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Question #92985 posted on 03/27/2020 7:04 p.m.
Q:

Dear Sunday Night Banter,

Can you tell us about your new camera? Do you have any pictures you'd like to share?

While SNB is obviously the best, I'm also happy to see pictures from other writers.

~avocado monsoon~

A:

Dear what?,

I'd love to. Thanks for the question! So my dad and I are into landscape photography and when I was a teenager I got a cheap Canon camera to take pictures with him. We both dreamed of having DSLR cameras because we knew that the quality of our cameras wasn't the best. Then just a few months ago my dad got a Nikon D3500 and I decided that now was the time for me to upgrade. After a lot of research about different entry-level DSLR cameras and hours of scouring KSL Classifieds and Facebook Marketplace, I settled on a used Canon T7i. It's not the best camera, but I think it will get me started and once I have mastered this camera I'll look into a full frame camera.

Anyways, I haven't had my camera very long and I'm still trying to get a hold of all the settings. I have also come to realize that "post processing" (just a fancy way of saying editing) is a very important part of photography. Below are some of my favorite shots so far, and I admit they are definitely still amateur photos. I'm also still debating whether or not I should start an Instagram account for my photography, but I don't know if that would gain any traction. Honestly, I need feedback (positive and negative) so I can improve my photography. If you'd like to provide such feedback, I'd appreciate it. You can just send me a quick email.

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Thanks again for the question. I am really enjoying this hobby of mine. I hope you are well, especially during this pandemic.

-Sunday Night Banter

A:

Dear An Avocado, Thanks!,

Since the beginning of this year, my camera roll has been nothing but pictures of my newborn son, Carl Jr. While I'm not eager to show his face to strangers, I figured I could show this one-

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He is absolutely so happy and content looking at the Christmas tree. Apparently, babies like looking at lights and it helps develop their eyesight. He stares at it when he's in the swing, when we're changing his diaper, and whenever I feed him on the couch and he gets distracted! We call our Christmas tree, Fred.

We're actually going to be putting down Fred this weekend since we need to rearrange our furniture so Carl can work from home more permanently due to the Coronavirus. He'll be working in the nursery and we need to move the rocking chair into our family room. So hopefully Carl Jr won't be too upset about Fred leaving until the Saturday after Thanksgiving!

-Goldie Rose