Sunday, June 24, 2012

First Look!

It has been a long time coming but three months ago my husband bought me a new camera… a DSLR! Wow! What a big difference from my point and shoot camera. I am thoroughly enjoying my new Canon EOS Rebel T3i with its EFS18-15mm and 55-250mm lens.

I started shooting with an Olympus C-2100 10x optical zoom digital camera and then upgraded to the Olympus SP-560UZ 18x optical zoom. I must tell you that when I purchased my second Olympus camera my hubby thought that I should get a DSLR. Of course I convinced myself that I had not mastered the skills to warrant that kind of an investment. I quickly out grew my Olympus SP-560. I realized that I had made a big mistake and I found myself lamenting about passing up on the opportunity to purchase a DSLR camera. I knew that my husband was ready to make that investment but I told myself that I was simply not ready. With that being said, let me share with you some words of wisdom that have helped me on my photography journey.

If you truly have a passion for photography then...

1. Don’t second guess yourself; it will only undermine what you know that you can do.

2. Stick with your photography.

3. Don’t make excuses for your photos, suggesting that your photos could be better if you had a different camera.

4. Work with the camera that you have and shoot the heck out of it.

5. The photography world is constantly changing and you should be prepared to change with it.

So if you are just beginning your photography journey, whether it is as a professional photographer, an amateur photographer, or as a weekend hobby I hope that you will remember my five photographer points of wisdom.

Enjoy the photos! And happy shooting!


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