I did it. I ordered the camera.
Last night at around midnight, I closed my eyes and hit the “Place Order” button on Amazon. I don’t know why it was so difficult and why it took so long. Perhaps because I already have something that cost one quarter of the price and does a fantastic job. Who knows. I mean, I know all the reasons I did this, I just have to forget about all the waffling and get to work.
So, what did I get? Okay, I got the “Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-135mm IS f/3.5-5.6 Standard Zoom Lens” and the “Canon 2400 SLR Gadget Bag for EOS SLR Cameras.” Simple enough.
The order cost more than I wanted it to because I chose the newer T3i instead of last year’s T2i. Also, I decided on the 18-135mm lens instead of the 18-55mm lens, which is going to give me a further zoom. I also picked up a camera bag.
Now, the reason I decided to go ahead with this is because I wanted to write about how I learn photography. Of course I want to take pictures, but I also want to do what I did when I was taking my flying lessons…write about each step. It helped me back then so I think it can help me now. I figure that during this little series, I can write kind of tutorials and also offer specs on the photos I take. Instead of simply posting a photo of a “pretty pink flower,” I can say what camera, lens and all the settings I used for that particular photograh. This is a selfish endeavor, meant to help me learn, but if someone else gets something out of it, all the better. I also created a “Photography” category on this blog, so I can find my posts easily.