New Camera Fun!

I got my new camera (Canon Rebel XT) in the mail on Thursday, and since then I have been wearing it around like a necklace! I just can’t get over how amazingly clear and focused all the pictures are, and how much I have to learn!

I have been dreaming about buying a DSRL for quite some time now, I just did not want to drop the several hundred dollars necessary to purchase one. However, when my old camera suddenly died on me a couple of weeks ago, I just could not survive without a decent camera. At first I thought about getting buy for a few more pay checks with a cheapo point and shoot, but once I went to amazon and saw the DSRL’s I could buy for only one hundred more…yeah, it was over.

I bought my camera used from amazon, and have not regretted it thus far. Yes, the camera body is a little scratched (which was noted on the description), and it is not the newest model, nor does it have all the high tech features. But it is a huge upgrade from my canon powershot (a camera that I absolutely loved, and will probably buy again just to have the convenience of a point and shoot), and the price was reasonable for my budget.

While I love making healthy meals, and the community and friends I have gained from blogging, I think the biggest enjoyment I get from the whole process is the photography. I love taking pictures of food! I think it is so much fun to manipulate the food, lighting, and accessories to produce a picture that is good enough to eat.

Shooting in manual mode is a lesson in patience and trial and error right now. I definitely still have a looonng way to go in improving my pictures, but I can also tell such a big difference from where I began only a few months ago.

Here are some of my favorites from this weekend:

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9 comments on “New Camera Fun!

  1. tartarsandteacups says:

    Lovely- just like the photographer!!!

  2. Food Stories says:

    You look so cute with your new camera & I do agree, photography is way cook and way fun 🙂

  3. GREAT pictures! Awesome idea to buy used too, I never even thought about that. 🙂

    • recimplicity says:

      Yeah I was a little worried about buying something worthless online. But I looked for very established sellers with lots of great customer feedback and have been very pleased so far!

  4. -kevin- says:

    ur photo’s rock!

  5. thelady8home says:

    Congratulations on your new Camera Erin! I am so happy for you. I have always loved your photos, but I agree, these are beautiful and I am sure you will get better and better with each passing day :))

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