Monday, January 08, 2007

Meet Eddie . . .

Oh . . . by the way . . . this is Eddie, the newest member of the Random camera family. It was a Christmas gift from Mr. Random, with help from some elves from his family.

It’s an awesome digital camera – a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT – and this type of camera has a mode where you can take pictures directly in Black and White and not have to worry about using Photoshop. (I *hate* with the white heat of a thousand suns the Photoshopping of pictures . . . it’s just so . . . wrong . . .)

I haven’t been able to use it yet, but I am looking forward to starting a new project very soon. Although, first I have to get comfortable with all of the buttons and settings – it is not exactly a simple point-focus-shoot-light-tight-box machine. I also need to get a much better lens – I usually work with a 85 mm and this one is an 18-55 mm, which drives me bats because I am used to shooting objects and people that look closer than they are. Also, an 85 mm lens is best for shooting portraits – which is something I am very interested in doing in the future.

It was one of the most wonderful presents I could ever get! Thanks so much, Mr. Random!

1 comment:

Virginia Gal said...

Congrad's on the nice Christmas gift! It sounds fantastic - I expect some great shots of our beloved DC!

I'm so sorry to hear about your sister's deployment, May God bless her and keep her safe.

Thanks for your description on Pres. Ford's viewing, made it seem like I was there.

As for Mr. Random's mom coming - if memory serves me correctly, isn't she a bit cantakerous, or was that some other relative?

Happy New Year!