I finally got it!

Life, Photography July 5, 2011

Guess what?!  I finally got a DSLR camera!  I have been wanting one for a long time, but you know, they are kind of expensive.  Turns out, my brother-in-law Jesse recently upgraded his camera and was looking to pass on his older Canon Rebel.  He and Jeff arranged for me to get the camera for my birthday last weekend.  As Jesse apologized for not sending it with the original lens, I opened the box to realize that he actually sent the exact lens that I had planned on buying for food photography (50mm f/1.8).  Perfect!

A huge thanks to Jesse and Jeff for making my birthday wish come true.  Also, thank you to family who sent money towards some of the accessories I will need to go with my new camera.  And last but not least, thank you Sylvie from Gourmande in the Kitchen for answering all of my camera questions.  If you haven’t checked out her amazing photography, you definitely should.  Sylvie is also a member of my Inspired Flickr Group.  Won’t you join and share your photos with us?

While I learn about f-stops, ISO and white balance, here are a few of my favorite first shots.
I will post the recipe to that last one this week 🙂
I hope you all had a wonderful 4th!!

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  • Karen July 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Fun photos! I love the one wirh the popsicle…so cute!
    What a great birthday gift.

  • Regan - The Professional Palate July 5, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    You are going to LOVE doing food shots with this new camera. It's amazing the difference it makes!

  • Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian July 5, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    You are already looking like a pro! I love your pics!
    It is so much fun! I am going to check out that other blog. i'm always looking for photo tips!

  • Kati July 6, 2011 at 3:27 am

    Congrats on the new camera! I bet your food pics are going to be fabulous now! A great camera makes all the difference.

  • Lena July 6, 2011 at 4:25 am

    So awesome – love the colors!!!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen July 6, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Those shots are wonderful. I love that first one, great bokeh!

  • Becca @ Our Crazy Boys July 7, 2011 at 4:27 am

    I'm jealous of your bokeh!!

    Beautiful pictures. Welcome to the club!!

  • Alysa July 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Karen, thank you. The popsicle one is my favorite too!

    Regan, I am so excited to start practicing more with food photography. I have so much to learn!

    Kristen, thank you. I am trying!

  • Alysa July 7, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Thank you everyone! Sylvie, you are truly an inspiration 🙂

  • EA-The Spicy RD July 7, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Great shots and so happy for you to get a new camera! Have FUN!!!