Transitioning to an SLR!

I did it! I purchased my first SLR camera this past week, and since then I’ve been utilizing the camera every day!  It’s been a transition.

Like any camera, when you first receive it, you must adapt to all the functions the camera offers, and get use to the settings.

AN SLR is an entirely new level.  F-Stops go far higher.  Shutter Speeds carry more.  And the ISO’s can even go far higher than what you may be use to with your traditional.  HOWEVER the clarity of a picture is far better quality.


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25 thoughts on “Transitioning to an SLR!

  1. Debra

    Of course, camera language is totally ‘unfamiliar’ to me 🙂 However, you enjoy 🙂

    • jamiegall1930

      I realized after I wrote this piece I was totally throwing the camera lingo. Down the road I’ll go more in depth with a variety of techniques, etc =)

  2. Oh yay! I can’t wait to see what else you do with this! Already I’m impressed!

  3. So what did you get?

    • jamiegall1930

      I forgot that piece of info, didn’t I. I am starting with the canon rebel t2i! I feel this is the next level for me to play around with =)

      • We’ve reached the point with DSLR’s that we had gotten to with film – in that the differentiators, now, between cameras, are no longer the resolution of the photographically sensitive materials, or the megapixels, but, rather, the features available on the camera of choice and the glass you can hang off the front of the camera. And the quality of build. Nice camera, the 2Ti. I don’t know what lens you have – but I’m assuming either the 18-55mm EF-S or the 18-135mm EF-S IS. In either case, they’re good, workman like lenses. Good Luck.

      • jamiegall1930

        Its the starter kit lens! The thing with t2i is definitely the video enhancements that come with the camera. I never thought to play with video before but seeing how clear of a picture that comes, I have to =) my so has a tamron 55 – 250 lens that we will be sharing. So we can cover from 18 to 250 mm, but I want that extra 50 and will be getting a 75 to 300mm lens =)

      • I shot a 30D for a long time (4 years) that my wife had bought me for my birthday – but this last Christmas, Mrs. Claus brought home a 60D for me. I haven’t had the time to explore the camera fully – and I haven’t gotten into the video stuff AT ALL. I gave my 30D to my best friend for Christmas (he has two small boys) – with the 18-55mm and 75-300mm EF-S lenses I had. I kept my 50mm, f1.8 lens, and an 18-135mm EF-S IS lens came with the new camera – I also bought a 55-250mm IS lens to flesh things out a bit. All that said, the 18-135mm IS is a workhorse – very sharp and fast enough for most situations. I love my 50mm, f1.8 – it’s a sharp as a tack and very fast – especially when you consider that I can shoot up to ISO 3200 with VERY little noise. I am running a “Photo365” for the year on my blog, as well as my other posting I do every day. Keeps me busy.

      • jamiegall1930

        This is how far I’ve come in photography. A year and a half ago I would have not understand any bit of this conversation, but I fully understand it. Enjoy playing with your new “toy” =) And I’ll take a peek at your blog. I want to do a 365 photo challenge, but Im just afraid I wouldn’t be able to do something every day. I know myself far too well. But a once a week challenge could be done. =)

  4. Congrats!!! I already loved your pictures so I’m really excited to see what you can do with SLR!!!

  5. I LOVE photography blogs, and was glad I came across this one. I have always lusted after an SLR…one of these days!!! Very nice blog by the way!

    • jamiegall1930

      Each monday I talk about photography and share pictures I’ve taken. I try to incorporate as many of my own pics that I can but sometimes can be hard depending on the topic =) thanks for stopping by!

  6. Er..knowing nothing of cameras…congrats!

  7. Congrats! I’ve been using a dslr since 2005 and I am still learning!

  8. Maybe one day, I would like to have one. Right now its just a digital.

  9. I can’t wait to see the photos and I am so excited to learn along side with you and mostly from you,lol. Hubby bought me Nikon D5000 for Christmas with bunch of lenses and honestly I have no clue how to use most of the features.

    • jamiegall1930

      I’ve asked people in the area if anyone would want to do some photo shoots. I got a few affirmatives, so looking forward to future fun =)

  10. I hope you enjoy it! I have been shooting with a Canon 60D for about 6 months now and love it!!!! I have 2 lenses, but want to upgrade—— hopefully not in the too distant future!

  11. Welcome to the world of SLR. I purchased a Canon Rebel 2 years ago and I absolutely LOVE it! It makes a world of difference and I have captured some of my favorite photos with it.

    • jamiegall1930

      Thank you! It’s quite the difference =) Believe it or not I feel as if i have to think a lot more as to what I’m doing when taking a photo =)

  12. Sounds like you’ll be having a lot of fun learning as you use it!

  13. Great pictures! Looking forward to see what you come out of with as you’re learning!

  14. Wow, wonderful blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is wonderful, as well as the content!. Thanks For Your article about Transitioning to an SLR! Minnesota Girl transplanted into LA .

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