Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Present!


My generous husband has gotten me a DSLR for Christmas! And it has arrived!

Oh, I can't wait to play...well, play more...had a go this afternoon for a bit. Truly a fun and amazing camera! There is alot to play with, but there are "full auto" modes too, to help with the learning curve.

A little story about the power of this camera...
We've had no sunlight today, it's just a cold, windy, dark day here. So, I didn't get in any photos of the sketches I did this morning. But, tonight I thought I'd just try the Rebel and see what happens. So, sans tripod, and unable to turn off the flash (not that far into the manual yet), I propped up the sketchbook and took a quick photo. The image required much less tweaking than when I have the point-and-shoot with tripod and the flash turned off - it was incredible!

Anyway, I am so thrilled with this camera and the possibilities that lie ahead. Below is the darling man himself, being superdad this morning (putting off his own agenda because his late-rising son wanted company at breakfast.) We are a blessed family to have such a great man!

6 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

I'm jealous lol I would love a DSLR, well 2 of them. If we only had one, hubby and I would be fighting each other to use it :p

Jeanette said...

Ooooh lucky you. What a great present! Its wonderful to have a camera that relieves some of the stress of taking good photos.

Now I wonder if its too late to amend my Christmas wish list... :)

S.G. Chipman said...

Fantastic Rose! You're gonna love that camera. I have the XTi, but assuming the XSi is about the same control-wise, if you turn the mode dial all the way to the right it'll turn off the flash and remain in auto mode.

The flash itself on that camera isn't the best, but I've found that diffusing it with the lid from a can of Pringles will give you the light you need without the harsh glare/reflection.

Jo Castillo said...

Rose, Lucky you. Sounds like you have a great family. We will be waiting for the photos!

Rose Welty said...

Jennifer, hubby hasn't ventured towards it yet. :D

Jeanette, really it's a business investment...can you try that line?

Steve, thanks, I'll try that. And I wouldn't have thought of the Pringles lid.

Jo, I do have a great family. Photos should be coming soon...

Ann said...

Oh you lucky girl! Have fun with your new toy :)