Monday, July 28, 2008

A Growing Wish List

I've run across several cool gadgets over the last few months that have made it to my wish list.

When you enter the world of DLSR photography, it can get expensive really quickly. I haven't invested in a tripod yet, but this one looks like a great option. It wouldn't matter what kind of situation you were dealing with, you could set this thing up on any surface and take pics from any angle. The website shows how you can wrap it around trees, light poles, fences, you name it. I think it'd be cool to wrap it around my ceiling fan for some over head shots.

It would also be helpful to have one of these. I'm usually always behind the camera. Occasionally I do use the timer to get in a picture but waiting out that 10 seconds with an almost 2 year old doesn't always work. Plus I'd like to control when the shutter opens and also take several in a row without having to be behind the lens.


I want to be able to take my own kids photos instead of having to take them to a studio. I can manage this is an outdoor setting, but I'd really like to be able to do it in my home. Because our house is completely covered up and surrounded with trees, we don't get much of any natural light in our house. So it would be nice to have this external flash. I have a friend who uses one of these and she gets the best "studio-like" pictures taken right in her home.


One other cool electronic that I've recently heard about from Heather, is the flip. Because it's so small it would be ideal for carrying in my purse/diaper bag and maybe I would manage to catch some good video. I need to just go ahead and purchase this one so I can video Natalie dancing to any Disney song that comes on and her rendition of Twinkle Twinkle little star while standing on top of the toilet... that deserves to be on film.

12 comments:

Heather M. said...

My sister and her DH have a gorillapod and LOVE it! They use it all the time, especially when there is no one else around to take their photo. We bought my dad one for Father's Day too.

We have a remote and love it! It's great for family pictures!

Veronica said...

OH bad, bad girl!! My birthday is coming up and I am totally asking for that pod and the flip! *fingers crossed that hubs will buy them*

I've been eyeballing that flip for a while! I just recently got the remote...it's fun!

Mike and Brianna said...

I think you do need the flip...a video of Natalie singing on top of the toilet would be so funny! I'm sure she would love it if you showed it to all her friends when she is a teenager :).

Edleen said...

cool gadgets there Leah!
the flip looks great and Singapore has come out with our local brands and for $250...i think it's a steal ;) might go get me one soon...

have a great week!

Briana said...

I love my Flip! I talked Jamie into getting one too and I'm pretty sure she loves hers. (I got the pink one.)

I have that remote too and love it.

Now that light is on it's way to my husband to be placed on my wish list!

The Brown Klan said...

Leah-email me at laura.brown@charter.net I think that Kasey is looking to sell his studio lights, etc. They have only been used twice I think. Email me if you are interested.

Jude said...

you and I have the same wishlist... especially the wireless remote!!

Nnairda's said...

That's a pretty nice wish list you have there. I would like the remote as well and a few more lenses.

Adriann

Cheryl Wray said...

Gary just got a cool little camcorder; easy to carry, and super easy to download onto the computer.

yoderworld said...

That is a crazy tripod and seems like it would be perfect - however, our issue is always needing one taller. Don't want to carry around the big guy, but the small guy just doesn't always cut it. Hmmm, still a few months away for Christmas - can you wait that long?

Charin said...

Oooh, good stuff!! :) That external flash looks crazy good.
I want to get some new lenses for my camera *so* badly!

amymowbray said...

I've heard really great things about alien bee lights.