Friday, February 24, 2012

Fun Friday

Fun Friday, huh? Go somewhere fun? Do something fun? Make something fun? Talk to someone fun? Read something fun? So many options? Today, I think I'm going in a different direction, though. I'm going to tell you about something I got that is fun.

So I have this little hobby called digital scrapbooking, right? Well, what is one major thing you need for digital scrapbooking? Digital photographs, of course! The hobby and digiscrap and photography really goes hand and had. As a matter of fact, many digiscrappers I know are professional photographers.

Anywho, in August of 2007, just a few months before I found out I was pregnant, I bought my first digital camera. Yes, I was a little behind the times! I got a Sony CyberShot and I really liked it! After I had Maylee, I came to realize just how important my camera was. I mean, I was taking hundreds of photos every month. So in November of 2009, right after Thanksgiving (and just in time for Christmas!), I got an even better camera, c Canon PowerShot SX200 IS. This was such an upgrade from what I had and I was ecstatic with it for so long. know how it is with electronic toys. You always want the biggest and the best. About six months ago, I got the itch to get a dSLR REALLY badly. I had a serious hankering. But I waited patiently (yeah right) until we could afford it. And that time finally came! A week ago (ok, a week exactly. I bought it at 4:35 p.m. CST) today, I got my first dSLR! I am one happy girl. You guys should have seen me checking out with this puppy. I was literally shaking. My stomach had butterflies. And yes, I'll admit, my eyes were watering a was the wind, you see.

So, here's my new baby, a Canon EOS Rebel t3. Yes, there are much better/nicer/pricier dSLRs. But this one is perfect for me and I'm very happy with it.
Now the fun begins with trying to learn how to use this puppy. To say it has lots of bells and whistles is quite an understatement. There is so much to learn. I've pinned so many photography cheat sheets, just to kinda get my feet wet. Here's one of my favorites.

Since I got the camera, I've taken so many "dummy" shots of teddy bears, vases of flowers, bottles of lotion...anything I feel like I have a good angle on and I can practice on. So here are a couple of my favorite shots with my new camera.

Gah! I'm in love! I can't wait to learn how to really use this puppy!

Love to all! Have a wonderful weekend,


  1. I am seriously so excited for you, Kate and can't wait to see your pictures get better and better. The photography bug can be a serious thing. lol. Maelee is adorable, too. :)

  2. I would have been shaking too! My mom surprised me with mine the weekend of Shaun's birthday, so I totally wasn't expecting it. She stuck it in the bottom of a birthday bag that had some new outfits for Shaun, he pulled them out then a box that said Rebel really huge across the side. It took a second to dawn on me what it was and I cried like an infant. Had to cover my face because it was the ugly cry! lol I shook taking it out of the box!

    I'm just so glad you went with Canon.:) And I'm glad you love it. I can't wait to meet up and play!!