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My New Toy

I’ve always had a huge interest in photography. When I was younger, I loved taking pictures of pretty much anything going in my life. Pictures tell a story, and when you look at them, you can remember the feeling, remember that moment in your life, relive amazing memories in your head. There’s something so special about it. I’ve always had a goal to get a good camera so I can practice professional photography. I’ve had several point and shoot digital cameras but I finally purchased a DSLR. My boyfriend and dad have DSLRs but I wanted one I could call mine.

I purchased the Canon 60D with two lenses: EF 50mm f/1.4 and a EF 85mm f/1.8. I’m very excited to practice, and just enjoy this hobby. I haven’t had a chance to go out and take it with me to practice, but I’ve taken several shots of my dogs and around my house to practice. I have read a lot about all the different settings that are used when shooting in manual and it’s very interesting. The thing that I’m struggling with is Exposure. That’s something that I need to practice with.

Scooby

That’s Scooby on the picture above, I was playing with the depth of field (aperture or f/stop) on my 85mm lens and I love that it can go up to f/1.8. It will definitely come in handy when trying to do the bokeh effect in photos. I’m hoping to be able to practice at different places next week and start posting pictures. I don’t know if I should make a separate blog for photos or to post them here, I’ll figure that out as I go.

Do you own a DSLR camera? Which one? Do you have any tips or recommendations?

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