Experimenting with my new D-SLR Camera, the Canon t4i

For our 6 month anniversary as Amanda called it (which happens to be December 25th/Christmas), Amanda gave me a present that I have been wanting for years, but had not purchased for myself: a Digital SLR Camera. Before buying, she consulted withmy sister in law/professional photographer Michelle Sauer who helped her decide on getting the Canon t4iĀ EOS rebel with the 18-200mm zoom lens.

While I am still a newbie when it comes to using these cameras, I do understand that this configuration will help me be able to shoot landscapes very well – which is perfect, because that is the type of photos I most enjoy taking. I am most excited about this camera, because I plan to use it on my upcoming trips to Turkey and French Polynesia in April and June. I should be able to find some great subjects to photograph with my new toy!

In the meantime, I took the camera with me everywhere I went and experimented with taking photos to get the hang of things. I also had Michelle demonstrate some of the finer points of the camera to me in order to better understand what I am doing.

The result? Many photos of food from our Christmas dinner, our family foosball tournament and New Years eve. Of the 200+ photos taken, I was able to find around 20 photos that didn’t totally suck. Here you go!

Christmas Charcuterie Appetizer

Christmas Charcuterie Appetizer

German Bier Stein in our Family Room

German Bier Stein in our Family Room

A picture of a picture of me and my bride

A picture of a picture of me and my bride

Christmas Dinner Table with Beautiful Flowers

Christmas Dinner Table with Beautiful Flowers

Christmas Salad Course

Christmas Salad Course

Another Angle for the Salad

Another Angle for the Salad

Champagne Course Started That Salad was Good! Cornish Game Hens Broccoli Side

The Complete Christmas Dinner

The Complete Christmas Dinner

Homemade Foccacia Bread

Homemade Foccacia Bread

Annika Smiling

Annika Smiling

Bianca's Monocle

Bianca’s Monocle

New Years Eve Cruddites

New Years Eve Cruddites

New Years Eve Charcuterie

New Years Eve Charcuterie

More Bruscetta

More Bruscetta

New Years Eve Stromboli

New Years Eve Stromboli

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