.. and I know it will prob be quiet awhile before I get it..LOL

But for now, Im enjoying my canon point and shoot !

Love the pics!!!!

Emmy said...

I'm so jealous! I want one! Have fun and happy shooting!

burningDESIRE said...

OMG!!! Your first paragraph is exactly me! LOL

I really want to get a new camera but I feel like I still have some use on the one I have, plus my brother helped me get it, and I sorta feel like I might be "ungrateful" if I get a new one. But I DID pay him back...idk.

I'm so happy for you though! I'm DEFINITELY excited and am looking forward to the stuff you will bring to the blog. :D

RunTX said...

Wow! It looks like fun! My brother takes his camera everywhere with him. I never understood why until now.