23 September 2011

Step 1: Buy Camera

Done, done, and done.  So after much deliberation, research, and advice, I recently purchased a Canon T3i DSLR camera.  Along with the body, I also got a couple lenses: Canon EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 & a Canon EF 50mm prime f/1.4 USM.  I will be honest, I have ZERO photography experience, so this process will have a rather large learning curve while I learn the ins and outs of more "manual" style photography.  I am  used to the point and shoot style cameras where I let the camera do the thinking; now I will have to learn how to adjust aperture (f/stop), ISO, shutter speed, white balance, etc. on my own.  I look forward to this experience and will bring you along on my journey into the world of DSLR photography by posting my latest attempts into bokeh,  bulb, and any of the other techniques I stumble across.


Now if only I could speed up the mail process over here in Afghanistan and get the camera in my hands more quickly...oh yeah, I guess I forgot to mention that I am here.  Sometimes I forget, just kidding, I never do, this place has a way of constantly reminding you that you are not in friendly territory.