Friday, April 15, 2011

I Bought a Camera & Took Lots of Pictures

 So, I was going to share a little photo shoot that Sandy and I did last weekend, but I still need to get those photos edited. So, instead you get to see just a few of the 300+ photos that I took in the first 24 hours I had my camera. Ready for lots and lots of pictures?? Ready... go!

My girl friend, Dahlia, and I went into Honolulu to buy the camera on Tuesday. I ended up buying the Canon Rebel t3 which I think is the newest model from Canon. I honestly don't know much about the specs, but it was the right price range and I LOVE this camera so far! I'm excited to learn more and I've already tried venturing out of the auto setting. Scary!

We went downtown after the big purchase and discovered a fun local market. I was super excited to try out the camera on all the fun textures and strange delights. Have you ever eaten tiny "Crispy Crabs"? Weird.



Next was lunch at Kaka'ako Kitchen. I was so occupied with taking pictures of everything around me that I could barely eat my favorite-- spinach and calamari salad with a chili vinaigrette.


We meandered down to Ala Moana Park. Sailboats, palms, and white sand beaches. 





I think my favorite stop was Down to Earth, the natural grocery store in our neighborhood. Lots of fun, colorful goodies to capture. And people staring at me strangely as I crouched down to take pictures of garlic and broccoli. 





Lastly, a little fun in the bathroom mirror! 


If you've bought a painting from me in the last 6 months, a humongous mahalo to you for being a part of this camera purchase. I have so many more ideas for blog posts now that I can communicate so much more through my camera! 

So, any fun plans for the weekend? I don't think I really have any plans, which I'm just fine with. A weekend filled with nothing sounds fabulous. Happy Friday!

37 comments:

  1. It's always exciting getting something new... have fun snapping some photos! Great pics by the way!

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  2. LOVE how much time you've already shared with your camera... don't let your paint brushes get jealous ;) but, at the same time... the more you spend time with your camera, the more it'll surprise you ! You go Lindsay!

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  3. Awesome! You make want to save up for one, too!

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  4. You're pics are beautiful!! Already doing a great job with the new camera!! Have a great weekend!!

    xoxo...
    Katherine

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  5. I was hoping for a picture of the camera ... and you delivered! Looks like a great camera, enjoy :)

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  6. Hehe...loved that all the pics you took were still bright & colorful. :)

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  7. so exciting! I'm counting the months {or years!} until I can afford one :)

    and that salad sounds ah.mazing!

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  8. Great pictures I need to learn how to use mine!!

    Have a lovely weekend.

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  9. You make me miss Honolulu so much! I used to dive with Kaimana Divers and one of the places we'd leave from is the harbor there, so seeing the font on the sign brought back memories. I haven't been to HI in three years, darn it! Thanks for the pretty pictures. I fully expect to see more soon. ;o)

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  10. Great pictures! You're making me SO jealous I don't live in HI! I was in Maui 2 months ago and am already dying to go back. Have fun with the new camera!

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  11. bahahahaha - i love the last row of pictures! and all the other ones are looking so good.

    okay i'm ready for my photoshoot now. ;)

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  12. wow you live in paradise! Hahaha I love the last pictures funny!

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  13. yay! so excited for your and this new adventure. :D

    your new camera is gonna rock. your. world.

    also, bravo for already venturing out of auto. that's the way to go, baby!

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  14. Great pics, it's always fun to play with a new toy!

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  15. I love your friend's earrings, they are fab! Great pics. :)

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  16. I have definitely done the bathroom photo shoot! Love the pictures and that one of the Brianna's (spell that right? hmm) dressing...that stuff is the goods.

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  17. All these photos are great! Congrats on your new camera girl! xo

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  18. fun photos! i remember how i was just as excited as you are now when i got my first dslr. :-) i was taking pictures like crazy for a while there.

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  19. Great snaps & you're so stinkin' adorable in the self portraits. Congratulations on the new purchase!

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  20. oOoOo spiffay! when you're ready by the 1.8 or 1.4 55mm canon lens. Great price and uh-may-zing depth of field

    (like HELLO super awesome blurred dreamy backgrounds)

    you're just a regular Ansel Adams eh? Nice pics love can't wait to see some in the future!

    PS-the bathroom shots are spot on, very myspace circa 2002. Glad to see you're kicking it old school hehe <3

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  21. You're a natural! I bet Hawaii presents some amazing photo opts too!

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  22. You are beautiful and so are your photos!! love the blog!! I am your newest follower!!
    XOXO
    Sadie Jane
    www.simplysadiejane.com

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  23. Wow, you're doing great at taking pictures already. Loving them all! Have a happy sunny weekend

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  24. Fun...playing around with a new camera is always great. You captured some wonderful shots.

    My fave is the one of the salad dressing bottles!

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  25. Congrats on your new camera purchase! I've LOVED playing with mine! Your photos already look great--and you're adorable! :)

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  26. girl! you are already amazing with your camera and you've only had it for a day?? i think you're totally better than me! can't wait for you to take pics for us next year at CE! ;)

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  27. i love izzes :)

    have fun with your new camera! :)

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  28. Those pictures are awesome! I never would have thought that it was your first time with a dSLR! Looks like you're having a blast :)

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  29. Congrats on your camera purchase!! My hubby bought me a Canon T1i for my 30th birthday this last December & I absolutely LOVE it!! Canon makes great cameras!!

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  30. Hey, who is that super cute girl in your pictures?!? She looks awesome! ;) Hehe!
    Seriously though, such a fun day and I am so ECSTATIC for you and your new purchase!

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  31. Yay for new cameras! We got the Canon t2i last year and we LOVE it. Enjoy!

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  32. I love those IZZE drinks and your new camera and pictures in the mirror are fun! I just recently got a Nikon D3000- actually wondering if you had any photography tips for me? I have a new picture blog- if you'd like to check it out.. www.pointfocusshoot.blogspot.com
    Thank you and appreciate any feedback!:)

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  33. Congrats on the new camera! Your photos look great!!!

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  34. Hey Lindsey!! New"ish" reader here! Love your blog and all that it inspires! Your bright colors and fun posts keep me coming back day after day! I came across this post and almost teared up. Only because I went out on a limb and purchased myself a canon rebel a couple weeks ago, full well knowing I couldn't afford it, and ended up returning it two days later because of the cost. As I was driving away from the camera store, I literally cried because I realized all the photo opps I had just lost. I will be saving up for one, just need to get my shop off the ground and sell some more of my beauties.
    Sorry for the rambling story, I just have been getting so excited about all these camera posts and the beautiful pics!
    Keep up your awesome blog!
    :), Hannah

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