I have been telling my friend Celi over at The Kitchens Garden for a while now that one day when I am big, I am also going to get a “real” camera like hers and hopefully with practice will be able to take magnificent photos like she does. I even prepared her that I might have to pop over to her farm in the Midwest America and get a few lessons.
Sadly the reality of my being able to get lessons from Celia are nowhere near becoming a reality, HOWEVER, it does seem that I am now big because my ever loving husband has spoilt me by giving me a “real “camera – a Canon EOS 1100D no less and to boot with a second 300mm lens! I have no idea what all of that means but I do know that it is a remarkable camera capable of taking the most incredible photographs and videos in HDMI! Awesome!
The surprise was so overwhelming that I squealed like a little girl which scared my fur children near out of the fur then burst into tears of absolute joy. This is a serious gift and quite honestly I was in shock at the enormity of it all. I have officially calmed down and everything has now returned to normal in our home and I am in the throes of learning how to use this wonderful piece of equipment.
There was a little bonus of a free course but sadly they are only available in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban! Guess I will be self taught until I can get to Johannesburg to visit family. Thankfully the course is valid for a year from the date of purchase. Quick update: The company that offers the course emailed me back and said the course will be available in Port Elizabeth during the course of this year. 🙂
I read the manual cover to cover doing exactly as instructed and quickly set to taking a few shots. To date my models have not been very co-operative but for what they are worth, here are my first few practice shots.