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Taking Pictures with My Canon T6i DSLR Camera

Restaurant Photo with Canon T6i DSLR Camera
Written by Michael Bonner

Part of my dedication to DadsLyfe.com is learning how to take better photos. I bought a Canon T6i DSLR Camera as a result and am now completed addicted to photography.

How addicted am I?

When I first bought my camera, and like most newbies, I turned this baby on, put in auto mode and fired away. I was treating it like my smartphone and trusting the camera to do all the work for me. And it did.

The photos it took were amazing. Made me feel like an instant professional until I realized there were way too many buttons on the camera that I wasn’t using yet. I didn’t even know what these buttons were for so I did what any normal, soon-to-be professional photographer would do.

I bought the Dummies Guide to the Canon T6i DSLR Camera

The camera came with a user manual but it was way too complicated (smart) and small for my hands. All I wanted to know was what each button meant and how to use them. But even with the dummies guide, I quickly realized that DSLR, or Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras required a challenge and education that I had never been introduced to.

Was I being punked and intimidated by my own camera? Yes, yes I was but you know what? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED, simply because I’m too stubborn to quit.

What I Ended Up Doing

I bought an online course called “Photography Masterclass” from Udemy.com. I also bought these reference and training cards for my Amazon Kindle so that I can practice while I’m out driving for Lyft.

With less than a week of actual dedication, practice and education, I already understand more and am taking way better pictures than I use to.

Feel free to let me know what you think so far.

FYI – I posted a link for the T7i version of the camera kit I purchased above. It’s a better deal for the latest version. You’re welcome!

About the author

Michael Bonner

Michael Bonner is a dedicated father to 3 amazing kids. Born and raised in San Diego, California, he currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Determined to win a "Dad of the Year" award from just about anywhere, Michael spends most of his time working, learning and trying to be a positive example for his children...again, he's trying.

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