I’ve been like a little kid on Christmas morning all night! You see, I received a Canon Rebel T1i, a camera I’ve been dreaming of (and saving for) for at least 6 months, as a gift from my parents on Thursday night. The thing is, I had no idea how to use it! This thing is super intimidating to an immature photographer like myself! So the camera pretty much layed on the couch for the past few nights, waiting for me to spend some quality time with it. Tonight was the night! While the guys were watching the football game, drinking beers and playing Settlers, I put on my studious hat on and got to work. I read for at least 3 hours before realizing that I just had to start snapping photos. I will learn everything my camera has to offer, in time, but for now the automatic (no flash) mode was still super impressive. I was giddy with excitement! Seriously, my heart has been racing for hours. Thank you SO much mom and dad!!!
I must subject you to some of the pictures I took during my little photo shoot. First, let’s see what I ate for dinner (killing 2 birds with one stone here…)
Best chicken wings ever!!! These are honey bbq boneless wings from Wings Over… Brookline. We had Wings Over… Amherst in my old college town and these babies brings lots of good memories of late nights and parties. Delicious
I also had 2 bone-in wings from the guys’ order but only this photo was captured. Weirdly, I think this camera makes even bones look artsy. Love it!
The guys pretty much polished off their giant container of wings…
A few action shots…
I can’t get over how sharp the pictures are with no flash and dim lighting. I hope my food pictures will be elevated to a whole new level with this baby in hand!
[This one was taken by Adam]
I went a little crazy. I thought even regular objects looked extra special. What do you think?
Auto, with flash, outside:
After going a little nuts with the camera at our friends’ house, we went over to my parents house where I showed off my new toy to them as well. Sorry, I can’t help myself 😳
No visit to my parents’ is complete without trying some food and/or wine. My dad really wanted us to try a new cheese he recently purchased – camembert. I’d describe it as a stinkier brie 😉
I had 1/2 of this half… too stinky for me.
And then we all enjoyed a gorgeous bottle of Riesling. Riesling is my favorite type of white wine. I just love the natural sweetness of it!
This was a really great bottle!
When we got home, I enjoyed 2 nut-stuffed medjool dates. It perfectly satisfied my sweet tooth today. Nature’s candy at its best 😀
I had a really special lunch before this whole camera thing happened. I want to make sure it does not get berried in 1 million pics I just posted here, so come back tomorrow for a mid-afternoon post!
For now I’ll leave with this question – what camera do you currently use? Have you ever taken photography classes and if so, have they helped?