The 20 and Me

I’ve always been a pretty decisive person.  Most of the time, the decisions I make turn out well.  And there are some times where those decisions turn out GREAT.  For instance, the decision to adopt a dog on a Saturday, and going out and getting the first one I ever saw on that following Monday.  Or the decision to say “yes” when Chris asked me out on our first date (best one ever!!!).  Or the decision to become serious at wedding photography on a Monday, and going out to buy a camera on a Wednesday.

That camera I decided to buy was a used Canon 20D from famous camera store Glazers in Seattle.  I drove into town one rainy day after work, saw the camera body in the glass case, asked the sales person to hold it, and the rest was history.  For the first time in a long time, I felt like I was home.  The camera and my hand molded together as if this black piece of metal had always been meant for my hand.  Without hesitation, I spent the $275 and the rest was history.

I went home with the 20D body in hand and one of the first things I did was buy the Canon 50mm 1.8 prime lens and start shooting away.  And although I’ve since moved on from the 20D, I still love this camera and use it as my primary backup body for weddings.  Some of my favorite pictures were taken with my old love, and I will never forget that moment when I first realized I’ve taken a great photo.  Below are some oldies from the archives of Cindi+Chris Photography.  Enjoy!

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3 Responses to “The 20 and Me”

  1. Lena Says:

    LOVE this post! My first SLR was a Canon 40D and I have such nostalgia around that camera that I still take it with me on all my shoots even though I rarely use it anymore.

  2. Lorispeak Says:

    hooray for good decisions! Seriously, you were totes meant to be a photographer! You have such a good eye for shots. I’m shooting with a 50mm 1.8 prime lens too. I just get annoyed that I have to back up quite a bit to get a subject in view, but otherwise I looooove it. Someday I’ll splurge on a better one :)

    Lorispeak

  3. Cindi Says:

    @Lena – I know right? Your first camera is like your baby! You’ll never forget the feeling of catching that very first shot where you’re like “ooh..maybe I CAN do this!”
    @Lori – Thank you! :) I think the reason why the 50mm zooms in on you is because your camera has a 1.6times crop. Meaning whatever the lens length is, you times that number by 1.6 to get the true lens length. A full frame camera would resolve that issue (expensive!!) but you can also get a shorter lens…like the 35mm to get closer to a 50mm length. :)

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