Trying Out My New Camera

Last week I got a Canon 7D to replace my 10D, which in the digital SLR camera world is now almost equivalent to stone knives and bear skins (actually it’s not that bad…it is probably more like having a musket). It was the top-of-the-line “prosumer” camera when I got it about 6+ years ago, and I think it is still a great camera, but there are quite a few features that the 7D has that I wanted, and I figured is was finally time for an upgrade. I also got a new, more versatile zoom lens that’s pretty highly rated (an EF-S 15-85mm, just in case anyone actually cares). Although it’s not quite “pro” quality, because those lenses run about 3-5 times the price, I’m still pretty satisfied.

Several days ago I gave them a good test, setting up a white backdrop and some flashes, and did a mini-photo shoot of Nadia. I’ve never done this sort of shoot with her before. Seven months ago I did a little session for Christmas with the tree in the background, and well over a year ago I did a shoot of her at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, which was fantastic. But I was anxious to see how this setup with the white backdrop would turn out, because it is my favorite style and I think it’s what I do best. She was NOT cooperative at all, but I pushed through it and I think they turned out fabulous. I’m quite pleased. I ended up with 47 shots that I thought were worth saving, and I’ve posted what I think are the top 22. Below are several of my favorites. Click on the first picture to see the whole album on the Photos page.

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This one sums up her attitude through much of the shoot. 🙂

  • these are my favorite photos of her that you have ever taken. i wonder if amelie will make her miss all the photos that are taken of her. either way, i love these!

  • Shelley

    Those are great! You know word will spread and all your mommy friends will want you to photograph our little ones! 🙂 She’s SOOOOOOO cute and I LOVE the dress!

  • Fantastic pictures! And the dress is lovely, too. Well, and Nadia makes them both even better.

  • Those are GREAT! Not too shabby for a photo shoot on a whim AND a cranky subject 😉

  • Fab pics! Can I be related to you?

    Love,

    Dad / Papa