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.