DSLR Initiation

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I was blessed to have enough side jobs recently to snag my first DSLR (Still waiting for the 50mm lens to ship out and I can’t wait!)! So excited, but so lost… I’ve been googling out the wazoo. Please, if you have any tips/advice…comment below! I especially need tips on how to get it focusing quicker. The photos below are of my first time working with this camera. (Some sweet pics of our Weimaraner, Tallulah, in our weed forest of a backyard and Ryp being caught off guard by the flash. lol) No retouching/editing. 



  1. April 14, 2013 / 11:05 pm

    Congratulations on your purchase! I’m a Canon girl and I have the older model to the camera you just purchased. I also have that lens and let me tell you, you will love it. It’s the perfect lens for portraits and for times when you have room to back up as needed (i.e. outdoors).

    In terms of focusing, which mode of the camera are you using (i.e. auto, AP, manual…) and which function on the lens? I will tell you that when you’re in automatic mode on the camera particularly, depending on the lighting and your distance from your subject, the camera will “struggle” to find how to focus and you’ll keep hearing it adjusting. A lot of times in that mode you won’t get exactly what you want.

    Right now (especially when in a hurry), I put my lens on AF and put the camera in AP modes. That way the lens will focus for me, but I can manipulate only one part of the camera.

    There’s so much to say, but self-discovery is most important. Have fun and if you have qs, you can always email me. I don’t mind. 🙂

    Here’s a link to a few of my photos taken with that lens: http://artisticexpressionsbyelisabeth.blogspot.com/2012/10/all-decked-out-photo-session_24.html

    Have fun!

  2. April 15, 2013 / 1:11 am

    A DSLR has been on my gift list for awhile.

    But I’m so intimidated! I can barely figure out all the options on my point and shoot!

    Your pictures are beautiful. My fave is the one with your dog and the sun shining in the back. And little man’s surprise face, of course.

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