Don't You Dare Say Cheese

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Tomorrow, my very first dSLR camera will arrive in the mail. It's not the Nikon D80 I've wanted for years or the Nikon D90 I've come to want in the past few months. Instead, it's a Canon Rebel XS, which is roughly one quarter of the cost (for a body plus two lenses). I'm so excited that I could scream, but instead I think I'm going to spend the night coming up with a list of places and things that I most want to photograph. New Zealand, Paris, Rome, every inch of Chicago, a formal tea party with Juan Pedro the Sock Monkey and some of our stuffed animal friends, my cat (ad nauseum), a very specific sunset, and my immediate family and grandparents this Thanksgiving.

What are the things you most wish to capture on film or in your memories?

Thursday's Child

Thursday's Child

A tip: Shoot thousands of photographs. Most of them will be unusable, but you don't have to pay for film, and you don't have to print every one. Play with settings. Click click click click.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

I actually found a ton of great advice at digital-photography-school.com or something like that (run by the ProBlogger guy). A quick Google search lead me to a whole index of links to entries there that are specifically geared toward beginners, and all of them have been really helpful so far. (For example, Darren explains aperture and shutter speeds and white balance in ways that are easily understandable.) But yes, I will definitely be doing a LOT of experimenting. :)

sthorwall

sthorwall

Now that you mention it, every place I would most love to capture on film is a place I would like to live. Chicago, Scotland, San Francisco, Tokyo, New Zealand, Boston. Probably I'll wind up in Indiana, in which case I'll auction my camera on eBay. In the meantime I'll see if I can get cast in The Hobbit and take my camera with me.

Jenn

Jenn

Citywide photo shoot? Before it gets TOO cold... eh?

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

If that is a suggestion, then it is a great one. If that is an invitation, then YES, PLEASE.