Canon Blogtography – Step Outside of Auto!

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A couple weeks ago I announced my partnership with Canon as a Brand Ambassador and over the past month  I’ve been playing around with my new DSLR. The Canon Rebel SL1 is a compact 18 mega pixel camera with touch screen and whole bunch of features I’m not quite versed in yet.  I have heaps to learn. 

Canon has awesome resources and I’ve been playing on canonoutsideofauto.ca but the real way I’m going to learn is TAKING PHOTOS. I’m just getting used to using a DSLR. I’ve got a pretty good eye for composing a nice shot but right now aperture and ISO feel like new languages. Once I  learn and understand exposure (ISO, shutter speed and aperture), I’ll be in business. I know it won’t take too long!

I’ve been playing around with ISO and exposure. It’s super neat how one photo can be so different by changing just one or two things.

This little Rebel has built in filters too. So, naturally I took a few selfies in the park to test them out.

This weekend I’m shooting Digital Dreams music festival and in August I’ll be shooting Disneyland and California! Staring in next month have a weekly fashion column for Dose.ca. This is where those Canon skills will really come into play. I’m excited to take my blog to the next level!

Below are a few photos I took using (gasp) auto to get used to using the camera.

 One of the most beautiful things, a perfect avocado!

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Limba the 50 year old elephant at Bowmanville Zoo.

A baby giraffe peeks out his head at Bowmanville Zoo. I need to work on depth and focus.

Flower pot at the cottage in Muskoka.

The dock and boat at sunset in Muskoka.

Gonna to practice camera settings in nature.

Over the next couple months I’ll be attending events and learning sessions with an expert from  Canon. I gave them a whole list of things I want to achieve before December rolls around. I’m exited to take you on this journey with me! If you have tips on accessories or tricks that will help me out, please share!

This is only the beginning!

Love, CASIE

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