Doing A Little Test With My Early Christmas Present!!!


Filming my current crafty project, pompom critters, with my new Christmas present! Well, count that for my birthday, anniversary, Valentines, and next Christmas present too. Because I got my dream camera: CANON 5D II! Whoohoo! I am super engulfed in learning all that I can right now. I'm finding excellent tutorials on Youtube and I'm trying to absorb as much as I can.
Here's a short video I took today. I just wanted to shoot something right away to see if everything works properly. Please excuse the shakiness, I was filming hand held with my heavy 50mm f/1.4 lens (the only lens I got right now). Hoping to learn some editing too. Right now I'm just using iMovie, it was my first at trying iMovie out too. I wish I could learn everything with a snap of my fingers, but things don't work out that way.
Do you know of any cool tutorials on the 5D II, websites, blogs, forums that you would like to share with me? I'd be so happy to check them out!


  1. Congrats on the new addition, that is so exciting!!! I love iMovie and use it quite a bit, it is pretty user friendly. Those critters are adorable how did you make them?

  2. Hi Angela! Thank you! I'm liking iMovie so far. And as for my little critters, I made them by hand (pompoms), and stuck their faces on and accessorized. I found a great tutorial on Martha! Love her!
    Hoping to share more photos when I complete something (^•^) So fun!

  3. OMGoodness........I am so green with envy, you lucky, lucky lady!!!
    You are going to have so much fun playing with your new toy and just think of all the wonderful photos you can take during the Christmas break. You will have had time to work everything out now compared to unwrapping it at Christmas time and learning then......I hope that made!!
    Anywho......enjoy, I am really happy for you and can't wait to see more of your amazing photos, I have missed them ;) xox

  4. Hi Didee! Thanks so much! And yes that made sense (^•^) I am hoping to take lotsa photos for Christmas because it's my favorite time of year! I'm so touched that you want to see my photos and it makes me want to take more! Happy Holidays! xoxo

  5. Hey Merissa, that's great! I am not a tech girl so I am not sure I could figure out how to make this great camera work properly, but I am sure you will rock the world with it! Can't wait to see the Christmas shoots :)
    and the little chicks are really cute :))

  6. Hi Marie (^•^) Thank you! Happy Holidays!

  7. Oh you lucky lucky lady! I have serious camera envy! xx


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