The New Cam Cam! Canon Rebel T1i!

Well, I finally twisted Shane's arm enough . . . we are getting the Canon EOS Rebel T1i Digital SLR Camera! I am suuuuuuuuuuuuuper excited about this! If you know me, you know I loooove taking pictures (almost too much), and I really want to be able to learn and understand the camera really well so I can take lots of pictures of all my family members (especially all the new bundles of joys) and friends! As well as all of the beautiful scenery Erie has to offer! I really have to thank Shane sooooo much for doing a lot of research to find the best camera for us. He is so good at it, and it just makes me so glad to have a husband that is so supportive in my passions! Although, I'm sure he will enjoy "figuring it out" as well!

I also want to thank one of my favorite photographers, Meaghan Elliott for all of her help in what cameras and lenses are best. I know she is super busy, and I greatly appreciate the time she took to help me out! She introduced us to the site, Adorama, where we actually ended up buying all our goods!
We ordered a "kit" that comes with the Rebel, the 18-55mm lens, a 4GB SD memory card, an extra rechargeable battery, and the Slinger camera bag (below). We also ordered the 50mm f/1.8 lens because we heard from two awesome photographers that the 50mm f/1.4 was the best lens to have, but . . we settled on the 1.8 because it does pretty much the same thing and is quite a bit cheaper.
So hopefully soon I can start clicking away with the new Rebel!

Does anyone know of any photography classes or photoshop classes in the Erie area?


ron said...

the erie art museum usually has a digital photography course (2 levels), but i'm not sure when they are.

if you really want to understand how photography works, i highly recommend the book, "understanding exposure" by bryan peterson.

*Stace* said...

great! thanks so much!

shane said that he saw that book recommended on a lot of the forums he was reading too! We will have to check it out!

Thanks :-)

MasterG said...

I recommend Canon EOS Rebel T1i for your new DSLR camera. Enjoy excellent camera.

Brooke & Freeland said...

yay! congratulations on the new camera! Ive looked at the Erie Art Museum before for their classes - and thought about signing up!

All the schools here charge an Arm & a Leg for their classes.

I just try to force myself not to use the automatic settings and learn that way. But Im still learning and taking a VERY long time too so I wouldnt take my advice!

Let me know if you get those books and like them!