I’ve had my new Canon Rebel T3 as my Christmas present, and I’ve had some opportunities to test it out. However I haven’t had as much time as I wanted due to the cold weather , but with Spring upon us, those opportunities will surely grow. As a new Digital SLR owner, I am still learning proper terminology and techniques. This blog is for me to share experiences, as well as learn from my readers.
My husband and I didn’t have work today, so he decided to take me to Winter Festival of Lights across the Canada border. It was a beautiful night of winter. I took my Canon Rebel T3 along to get some more experience using it, hoping to get some decent shots. To clarify the conditions while I was taking these photos, it was quite dark and wet. My camera was set at Aperture Priority, and the entire time I was trying to find the proper Shutter Speed and ISO. My first few shoots I was very disappointed. I couldn't make it perfect or set it in right camera settings.
To start out, I’ve primarily kept the camera on NIGHT mode, just to get a feel of the camera and its abilities. One of the first differences I’ve noticed from the digital point-and-shoot models I’ve owned is “depth of field”. With my old cameras, when a picture was taken, everything in the photo was generally in focus. With my T3, that isn’t necessarily the case. Depending on the aperture setting, the entire photo may be crisp and clear, or perhaps just one object while everything else is blurry. At times, the camera has focused on the wrong object, causing a poor photograph.
Below is an example of a few of the first photos I’ve taken with my new camera. Comments and tips are appreciated.
|Niagara Falls Spectacular Lights at Night|
|Noah's Ark and water reflections , Dufferin Island|
|Whale and Dolphin|
|Illuminous Canadian Flag|