I feel like I’ve finally arrived in big-girl world. I’m no longer using the same laptop I received after high school graduation (although it’s still neatly packed away in the closet) and I’ve split from my old Blackberry smart phone ways. And today, I’m proud to announce, I finally have a premium macro lens for my Canon.
A few years ago, a friend of mine gave me her 35 mm Canon Rebel. Yes, GAVE! It was the most amazing photography starter gift I could have hoped for. I learned a bit on it, but still wasn’t pegging down any great technique. Last year, after passing that camera on to yet another friend, I upgraded to the digital Canon T3i I have now. With my busy work/commute schedule at that time, learning my way around my camera was put on the back burner.
With all my spare time since moving to Washington (read: housewife life is great), I’ve learned a lot about photography techniques. Unable to achieve the results I had been seeking with the tools at hand, I sought refuge in Adobe Lightroom 4. It helped. For a bit. But I was still experiencing those flat photos you would expect from a point and shoot. Just like I’ve always done, I tried to get by the best I could with what I had (which I was still very grateful for!).
After moving some investment money around, we were able to throw down for a new macro lens. And with another technology update, I feel more grown up.
JSYK: If you’re interested in upgrading as well, Tamron is having some great rebates right now! Head over to your authorized Tamron dealer to get up to $100 back in rebates. I mailed mine off today.