April 30, 2011

If I had to count how many times I heard or said “Kittyyyyy!” in a rabid, excited tone during the course of our SF trip, I wouldn’t even know where to begin. You get the feeling that, upon walking up the wooden staircase to Jess and Colby’s apartment, seeing Kitty in the window and saying her name was almost like a secret password for the front door. Cue Zelda sound effects. :)

In honor of Caturday, I dedicate today’s vacation post to just pictures of Kitty (formally known as Steve French).

And a couple Instagrams for good measure. :)

Happy Caturday, Kitty!


Thanks so much for the help!!! :D

What a beautiful, sleek kitty. I’m LOVING your San Fran images… it’s making me lust that much harder over the Nikon D700, *sigh*…

Thanks Jade! I’m not sure what camera you currently shoot with, but lust not – you take lovely photos!

Aw, cute kitty c: Um, I have a few questions- if you don’t mind.
I want to take really good pictures- I’m into photography, and
I want to purchase an SLR camera that also takes high quality
video, but I have a limited budget.. I’m looking to buy one for
around $1000, and if it came in a lens kit that would rock..
But I was wondering,
1) How much do megapixels matter? How many megapixels
does your main camera have, and how many should I
look for in a camera?
2) What are the best camera brands that I should consider?
3) Is Canon a really good brand, or is it just overrated?
Thanks c:

Hey Ali!

Megapixels don’t matter much at all, despite the hype, especially if you are a casual / hobby shooter. The only time MP will really come into play is if you want to get large prints made – and I mean LARGE! – otherwise, I wouldn’t give them a second thought when shopping around for a dSLR.

I am not sure what the best camera brands are, though Canon and Nikon are certainly the most popular and accessible. I wouldn’t put either brand over the other, it just comes down to personal preference. For me, I shoot Nikon because it was the first SLR I ever bought, so it didn’t make sense to buy other brands along the line since I already had a growing collection of Nikon compatible equipment. I would recommend going into a camera store, or finding someone you know who has a dSLR, and holding it in your hands, getting a feel for what you personally want in a camera.

With a budget of $1000, you should have no problem buying a great dSLR. Though I would also recommend ditching the kit and buying the body and lens separately, that way you could choose what lens you start out with. Most kit lenses are garbage.

Hope that was helpful. Good luck!