I have been wanting a fancy camera for years now! (See 31 Things, 32 Things, 33 Things, 34 Things, and even my Life List.) But I was intimidated by all the choices out there. That and I can be a slow decision maker.
Cut to the fact I am mere weeks away from going to Paris and I was finally spurred into action! I am now the proud owner of a Canon T3i! (Check off #16 from my 34 Things List and #4 from my Life List!)
Once I decided on a camera, I had to choose a lens. Ugh, more decisions! I had been stalking several blogs (Shutter Sisters, The Pioneer Woman and Kevin and Amanda) to read up on lenses. I ended up going with the basic lens (for now).
Okay, now I have a fancy camera with a basic lens. What do I do with them? Enter a super timely Living Social coupon for a DSLR Intro class. I bought the deal and took the class this past Saturday. Wow – there is a lot to learn! The instructor went over some basics and then let us loose in Pike Place Market to practice.
Now I have a new fancy camera, a basic lens, and a rudimentary understanding of how to work my camera and I’m going to Paris in a few weeks. Do you know what comes next? I need a new purse of course! That doubles as a camera bag! Who knew there would be so many choices? After much internal debate, I decided on ordering a bag from Porteen Gear (although I’m still hankering after a bag from Epiphanie). I hope my bag gets here soon!
Here are a few of my pictures I took – I definitely need some more practice!