Thursday, October 03, 2019

WHY I DON'T HOLD ONTO THINGS (or beat myself up) + MY NEW CANON EOS M50 by The Happy Whisk



I'm just not into beating myself up at the end of the day, when everything I wanted to do, doesn't get done. I'm so not about that life because I find it cripples more than helps. To hear more about that, click the link to listen to my latest podcast.





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And in other news, Frankenberry got me a new camera and oh my gosh, I can't stop shooting video. I am in happiness overload.

My old camera was a DSLR (digital single lens reflex), and now, I'm into mirrorless (a much lighter camera). Not only that but I jumped ships from Nikon to Canon EOS M50 and lemme tell you, I'm one Happy Freakin' Whisk.

Originally, I got the camera for vloggy type stuff and other videos but turns out, I'm having a heck of a good time shooting stills and ... this is the first time that I'm taking the time to learn things like aperture, iso, the differences between 15mm and 10mm. And .. I'm no longer shooting in auto. Noppers. I'm shooting in manual and soon to learn raw.

I LOVE this camera. LOVE IT!

Check out Wiggy and Bug. I shot these stills on my Canon EOS M50 the first morning of shooting stills.

In other, other news, I love October. Frankenberry gets his usual Halloween staycation at the end of the month and also, our electric is back on, my teeth are in the process of being fixed and also, in case I didn't already mention it, I LOVE MY CANON M50!!!!






24 comments:

  1. I'll have to try the podcasts from a desk top. The dogs look adorable!

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    1. Thanks, William.

      You get any snow yet? Not us. Not yet anyway. But this time last year it was cold, cold, cold.

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  2. Happy photography with your new camera.

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    1. Thanks, Marie. I can't stop shooting with it. What fun. Happy Autumn to you and boogie boogie.

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  3. Looks like you're gonna enjoy your new toy!!!

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  4. Wonderful news. I was given a mirrorless camera and it is HEAVY. Too heavy for me.

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    1. Oh no. I'm sorry yours is heavy. Mine is a vlogging camera for small to medium size hands. With a tiny lens. Only weighing nearly 500 grams with the kit glass on.

      Sorry yours is so heavy. Ack!

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  5. Incredible shots Ivy.

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    1. Much, much thanks!
      Just saw your ghost for Rain's thing.
      Super freakin' fun.

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  6. What adorable fur babies you have. Congrats on the new camera!! I have a nice one that I've neglected to get out in a while and you've inspired me to blow the dust off of it. I'm with you on LETTING things go. It's a challenge, but it's so much better for our heart and soul.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to stop in. Wold love to see more about your camera. I was just at your page reading another one of your posts. You're funny!

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  7. Glad you are figuring out the new camera and enjoying it. I do control most of the settings on mine. Sometimes auto is better than me though.

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    1. Hey Alex. Yes, it's great fun. I love the learning. Sometimes auto does work really well. I agree with that.

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  8. So, tell us, do you love your Canon M50??? lol

    It's great that you're enjoying it so much. Those are wonderful shots of Wiggy and Bug!

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    1. Oh ... Jenny. I really, really, really DO!

      Thank you. They are fun to shoot.

      Happy Almost Halloween.

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  9. I don't beat myself up over not done things, there's always tomorrow and maybe the not done things weren't so important anyway, because I'd have done them first if they were important.

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    1. Hey River. Thanks for stopping in. Good points.

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  10. Congrats on the new camera! Sounds like it has sparked a photography frenzy!

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    1. I have been FIGHTING with my old camera phone for video for soooo long. It's wonderful to have something that works.

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  11. The pups are so cute. And good for you for READING the manual lol...I have had my Canon for 5 years now and I have barely leafed through it. I admit I'm still on auto...sometimes I venture into some of the manual settings for the Moon shots, but it's all hit and miss. One of these days I'll read the manual (she says rolling her eyes) lol! :)

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    1. Hi Rain. My bad for explaining wrong. I didn't look at the manual but I am shooting in manual mode vs auto.

      Instead of reading the manual I watched Jared's video. And I'm about to jump into his 11 day free course to learn more about shooting raw, low light and all that.

      He is far more useful and entertaining to me than a stale boring, paper booklet.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgpBppGz9fU

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  12. Adorable dogs …

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks, Jan.
      Do you have dogs?
      I can't recall if I asked already.

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