Ok, which do you want first – the good news or the bad news? Oh, good news you say? Well, yesterday was an amazing day!! My parents came up to visit again, and we went to a camera/photography show in Toronto. It is put on twice a year by Henry’s camera store, and it is definitely one of those “best bang for your buck” type of events. I say this because you can always find a free ticket on the internet, the parking is free, and you get to attend free photography seminars all day long! This is the same show where I bought my Canon Rebel T3i back in the Spring. Not only was it nice to have my parents with me, but we also met up with my cousin and her husband who I haven’t seen in years. What a fun day we had :).
We ended up attending three seminars, and they were very interesting and informative. The first one was called The Power of Photoshop Elements and went through some of the basic editing techniques in Photoshop that I know I often forget about. The second seminar was about taking your camera off the auto ISO setting and learning how to use the ISO setting properly to help you get the results you want in your photos. Finally, we went to hear a talk by an award winning travel photographer who was very uplifting and enthusiastic. He showed us many beautiful photos from his travels, explained how he captured those particular shots, and told us stories about the people he met along the way. He also interjected many photography tips along the way.
By the time we had finished with the three seminars, our heads were swimming with information, so it was time to move on to shopping, and I was a very, very bad girl. There are always a lot of great deals at the show, and they give you a discount if you spend so much, so spend I did :). For my followers out there who have suggested these to me, I finally ordered (not in stock at the show) myself a set of Kenko extender tubes so I can do closer macro work, and I also got a wireless remote, a circular polarizer (wow, they are expensive!), Photoshop Elements 11, and a Gorillapod. The hubby doesn’t quite know how much I spent though, so Shhhhhhhh!!!! Tee Hee
Now on the my photos for today and the bad news. We have had snow TWICE this week, and it’s only the middle of October :(. Luckily it didn’t stay on the ground for long, but it was definitely a wakeup call! Here are a few of photos that I took as the tears of horror were running down my face.