We got some free tickets to visit the Phoenix Zoo for their Zoo Lights event last week, so I was very excited to use my camera for the first time on all that color and sparkle!
Of course I have absolutely no clue what I'm doing with it yet, so it was kind of a trial and error evening. The kids and hubby would walk on ahead, meanwhile I was back photographing light displays using every setting I could in a hurry. Nothing too great my first time out--things are definitely better when I can sit still (and so does my subject) but at least I got some good night photography practice.
Here are some of our favorites and a video from the night. :) (and please, if you have any photography tips, particularly regarding the Canon Rebel series, feel free to share!)
I think I was slightly in love with this big blue tree.
One of my favorite things about this camera is the face that it has video capability! The older Rebels do not, and it (along with the whopping price tag) was always a deterrant in me seriously considering this camera. Voila the newer T1i's have video! Woot woot! Here's a sample.