I have a dilema. I usually take dozens of pictures each weekend, and a few during the week. I love my camera. It’s small, like a cell phone and I carry it in my purse everywhere I go. I’m never without it.
You. just. never. know.
…(when you’ll need a camera).
I’ve been perfectly happy with my little Canon powershot 6.2 megapixel. I sometimes put it in my coat pocket just so I can feel it if I put my hands in my pockets. It’s heavy for it’s size and feels solid and it takes oh so beautiful pictures.
Then, for Christmas, Rick surprised me (and I mean SURPRISED me) with the Canon SLR Digital Rebel XTI.
I can’t even put an exclamation point at the end of that sentence. There aren’t really words or exclamations points to tell how surprised and how elated I am to have this camera. I love it. Wait. I love Rick, I like my camera. Ok, I love my camera too.
The dilema comes in for me in this. I love to take pictures and I’ve dreamed of taking REALLY good pictures. Like my brother Tim takes. And I’ve taken some pretty decent ones with my little powershot, (which I am keeping and will continue to carry in my purse), but now that I have the tool I need to take those pictures, I have to learn to use it. And I’m not a very patient person. I want to know how to use it NOW. The kids all went in together and enrolled me in a class at Bellingham Technical College to learn photography, which was a far off goal I had, and now get to actually do.
In the meantime, Kristen, who also has a Canon SLR Rebel XTI, and I went to Fairhaven and had our first of 12 upcoming “Monthly Photo Shoot” dates. So, drumroll, please…the first photos ever taken on MY Canon SLR camera…