Thursday, March 4, 2010

My New Toy & Hopefully The Start Of Something New

I recently made a new purchase. I'm so in love! It's not the best of the best, but it's great for me.
I have a Canon Rebel XSi. I love this camera!! I've been wanting a new camera lens for a while now so I can take better pictures. I finally came across one that I could afford. It also helped that we had a friend working at Best Buy that day and he gave us a discount! WooHoo!!
Here it is fully extended.
I could not wait to put this bad boy to use. I'm so looking forward to taking pictures of Kynlie this Spring and Summer. This camera works awesome in the outside light. It seems easier to take pictures outside. That could be because I have soooo much to learn about the camera and taking pictures inside never comes out as good as I would like them to.

The other day my friend Heather (Kynlie's baby-sitter) asked me if I would take pictures of her baby bump. Another one of our friends was need some for her invitations for the baby shower. Well of course I was so excited to do it. A little nerves too. Here are some of Heather that I took. A lot of the same poses, but different editing.
I love these belly shots
This one is my all time favorite

I am no photographer by any means, but I think I did a pretty good job and I had a blast doing it. Granted I have a lot to learn about the camera and lighting. Now looking at the pictures harder, I see they are a little grainy. I would love to start doing this on the side, for friends and family. Then you never know, it might grow into something.

I've always been the girl in school that had a camera every where we went. Cheerleading camp, Church camp, parties, girls nights, etc... I have TONS of pictures from Jr. High and High School. I've always like taking pictures. I will continue to take pictures. It's our memory!! A picture captures the most important moments, some of the smallest moment we'll forget as we age.


Crystal said...

These are awesome girl!!! You did an amazing job!!!!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I am so impressed -- what a fun toy!!

Kelly said...

What do you edit your pictures with?