Thankful for Cuties…

I have not purposely neglected the blog – I’ve been having fun with my new toy!


The Canon Rebel T2i. I’ve been wanting a new camera for the past year. Some of the blogs I frequent make me giddy when I see their amazing photos. I did a bunch of research, emailed back and forth with other bloggers, talked to photographer friends and posted questions on some photography forums.

I had so much camera envy at the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival in San Francisco, that I decided to just go for it. I’ve been saving money, had several gift cards and Amazon was having a great deal on the camera I wanted.

I have spent the last 3 days reading the manual, geeking out with our buddy Aaron who has a Canon, learning a ton about the different settings, lenses, etc.  – I have so much more to learn.

I took two photography classes in college – yah… that was back in 1991 and again in 1993. Old school 35mm, chemicals, dark rooms, etc. My friend Paul and I had a mild obsession with cemeteries and photographing statues, markers, etc. I’m definitely in a different place now… ya think?

I’m excited to learn more about my camera, photography in general, lenses, settings, composition and lighting… seriously, I could barely sleep last night – I was awake for hours thinking of all the places I want to take my new camera.

I’m on vacation for the week and the possibilities are endless.

So no cooking today… just a bunch of test photos trying out my new lenses and settings. I love some of the photos, others, not so much. Total camera and macro lens newbie.

I am really enjoying myself. I look forward to the practice, practice, practice – trial and error. Right now I’m just trying to get comfortable with the 18-55 mm that came with the camera. I have not even taken the 55-250 mm out of the box. That will happen this afternoon. My girlfriend Kristen and I are headed out on a little photo adventure. I can’t wait!

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  1. aaaahhhhhhhhh…how exciting!!!!!

    some of those pics are already fab!

    • Adrian on November 22, 2010 at 11:27 am

    The pictures look awesome! The very first one looks 3D–like the peel’s exploded off the Cutie and is hurtling at the camera.

    Bullet Time Cutie!

    • Jodi on November 22, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    So jealous! Been thinking about getting a better camera myself esp. since having the baby… May I ask the price range? These orange shots are really amazing! 🙂

      • foodiddy on November 23, 2010 at 9:35 am

      You should get one with that adorable baby doing cute stuff daily! Just keep checking for amazon or other deals. I think there will be some black Friday sales too!

    • Jerome on November 22, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Dan just told me about your new camera, and I am jealous.

    I tested this camera in the store, and it does a great job even at 1600 ISO.


      • foodiddy on November 23, 2010 at 9:33 am

      Hi Jerome, thanks for stopping by. It’s a sweet camera! Dan said you were getting one soon, nice!

    • Marci on December 3, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Congrats on the new camera! Hope you enjoy and it captures some great images!

    • Jill on December 8, 2010 at 10:17 am

    You should invest in the 50mm 1.4 lens! I rarely take it off my camera 🙂

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