New Camera

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.
–Eudora Welty


We are the very excited new owners of a DSLR. It’s a Canon EOS Rebel XS. I did the research and read the product reviews. I think for what I need right now and the price, that this was the right one for us. Right now I still need to learn how to use it in manual mode and am nowhere near the skill level that would even be able to make use of all the features of a pricier, fancier model. I’ve already taken a couple shots while I wait for my 16GB memory card to arrive from just to check it out, and I’m loving it.

[ She is going through my make-up bag and will end up with eyeliner on her face. ]

I think it’s great that more people have access to better cameras. There’s also lots of great information (that I have yet to really start reading) on the internet about taking better photos, too. Now you don’t have to be a professional to have photos of your kids that you really love nor do you have to wait until you’re scheduled for a photoshoot with one (although it’s still worth it to us to hire one to take family photos at least once a year).

One great book that our family photographer recommended is How to Photograph Your Baby by Nick Kelsh. It’s written with parents, grandparents, or anyone who loves a baby in mind and has a lot of great, easy tips for improving your family photos without having to understand the technical stuff (I think the baby version is a lot better than his family version of the book).  I think every parent should have a copy.

I have the older edition from when film cameras ruled because a virtually new (I can’t tell if it’s used or not) copy was less than $5 with shipping from, but it has the same tips as the revised edition, minus the information about digital cameras.

[ Quinn and Cadence will probably be my main models. ]

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  1. I have an older model Canon Eos Rebel and I LOVE it. It's actually 6 years old & still goin' strong. Enjoy your new camera!

  2. Hahaha yeah. I had a Canon EOS Rebel back in the days of film cameras when I took a photography class in highschool, and we were developing stuff in the dark room. I don't remember anything though. I wasn't the best student at that age.

  3. Yay! You're going to love it! Did you know Nick Kelsh has a website and a facebook page? He does and they're awesome!