About Daffodil’s Photo Blog
I live in Florida with my husband and my dogs, and I’m a high school teacher working with students with special needs. I’ve always enjoyed photography.
I’ve had a Canon Rebel XSi for over a year that I’ve only used sporadically, mostly because I’ve become too comfortable with my everyday camera, a Canon Powershot SX100 IS, an advanced point-and-shoot. It’s much easier for me to grab and use the SX100 than to work on learning to use the XSi! I decided to start this Photo Blog as a way to get myself using the XSi regularly and to become more familiar, comfortable, and skilled with it. I’m starting off with the kit lens that came with the camera, Canon EFS 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, along with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 prime lens and a Canon EFS 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS zoom lens.
Overall composition of a photo isn’t going to be my focus at first. I want to begin by just learning to use the camera and the lenses I already have. So I’ll be experimenting with settings, camera functions, lenses, and so on.
My plan is to take and post at least one photo a day in 2011, using my Canon Rebel XSi. I’m off to a good start with my first photos on New Year’s Day 2011!
Edited on November 24, 2011 to add that over the course of this year I got two new lens, a Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 and a Tamron 90mm f/2.8. They have become my favorite lenses. The 70-300 is a good zoom lens and I’ve especially enjoyed it for bird photography. The 90mm works well for closer photos and macro shots. I still use my Canon 50mm f/1.8 for indoor photography without flash, and I occasionally use the Canon 18-55mm for wider angle shots that my other lenses can’t handle. But the Tamrons are my everyday favorites.
Edited again on December 25, 2011 to add that I got another new lens for Christmas, a Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, which is great for wide-angle shots. It also works really well for doll photos when I want to photograph the whole doll, but don’t want to have to back way off to do that.
In 2012 I got a Canon 7D camera which is a big step up from my Rebel XSi.