Canon Rebel T2i: My First Attempts

I haven’t yet decided what to specialize in with regard to my venture into photography. Hey, I’m into it purely for the fun. I’m not about to embark into the professional realm. If I was, I’d probably buy something better than the Canon Rebel T2i. But still, even hobbyists tend to lean into some specialization, e.g. landscapes, or portraits. On second thought, I might just let go of any specialization pursuit and simply specialize on fun.

This early though, I found myself setting my tripod and Canon Rebel T2i in the front yard and taking close up pictures of my wife’s plants and flowers. The pictures in this page are all from her little patch of flower plants. The ones with the dark background were taken using my son’s black t-shirt draped on a chair behind the flower.

From this development, I seem to be taking an interest in macro photography. But I think it’s too early to tell as I’m still beginning to explore the art of photography. Perhaps, next thing I’ll be trying out would be some landscapes. I have always found a beautiful sunset view somewhere along my route on my daily commute home after work. I got to make sure I’ll immortalize one of those amazing sunsets in my gallery soon.

Macro, portrait, landscapes, underwater… these require special lenses. And some of these lenses often are way more expensive than the camera (body) itself.

Well, for the time being, I’ll have to make do with the lens that came with the Canon Rebel T2i kit, the EFS 18-55mm lens. The lens is of course not just any ordinary lens. It works nicely and I have even read some reviews in praise of the EFS 18-55 kit lens. As I have not even touched any other lens, I have no basis to compare them except from what I read on the net. Like I said, for the time being, I’ll just try out my present set up and see what it can do.

Oh, here, by the way, is another one of those pics I took while whiling away my time as I waited for my turn at the dentist on my latest appointment (last Saturday).

As these Canon Rebel T2i pics are going to add up as time goes by, I have created a subdomain site on which I’ll be dumping all my photo outputs in. I’m still looking for a suitable wp theme though. You can check it out at Pictures Of.


  1. Hi James

    These photos are beautiful. My niece does some photography and was doing graphics for my blog up unitl now. I am now looking for good photos to add to my small niche blog as she is caught up with study and moving house. I love your work. Great job James.

    Patricia Perth Australia
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    1. Thanks Patricia. So flattered with your encouraging comment. Perhaps I can take pics of lavenders sometime. Of course, I’ll first need to study about names of flowers because honestly, I have yet to ask my wife what these flowers’ names are. 🙂
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  2. Man, they are some great shots, and the black t-shirt is a brilliant idea. I personally love the macro shots, so much so I bought a macro lens. Still getting the hang of it though. The shallow depth of field is throwing me off a little. But I’ll get there.
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    1. Thanks Sire. If I do choose to pursue this line, I will definitely have to get me a macro lens. After seeing that close up shot you made, I have started inquiring about macro lens’ prices. Man, if I let this hobby take free reign, it’s gonna shake my finances off balance. 🙂

        1. Well, I don’t drink (much) either, or smoke, and I (promise to) work hard, so I think I’ll deserve some fun with additional equipment too. There’s the wife approval factor though, but I’m sure I’ll find some way to hack through her budget sheet. 🙂

    1. Hi Amr, thanks for dropping by my humble blog. 🙂

      Say hello for me to you sister. I’m sure she’s gonna have lots of fun with photography.

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