Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My New Best Friends

Who are my new best friends? 

They are not people.  It isn't a dog, puppy, kitty or anything else cute, squishy or adorable. 

Remember, my life is small & revolves around border collies, sheep, kids and my camera. 

Meet my 1st new best friend.  Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens

The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens has an excellent focal length range that includes the longest focal length found in a Canon zoom lens - 400mm. This long focal length and focal length range combine with very good image and build quality to make the 100-400 one of the most popular serious wildlife and sports lenses Canon sells.

To say that the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens is a member of the Canon L Series quickly says a lot about this lens. Weighing 3 lb (1,380g) and measuring 3.6" x 7.4" (92.0 x 189.0) (DxL retracted), the 100-400 is solidly built and feels like it.

If I am going to do this whole photography business thing, I better do it up right.

Meet my other newest friend - my new back up camera...

Canon EOS 50D

My primary camera is still the love of my life, the EOS 7D.  At times I do need to give my precious a break, and Heaven forbid I BREAK it and it needs to be repaired.  Thus I have my back up camera.  I am so happy I could spit roses & sunshine.  

Now I need a new computer to handle the volume of editing I will be doing.    I already have an external storage device to store all my pictures on.  Just need to the processing power for Photoshop and what not.  Suggestions? 

Finally...Last call for free photos before I start charging.    I need to expand my portfolio for my website.  I need other dog breeds, horses, and even people!  Kids especially!  Please email me if you would like some pictures shot.  I will ask you travel to me in Orting, WA.  Thanks! 


Jaenne said...

For other dogs, do you have any other dog events (agility, obedience, rally, etc) in your area that you could go to and take photos? For kids, how about advertising for senior pictures or other school events?

An English Shepherd said...

great looking lens and SLR :-)


PS The boss wanted me to ask if you looked at the 60D ? (We have a 20D as well as a small panasonic fs7 compact)

Anonymous said...

I love your blog (and photos!).

I just did a lot of upgrading to my computer to handle video editing. If you have to buy computer parts, I'd highly recommend newegg.com . Great prices, cheap shipping, and good reviews of products.

Kristi said...

That is da bomb of Canon lenses - congrats on the new friends!

Ann said...

holy crap, that's a big lens!!!

For other breeds, I have a couple that will be traveling to Caldwell at Thanksgiving. If you want to shoot them, I will even groom them before we come. :)

The Thundering Herd said...

We would so love to see what great things you could do with The Herd via photography, but that opposite side of the country thing is getting in the way.

food for thought said...

your pics are fabulous, but i always say it's who holds the camera, not the camera, that makes that special diff. you just have that creative eye :)

Janet said...

There is a pretty great flyball tournament at the Argus Ranch this weekend that should offer up some good action photo-ops. Lots of different breeds will be there. Maybe Ranger will find his calling there too!

Pat A said...

Wish I had known last May, do a wedding. Weddings are high pay jobs and just a few hours. Our granddaughter was married in Kent last May. Check out doing some new baby photos. Also you have the knowledge with dogs so try for ads using dogs. A photographer that understands dogs will get the best results for them and maybe even put Ranger to work more often.

no one of consequence said...

Excellent taste in best friends. From a fellow Canonite and 7D lover.

Kalli said...

22 inch iMac with Lightroom 3 - that's where you need to be!