Mar 16, 2011

I Took the Plunge

That's right, I did it, I took the plunge and bought a DSLR....actually, hubby bought it for me. ;)


 


I couldn't wait...

he wanted to spoil me...

our tax return had come in...

it was on sale...

so it's all good!  ;)










I was worried I would be intimidated by such a machine.  So before I even really picked up the camera, I took half the morning to watch many videos on how to use it's different features, I read through most of the manual, watched more videos and then played around with my new 'friend' ...for quite some time.













I took in as much info as possible, as much as you can with a toddler and a preschooler pining for attention the entire time, and then I think I took something like 400 plus photos in the first 24 hours....and I'm thinking I really like this camera!  I love how no matter the lighting I can capture any moment!  Moments like this...














I love the creative control and as I am growing less and less intimidated by all the photography terms and techniques, I am loving it even more!  It's slowly becoming an extension of me - like I am with a pencil or paint brush...except this is a much more expensive and breakable pencil...


 
 

 










I can't believe the difference!  Now when I take photos I can't wait to upload them, to see them larger, these little works of art....these hundreds of little works of art!   And the ability to capture all those special moments of my girls, crystal clear, that's truly priceless!  Why did I wait so long?!? 













To be honest, I have been in a bit of a creative funk lately.  I blame it on the weather but with Spring on the horizon and this new artistic outlet, I think I may have some serious inspiration and motivation now! It was a big plunge, not a light decision (financially of course) but I really hope to delve more into photography and with the prospect of a near future wedding for my sister-in-law, I may have a good start to build a portfolio.















So bare with me as I relish in my new endeavour and I hope you will enjoy my photos - 'cause I sure love taking 'em!






















Oooo yes, this is gonna be fun!










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5 comments:

  1. Oooh, LUCKY YOU!!! You are going to have so much fun. Enjoy enjoy enjoy. btw, so many bloggers out there that blog about how to use a camera. Just sayin'.

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  2. You'll have so much fun with it! Love the pics!

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  3. WEll YAY! You are going to have so much fun. It's amazing what that camera can do. So excited for you.

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  4. For you: Hooray!

    For me: Someday!

    :)

    Happy for you!

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  5. YAY! Your photography's gonna be taken to a whole new level! The pictures are gorgeous :D Congrats, Kaitlin!!

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