My mind has been racing with some ideas for our photography class. It's an aperture project so we have to do both shallow dept of field and deep depth of field. Luckily Laura is willing to be my muse for the shallow depth of field, which the rough draft shows promise. I'm picturing more distortion from the lens and backlighting her so its much more dramatic of a shot. I don't own a lens capable of that distortion, but luckily Andy is coming through with a 16-35 that should do nicely. A remote trigger for the flash is needed as well, but I should have all of it before the assignment is due.
I think I am shifting my lens piggy-bank into a camera piggy bank. I've heard so many people say that it's not the camera that makes the good shots, but at some point they have to admit that the camera does eventually hold the photography back. I'm definitely not saying I am getting better than my t1i yet, but I can see some obvious disadvantages of staying with it. I can see even the differences with Laura's t3i. I would like to get a hold of a full frame dslr like a 5d markII, but I will definitely need to save my pennies up first. Although I wish I could use our tax money, priorities come first!