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!