it's a Canon Rebel XSi, although there is a newer "Rebel T" series out, which I'm pretty sure is comparable to what I have-- obviously with a few more bells and whistles, like video capability and a greater ISO range, which would be nice. I would absolutely LOVE to upgrade my camera body, BUT. being I don't shoot professionally, I find it hard to justify spending a couple grand "just because." not to mention, I'd probably be banished to the dog house forever. er, maybe that would be a good thing? no?
as for the lens, I've been strictly shooting with the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 which I love. it is a little on the spendy side, but it's an awesome, all-around, everyday lens, more than suitable for the type of shooting I do. sure, there are a couple other lenses I've been coveting, like the 50mm f/1.2 and the 85mm f/1.2, but again, DOG HOUSE. guess a girl can always dream, right? or start a photography business.
speaking of which, perhaps a few of you have wondered why I haven't started a photography business yet, am I right? I mean, that would definitely be a good way to earn money for these items I've been secretly wanting, or so you'd think.
well, believe me. I've mulled the idea over so many times, I've lost count. but I think it all boils down to this: how much can I handle? honestly, I feel like I have enough on my plate just being a mother and a wife. I don't think I could juggle a photography business on top of it, and still manage to stay sane. if something overwhelms me, I start to stress and freak out. consequently, everyone around me suffers as they're tip-toeing on eggshells wondering whose head I'm about to bite off next. it's just not fair to my kids and hubby. I don't know. maybe it sounds like a flimsy excuse, but I'm stickin' to it.
furthermore, it would most certainly require time away from my family, something I'm not willing to sacrifice right now. at this stage in our life, I feel the need to be present for my kids, especially the teenagers. before I know it, "they'll be grown and gone." at least that's what everyone tells me. in fact, I just came across this quote recently, and I found it to be a subtle reminder: "the days are long, but the years are short."
so, I guess that's pretty much it in a nutshell. maybe there will come a point in my life when I'll be ready to take on the challenge, but for now I'm content to just photograph my own family. whether they appreciate it or not, who knows?
hopefully someday they will, especially this kid; aka, mister blog hog. what a goof!
|camera settings: ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/200s @ 59mm.|
have a great weekend!