I bought my first dSLR, a Canon Rebel XSi in July 2009 shortly after Andrew was born. I had no idea what I was doing and started out shooting in full-auto mode. But I soon realized if I wanted to take really beautiful photos I needed to put the time in to learning my camera and what I could do with it.
I invested in some great lenses and then upgraded my camera body to a Canon 7d in September 2010.
So here is what’s currently in my Ketti camera bag:
My Favorite Lenses:
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L– This is my new go-to, on-my-camera-everyday lens. I love it, love it, love it. The colors are amazing. The details are phenomenal. It focuses like a dream. I love it with all my photography-loving heart.
Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM– This was on my camera daily until the 35L came in to my life. It’s a really awesome, fast lens for low-light indoor portraits.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8– was replaced by the 50mm 1.4 in July ’10.
Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8– This is a great walk-around lens – a day at the pumpkin patch, vacation at Disney World. It’s useful in lots of different situations.
Canon EF 35mm f/2 II– this is a great lens, but was replaced by the 35mm f/1.4L. It’s a good lens to try if you’re wondering if you like the 35mm focal length.
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM– my other L lens, I use this for tiny baby eyelashes and toes, a few macro shots and some portraits outside. It’s long so it’s hard to use inside and it’s a macro so it’s slow to focus, but if I can catch Andrew in a still moment the results are amazing.
My Off-Camera Flash:
These two make a wonderful team. They each do very different things, but together are awesome. If I had to choose, I I’d go with Lightroom and Photoshop Elements 10 which is Photoshop’s much cheaper little sister. You can do many of the same tasks in Elements that you can do in CS5.
I’d love to hear from you if you’re thinking of buying a camera or have any questions about my gear.
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