The Last Gift

The Last Gift

With mother’s burial complete, the last of the inheritance money was distributed. I have thought and prayed and researched for many months about what to do with my portion. I wanted to find a way to honor her memory and decided the best way to do so would be to upgrade my Canon 6D to the new mirrorless EOS R6, and continue to learn and grow as a photographer by photographing, primarily, her beautiful grandchildren as they grow up. She so loved seeing and sharing my photos, and I know she would approve.

As soon as it arrived, I couldn’t wait to start snapping. I didn’t even wait to set up the menus or configure anything, I just smacked the new Viltrox 85mm F/1.8 lens on there and started shooting while sitting around the table doing our summer school. It was a DREAM! I couldn’t be more thrilled with how well the eye autofocus works – with children who rarely sit still, finding a focus point has been a struggle. This system is light-years faster and “stickier” at finding and keeping that focus right on the eyes. So much fun! And that 1.8 lens – wow! Stunning bokeh, I’m in love.

Here are my first shots (and as always, click to enlarge, the quality is much improved at full size):

This is only the beginning! Woohoo!

My next challenge is to figure out Lightroom, which I need to do if I want to shoot Raw. I am sure once I figure out the basic workflow the rest will come pretty easily, but right now I’m stuck on things as basic as how to import and organize. Once again, YouTube is my best friend. I know I will find the information I need and someone to walk me through it there. Sometimes, the internet is an awesome thing.

Annette Heidmann

I homeschooled four kids all the way through high school and then fostered/adopted 7 more children. I am wife to a very smart mathematician; I dabble in photography, write and sing, paint in bright colors, and love being Catholic!

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