I’ve been thinking about buying a new camera for a few months now. Ever since I played with Pat’s brother’s DSLR over Christmas break, it’s been on my mind. I replaced my point and shoot camera about a year and a half ago, but photography is something I’ve always been interested in, and with DSLRs dropping in price, I thought it might be time to invest. Since Christmas, I’ve done quite a bit of thinking, quite a bit of research, and a little bit of saving up for my DSLR 🙂
I settled on the Canon EOS Rebel T2i. The T3i was just recently released, and from what I could tell, there weren’t significant differences between the models (at least not to justify the $100 – $200 difference in my opinion), so I decided to go with the T2i and look for a deal. For those who are interested, the camera kit was cheaper at Target than it was on Amazon. I rarely find that to be the case! I was also able to pay for almost half of the camera in gift cards, which made this deal even sweeter.
I am loving the new camera. I couldn’t wait to get it home and out of its case. I’ve been (slowly) making my way through the user’s manual, and looking for guidance online. My first picture with the camera was not very pretty.
Even Bailey looks confused. I slowly figured it out, and my pictures became a little less blurry after I set the lens to “auto focus”…
I’m not sure what I did, but my pictures finally started to look a little better. At this point, Bailey was tired of posing for pictures. Or maybe she was tired of terrorizing our house (do you see how she pulls blankets and pillows off our couch?). I’m learning pretty quickly that this camera is going to require a lot of practice as I explore various settings.
In other news, I’ve adopted a fish. More like, I was gifted a fish… but either way, I am now the proud owner of a tiny red beta fish.
I’ve only owned fish once before – they were also a gift. I gave them away after about two weeks. I think this female is very pretty though. I don’t think you can see in the photo, but she has a deep blue stripe across her. Now that I’m officially attached, my fish needs a name. Any suggestions? I could also use any tips for taking care of beta fish. I’m a “fish out of water” right now, hahaha.
Finally, I never announced, but I won a giveaway from Kimberly at Sunny State of Mind! Kim is my soon-to-be cousin (in-law?)… she is marrying Pat’s cousin this summer and I can’t wait for their wedding! Kim eats a gluten-free diet, and she was giving away gluten-free products from Namaste.
Although I don’t have any sensitivity to gluten (that I’ve noticed), I’m excited to try these products out. I’ve never made my own pizza crust before!
My blog has been light on running posts lately, since I’ve been recovering from the half, but I’m planning on getting back into the swing of things this week. This is my promise to you and myself – more running posts and hopefully more photos 🙂
Do you own a beta fish or DSLR? I could use tips and/or advice for both!