Holy cow, you guys! I’m so excited!
I finally got a new camera. I’ve been thinking about it for literally years. And, it’s magnificent.
It’s a Canon Rebel T5, which (according to the guy at the camera store) is a good starter DSLR. It’s pricey, but not too crazy (I hate spending money, which is why I’ve been using my same little point-and-shoot for so long).
Isn’t it beautiful?OK, it looks just like every other DSLR Camera, but I still like it.
And look at these pictures! I took these yesterday afternoon with the basic lens, on auto mode (because I haven’t learned enough to do anything else). There’s no Photoshop or anything!So pretty right?So much detail, and those colors!Look at that definition!And those eyelashes! (OK, that’s more to do with Ollie, and less to do with the camera.)
I can even make my blog photos bigger, since my pictures are already so much better! And it takes video! Maybe I can try my hand at making how-to videos! So get ready for me to be super awkward.
I think I’m approaching the end of an era. It’s been a good long run- probably about 5 years. But, I think my camera is on its last legs. It’s a sad day.
My camera’s nothing fancy- just a little silver point-and-shoot. A refurbished Olympus that I got for cheap, off of a deal-of-the-day website. It’s worked well for years.
It even takes pretty good pictures, under certain conditions. With good lighting (ie, a sunny day), I can take decent close-ups.And, if I’m patient enough, I can even take slightly less close-up shots, if it’s not windy out and I’m willing to take 20 or 30 pictures before I get a good one.
My camera has worked well enough; and frankly it still works. Except the battery doesn’t keep a charge for more than 15 minutes. And I’d like to have some more control of focus and color and exposure.
The problem is, I know nothing about cameras (I got really excited when I found out what the “macro” button was for). So I was hoping someone out there in internet land could have some advice for me.
Do you know anything about cameras? I know DSLR’s are fancy, but are they worth it? Would it be worthwhile to take a photography class? Where would you even find a photography class? Are there any websites that would be good for a novice like me? I don’t even know where to start!