So remember how I told you I’m a grandma? I’m
a little completely averse to technology and change. Well, I’m trying to change that by:
>> learning how to use a DSLR camera
>> practicing taking decent pictures first and eventually maybe taking
better great ones!
>>improving my Photoshop skills
And, like it or not, you guys are going to follow me on this journey *evil cackle* Are you ready to see some mad Photography skills?! Jk, lol.
Before starting this project I read what a lot of other bloggers and professionals had to say about photography. I read (and still do read) a lot online Blogging Photography resources from blogs like A Beautiful Mess, Pinch of Yum, and iHeartOrganizing among others. I thought it would be fun to share my experiences with you guys, as I learn!
Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I fiiinally got my own camera! I knew I wanted to start small and purchase an entry-level DSLR which would last me a year or two. Most bloggers and photography enthusiasts recommend getting the Canon Rebel T3i for a starter camera and focus on building a good lens collection. My goal was to get a good set of tools that would last me a while without breaking the bank. And you know how expensive lenses can be (gotta say goodbye to the Prada handbags I was dreaming of.. *sigh*). Eventually I hope to upgrade to a much nicer camera like the Canon 6 or 7D. One day guys.. one day.
Back to reality for now.
I got the stock lens as well which will work beautifully for Interior shots since it’s focal length is 18-55mm (which means I can take a wider shot in a small space, as well as zoom in if I like). However, there’s one little drawback to this lens (which is why it’s super cheap!): it’s maximum aperture is f/3.5-5.6 (depending on the focal length). This means you won’t get that pretty, blurred out background in a picture (aka, bokeh) For interior photography, that doesn’t really matter cause you want everything in focus most of the time, so works for me!
The other lens I got was the nifty fifty, had to get it, right? This is what I was playing around with today when I took shots of my tea setup :) I’m reeally loving the 1.8 aperture!
Here’s a list of my Budget Photography Gear:
Camera: Canon Rebel T3i (got mine from the Canon e-store for a great price)
Lenses: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (good for interior photography)
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 (a good starter prime lens for more zoomed in shots)
Reflectors: LimoStudio 43″ Reflector set (if you don’t already have a set, get one that’s big in diameter! trust me, the big diffuser works great)
Oh, and get a bunch of foam boards from the Dollar store too!(fold foam board in half to create a reflector) You’ll need them for smaller setups.
Well, there you have my current list of Photography equipment! Let’s see how far I can stretch my dollar :)
Leaving you with a series of pictures I just took with my new gear. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, folks!
Until next time,
– Fariha ♥
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