Monday, January 1

Photo Addiction

Once upon a time, I believed that the best kind of camera was a cheap disposable one. I only took pictures for very special occasions, so it just wasn't worth the money to invest in a "real" camera. Even those cheap disposable cameras would sit around for years, collecting dust, never managing to accumulate so much as 24 images.

And then came Alexis.

Suddenly, I came to realize that cameras are more than a necessity. I ran out and bought the cheapest digital camera I could find, and for a while, that was enough. But as Alexis became more and more mobile, it became more and more annoying that my digital camera liked to take a walk, eat dinner, and smoke a cigarette before actually snapping an image. I missed SO many amazing pics because of that delay.

When I had finally had enough of that nonsense, I invested in a real camera. A Canon Rebel XTi, to be exact. Mr. Canon and I have grown very close over the past year. I fondle him, and he repays me with amazing images.

Now I tell people who are expecting a baby to forget that changing table, go buy a DSLR camera. You will not regret it. Promise.

If you're in the market for a new camera, here are some links to stuff I use. These are Amazon Affiliate links, which just means you feed my addiction to buying camera junk if you use them.

My exact camera is no longer made, but this one has replaced it. It's better, and for that reason, I am bitter.

I most frequently shoot using my 50mm lens.

I also have a 75-300mm lens which comes in handy at sporting events and such.

I am head over heels in love with my macro lens.

This fisheye lens is cheap, but it does the job for me.

I couldn't function without this set of filters.

My camera bag doubles as my purse. Seriously.

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