And today (after 2 failed attempts by FedEx, sorry guys:) I finally got it! Can you guess what it is? Here's a hint.
My hubby spoiled me by splurging on this beauty <<cue angel choir>>
I have almost no idea how to use this masterpiece. I found this cameras for dummies level tutorial from photo.tutsplus.com, which is a great start for me. It covers the basic settings and how they affect the picture.
Now, I need your help! Do you know of any good online tutorials for beginners, especially for Rebel cameras? Any advice from your personal picture clicking experience? I'd be grateful for any links or intel you can give. :)
I conducted a comparison study on picture quality of the cameras I have. Most of the pics on this blog have come from my iPhone 4, which has 5 mega pixels.
iPhone w/o flash
iPhone with flash
For "better" shots I have used my Casio Exilim camera with 8.1 mega pixels.
Casio w/o flash
Casio with flash
The Canon Rebel T3 has 12.2 mega pixels. I'm using this on "auto", portrait setting, with a 18-55mm lens.
Rebel without flash
Rebel with flash
I was blind but now I see. I can't wait to really get to know this camera and start taking more better shots. : ) Don't forget to hit me up with anything that can enlighten my present Newbie status. Thanks guys.