let the camera nerdiness commence!
When I was a kid, my grandfather gave me a $50 savings bond every year for my birthday. The seven-year old me politely said thank you and then silently bemoaned not getting Aerobics Barbie or whatever other trinket I was craving.
Well, now, twenty-five year old me says sincerely, “THANK YOU, GRANDPA!”
My mother handed me a fat envelope full of these bonds last week and after going online to look up each serial number, I realized they were worth nearly $600. I wanted to do something special with them, in honor of my grandpa. I thought about it for awhile and I realized exactly what I wanted to do:
I wanted to get myself a really good camera.
As I do more and more with my blog (and I have a few other projects in the works!), I knew I needed something better than my exhausted little point-and-shoot. I did a bunch of reading on a variety of different “entry level” DSLR cameras and settled upon the Canon Rebel XS.
So now here we are, experimenting by taking photos of everything in my apartment and doing some serious reading from both the manual and My Personal Hero. (I don’t expect to be the next Ree or Deb, but I’m really excited to learn more!)
To you seasoned photographers out there, food or otherwise, any tips you have for me as a fledgling beginner?