A couple of weeks ago, I invested in my first DSLR camera. When I was younger, photography was something I was keenly interested in, but I never had the money in my teens to buy a decent camera and it was another thing that went on the wish list for the future.
With the advent of digital cameras and phone cameras, I didn't think anything more of it. My phone now takes a decent camera, so I put away the little digital camera that I had and haven't touched it since before my daughter was born three years ago.
One morning recently, we woke up and my daughter who is a huge space fanatic, pointed at the moon and said "take a photo." My phone camera took an awful photo, so I thought I'd look around and invest in something decent.
With the help of a friend who knew what they were looking at, I bought a Canon 1100D with a 18-55mm lens. When another friend of mine found I was trying to take moon shots, he gave me a 55-250mm lens that he wasn't using. The results have been amazing!
This was taken a few nights ago from my deck.
I'm so happy with the results. Here's another one of the sun setting a few nights ago.
I think it was definitely worth the investment, and I will post more photos as I learn how to use the camera and get out and about with it. :)
Ariadne Wayne is the pen name of an overworked, often exhausted mother of two who frequently turns to the internet for relaxation. It doesn't always work...