First off, I feel like I have to say thanks to all the readers who have been commenting on my blog lately. I love it, and each comment is like a little note of encouragement. I can't tell you how many great pictures, creative ideas, funny stories, inspiring truths I see everyday when I read blogs and I rarely comment. I feel like the people who are consistent commenters are the same kind of people who would drop you a note in the mail just because they're thinking about you. I like those kinds of people, and I want to be more like them. So thanks, folks, for being encouraging and inspiring. :)
Ok, back to what I'm really here to talk about. Lately I've gotten a lot of questions about my camera. I thought I'd write up a little post about it. I really like my camera and have been so happy with it. My husband complains about how expensive of a hobby it is, but he secretly loves it! :)
My camera body is a Canon Rebel XSi. I actually bought it used from here. I'm sure some people would be a little cautious about buying a used camera, but I had a really great experience and if I ever get an opportunity to upgrade my camera body, I'd probably buy used again.
Ok, so now for my lenses. I have 2 lenses that I use a lot. I also have a couple more that my mom is letting me use (a standard kit lens, and a zoom lens). The two I use the most are my Tamron lens that I got for Christmas and my Canon 50mm 1.8/f lens. I LOVE both of these lenses. Lately I've been using my Tamron lens a lot. But when Laney is being especially camera happy, I'll use the 50mm to get some good close ups.
Another new addition to my camera is a canon speedlite flash. It has been so helpful with all of these parties we've been having at night. Someone gave my brother the flash, and he and Emily so kindly have been letting me borrow it for a while. I really love it, and whenever they want it back I think I'm going to have to purchase one for myself.
I always edit my pictures. Right now I use picnik to edit. It's so simple and user friendly. I'm considering buying lightroom, but we'll see?
If you have any more specific questions I'd be more than happy to try and answer them! Just email me at justshowedupblog(at)gmail(dot)com.