I got a camera, I got a camera, I got a camera, hey hey hey HEY!
Last night after work, I innocently changed out of my work clothes, and was carrying a sweatshirt out to go sit on the couch. I wasn't really paying attention, and so when I went to sit down, I almost squished a box that was hiding under our throw blanket.
And inside the box was this beauty, along with some other goodies, like an extra battery, carrying case, etc!
My husband = awesome!
As soon as I got the battery charged enough to use, I had to try it out on the cats. And the results were SO much better than my last attempt at cat photography (although getting them to sit still, or not be in awkward mid-yawn or licking poses is still a challenge).
Here's the best of my 15 minute session with the cats, on the automatic, no flash setting.
I would love to continue learning how to use the manual settings (I'm finding the camera basics tutorials that Mrs. Bee has been posting to be really useful!), but instead I'm headed out to have a productive day, to have lunch with my parents and help them move some things.
But I can't wait to play around some more. This is going to make our upcoming vacations even more fun, now that I have a good camera to play with!
Does anyone have any good online resources for someone who is new to DSLRs?
P.S. If you're only reading this in Google Reader, be sure to check out my new blog design, done by How Joyful Design Studio (aka Mrs. Poodle on Weddingbee). She did an awesome job!