Thursday, June 10, 2010

Birthday present to myself.

I finally did it! I bought a new camera! Say hi to my brand new Canon Rebel XS. Here are some of my first photos with it...

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I can't wait to learn more about how to use this thing...it's so fun! If any of you have the same camera...or a Canon...or just any sort of photography knowledge in general - I'd love to hear from you! Tips, helpful books/websites, techniques, etc. - I'm definitely no photography expert (until yesterday I'd never used anything fancier than my old point and shoot) but I'm eager to learn!

P.S. There are a few more here.

22 comments:

Maria Confer said...

What a great gift for yourself. Isn't amazing how clear slr pictures are.

Your pups are still sooooo cute.

My one rule, is that I try really hard not to use my flash. I love photos with natural light, even if it's dark.

Lulu Letty

Kristy said...

congrats! that's such a great present to yourself :)

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Liz said...

Ooh I'm so jealous! I want a nice camera so so bad. Lucky girl :)

Jen said...

now we have matching cameras! :P
loving the shots of your puppies.

sharonlei said...

Oh Yay! What an awesome gift to yourself. I hope you have tons of fun learning to shoot in manual. Pick up this book: Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson. It's great!

xx Love & Aloha
***Swing on by to check out my giveaway!

eliza said...

great pics! your pups are such cuties...i borrow my boys SLR for my pics these days & am loathe to use my simple lil finepix because of the vast difference in quality!

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veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

i have a canon eos xsi that i purchased 2 winters ago - and the first thing i did was take TONS of pictures of my pups.

my advice is just to test, test, and test features. tinker with the manual setting - open the aperture, and make the shutter speed faster. i'm not technically proficient by any means, but i learned almost everything just by playing around. pioneer woman also has some great tutorials!

The Daily Fashionista said...

Your puppies are the cutest!! And what nice crisp pics with that camera. I need a new one so bad!!! I'll have to mention this kind to my hubby!

Meggstatus said...

Oh my gosh your puppies are the cutest little things EVER!!! I can't get enough cute puppy photos keep them coming!

I bought a canon rebel xs about a month ago, and it was the best decision I have made regarding my blog. Although I haven't a clue how to use it, my boyfriend is now my permanent photographer.

XO
Megan

April said...

Good for you!! :) Your dogs look so... excited... that you got a new camera... haha ;)

Ms. Chyme said...

nice camera. Photos are great.

Kellene, Fortifying Whimsy said...

what a great gift! I am getting a NIkon for my birthday next month! I CANNOT WAIT! I didn't realize there was another blogger with 'whimsy' in their title.. is it your favorite word too??? lol I love a little whimsy in life. :)

love.

annamargrete said...

I don't have a good camera, so I can't wait to buy myself a new one!

So cute dogs.

Elle Sees said...

lucky you with ya fancy pants camera!

Fear is a Dirty Word said...

oh wow those are so painfully cute! have fun with your camera!
xoxo
-Sam
http://fearisadirtyword.blogspot.com

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

Yay! Does it have a remote? ;)

I've always used Canon cameras - film and digital. I think they're the best! I only switched to a Nikon this year as a friend was gracious enough to give me a used D80 when my DSLR broke. I mean, who can say no to a fancy free camera?

lauren winter said...

yay for canon xs owners! the first photos I took were of my pup, too. :) have fun getting to know your camera!

Bad Taste Toast said...

These puppies are sooooo cuteeeeeee :)

Ashley said...

congrats!! your puppies are too cute :)

xoxo, Ashley

Jammer said...

I'm horrible with cameras, but your puppies are adorableeee! I want a gray lab so bad :)

http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

Danielle said...

The quality is so awesomeee!

Lisa said...

That is so exciting, your new camera takes fantastic pics and congrats on the feature!

 
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