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.


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!


  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 :-)

  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! :)

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

  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!