Life continues. It's been really, really busy lately, but that's to be expected. I'm not going to talk about the obvious, so instead: camera!
The last time I thought about the prospect of getting a real camera, I did a lot of research on the then-current Rebel XT and competitors. I went into a Ritz Camera and played around with a lot of them, but ended up walking out with a point-and-shoot for a lot less money. Decided that I wasn't really ready to take the plunge into doing more with photography.
Anyway, the wedding and honeymoon gives me a real pressing need to have some good photos. Since Janine and I will be the only people there (for the honeymoon!), one of us needs to take pictures! And since I'm the one interested in it... well, here I am.
I picked up a Canon Rebel XSi
kit with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
While I haven't done much with it, I am sort of happy about this picture. Note the one on top was before altering the photo in Canon Digital Photo Professional.
I'm actually quite happy with how it came out after all the touching up was done. Okay, so maybe this is just a beginner feeling and that picture is really terrible. I'm okay with that, as long as I learn and get better over time. Oh yeah, and I should point out that shot was taken with a 0.6" shutter speed, so it's slightly fuzzy. Darn being indoors at night!
Next up: need to get some filters as suggested as well as get another lens or two. This lens is pretty good for generally taking photos and will probably work for most things, but I want something else for indoor photos. I've been looking at the EF 50mm F1.8 II
which is really cheap (~$80) and seems to have a wide enough aperture to work indoors.
Any thoughts? Any other accessories that are absolute must haves? Preference on cheaper, while I eventually do intend to get some nice lenses, the bank account cannot afford to spend $1,000 on that fancy telephoto do-it-all wonder-lens...