Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My Camera/Longest Post Ever

I have got a lot of questions about my camera lately. I wanted to do a quick post for anyone thinking about getting a camera for Christmas. If you do not care about cameras, skip to the bottom for a fun giveaway!

  I have a  Canon Rebel xsi. I have had it for about 2 years. It came with the standard EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens. I kept that lens for about a year before getting my first fixed lens.The lens makes all the difference.

The first lens I purchased was the Canon 85mm F/1.8. It is a pricey lens but I ended up finding one on Craigslist. It is my favorite lens I have.

While I love the 85mm lens it really is not very practical. If there was one lens that everyone should have I would suggest the 50mm f/1.8. It is super affordable, especially compared to the 50mm f/1.4.

Some basic tips that I have learned about photography:
The lower the F- stop(f/x.x), the more you can blur the background.
(example: this picture was taken with a f/1.8, something with a f/3.5 would have a clear background)

*Use your white balance. It makes a huge difference. The majority of the time I will leave mine on auto, but if something looks off try the WB.

*The higher the ISO- the brighter the picture.

*If you are not comfortable shooting in Manual, AV is the way to go(Canon terminology)

There you have it, my two cents. I AM BY NO MEANS AND EXPERT. I have never even had a class. I just have found these tips by trial and error and advice from other bloggers.


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While we are discussing photography...

My wedding photographer has made some major changes to her blog.
How beautiful is this logo? I am in love.
Go check out her new blog and while you are there do not forget to enter her Christmas Giveaway! It is good!

5 comments:

  1. I'm totally craving a new camera! I want a digital SLR so this is very inspiring for me to actually pull the trigger. Photos are so important to collect memories - and to blog about :-)

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  2. All of that looks like jibberish to me because I don't have a fancy camera, but when I do get one, I'll be sure to come back here for a reference! :)

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  3. Thanks for all that info, on my holiday wishlist is in fact a new SLR camera, this info comes in very handy ;)

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  4. Great tips! I definitely need to take a camera class because I have no idea what I'm doing :) AV is definitely my friend!

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