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Howd’ya do, New Camera?

Howd’ya do, New Camera?
October 3, 2011 Mary Jo

I’ve felt the artistic constraint of my little point-and-shoot camera for years now.  Years.  The logical upgrade was a dSLR, but it got shoved to the end of the want-it line again and again, behind such necessities as Sheep, then The Spinning Wheel, and other really important things I can’t remember right now.  I had my ideal camera all picked out and set upon a pedestal a couple of years ago and then they went and upgraded everything, changing the naming scheme of the different models and I had to start at square one again.  Choosing a camera is enough to make one’s head spin.  I decided to go with a Canon Rebel 2Ti and a 50mm 1.4 lens.

I feel like a photographic genius now when I take pictures.  Perhaps it’s because the sound of the shutter is an actual “click!” rather than the previously-held dog bark sound of my little point-and-shoot.  That was fun and light-hearted, but I’m grown up now, ready to get down to business. So let’s do it.  I’ve got a user’s manual to read, buttons to decipher, optical miracles to perform.  This week is all about getting to know my camera.  I’m going to go easy on the words and heavy on the images, and just in time to brilliantly photograph the wee sewn clothes I’ll be whipping out next week for my threadbare children.  The Kids Clothes Week Challenge (KCWC) starts next Monday – have you signed up?

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