I finally upgraded to a DSLR

posted on 16th of july, 2011


After 4 years in DT, a porfolio of 1,561 and 2,279 pictures sold, I finally have upgraded from my Canon Powershot G9 to a Canon 550D with a 18-135 lens

I suppose this won't be a big deal for the most of you, who have been in stock with a DSLR from the beginning, but it is an important step for me :)

I have learned all I know about photography on my own: in forums, talking to experts and specially in microstock. I have learned what is the shutter speed, the diaphragm aperture, how affects the speed into the bluriness of a shot (night photos --> tripod!)...

Now this is another step for me, learn about the lens, learn how to focus, etc. With the G9 and before that, with the A700, I always shooted in manual mode, I had the focus issue rather controlled, but with this one I feel that I have a lot to learn!

If any of you own the 550D or a similar model I'm totally open to advice and tips :)


Comments (32)

Posted by Owaisphotography on October 30, 2011
congratulation :)
i am waiting for success like this :)
Posted by Wildmac on August 03, 2011
Congratulations Ingrid! You're a very talented photographer and I'm sure that you'll do great with your new camera :)))) PS. Sorry I'm a bit late ;)
Posted by Chrwincan5dm2 on August 03, 2011
I am Shooting with a Canon 5D Mark II and I have one advise for you which seems to be the most important for me. Read the manual and learn everything about your camera till you can control it without even looking. If you know how to set aperture, change the ISO, choose color profiles ect you will see that taking images is much easier and the amount of high quality pictures will increase:) Good luck!
Posted by Ninuscha on July 24, 2011
Congrats and enjoy!
Posted by Dark3y3s on July 24, 2011
Congrats and wish you thousands of photos with your new camera! I have a Canon 450D and I am very content with it, I'm sure you'll be even more content with your "little" 550D :)

Funny thought: a few hours ago, while browsing the internet, I run into an ad for a compact camera and I was seriously thinking to buy one. It's easier to use when on a trip and the new models take even better pictures than some dslrs. :))
Posted by Noonie on July 20, 2011
Oh, I'm late getting here but you know I APPROVE!!! Thanks for using my old camera in the blog. I love that old thing and someday may get some film for it!!
Posted by Scottysally2 on July 20, 2011
Congratulations Ingrid, Have fun with your new camera. :)
Posted by Darwinsm81 on July 19, 2011
congradulations on the upgrade, i know its a great feeling to see your skills develope as well as your equipment.
Posted by Meryll on July 19, 2011
Congrats for your new camera! Great PF.
Posted by Thanatonautii on July 19, 2011
Great job! I think you made a good choice for a first dslr! Hope you`ll enjoy it!
Posted by Titania1980 on July 19, 2011
Thank you very very much for your nice words!

@Digitalvox I don't consider I have a huge talent, thanks for your words! It's true I have learned a lot since I started in photography world! I have learned all myself (non a pro, only a hobbyst)
Posted by Margaretanne on July 19, 2011
Congratulations... enjoy :) :)
Posted by Tonyoquias on July 18, 2011
Posted by Cmoulton on July 18, 2011
Congratulations! You are an inspiration - I am working that same race myself right now - I only own a couple of reasonably nice Canon point and shoots, and once in a while I can borrow a DSLR from a friend. Looking forward to the day when I can make the same accomplishment. Enjoy your new camera!
Posted by Dmccale on July 18, 2011
Ingrid you go girl.I know you can do it..Congrats and good luck.Debbie
Posted by Justmeyo on July 18, 2011
Congratulations Ingrid and waiting for new photos:)
Posted by Digitalvox on July 18, 2011
I very happy for you Titania1980. Your photographer story confirm that huge talent, which you obvious have, is important part of photographer success. Once again congratulation and keep going on :-)
Posted by Py2000 on July 17, 2011
Congratulations on your new camera.
Posted by Laurasinelle on July 17, 2011
Posted by Pindiyath100 on July 17, 2011
Huge Congratulations on your new equipment!!
Posted by Titania1980 on July 17, 2011
Thank you very much to all who have posted. I'm getting used to it, it's more dificult than G9!! Specially with the MF of the lens ;)
Posted by FabioConcetta on July 17, 2011
Posted by Vogonify on July 17, 2011
Congrats! It's a very good camera. You'll probably need a little time to get used to it's features and to find the best apertures to work with. But it's part of the fun!
Posted by Roberto1977 on July 17, 2011
I'm happy for you Ingrid! Waiting for your new photos... Bye, Rob.
Posted by Nero67 on July 17, 2011
Posted by Haslinda on July 16, 2011
Titania, you have such an awesome portfolio. A great example that you don't need a DSLR to do well in microstock. It does not matter with what you don't have, its what you do with what you have that does. Have fun with your new camera :)
Posted by Egomezta on July 16, 2011
Congratulations, you sure gave the Canon Powershot G9 a great use.
Posted by Digikhmer on July 16, 2011
Welcome to the DSLR's world! I am still waiting to collect some $$ from my portfolio before upgrading. My target is buying my next camera with the DT sales !
Posted by Grafvision on July 16, 2011
Posted by smartview27 on July 16, 2011

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