A New Camera!

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Well what was I supposed to do? I was cameraless and therefore limbless in the world of blogging; what’s a food blogger without a camera? What’s an opera singer without a lung? I did what I had to do: I cashed in on a birthday gift from my parents (thanks mom and dad!) and headed to B&H, home of Hassidic Jews and hardware, where I took the advice of my dear friend James Felder (of Snapshot Artifact) and purchased the mighty and powerful Canon PowerShot G9.

It was a tough call–all of the cameras you guys recommended looked great too–but basically it came down to: a small camera that fits in your pocket that takes very good pictures or a big blocky camera that’ll be a nightmare to lug around but that takes fantastic pictures. Since great food blog photography is essential (see here and here) I chose the latter and I’m really glad I did. What follows are the first pictures I took with it at Joe on Waverly. I didn’t realize then as I realize now that the camera was set to shoot insanely large pictures that make giant files that take forever to upload on Flickr, but I just changed the settings and future pictures shouldn’t be a problem. So please enjoy these fresh coffee shop and outside-the-coffee shop pics from my new camera baby. Can anyone suggest a name?

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(Can you spot my book in the next photo?)

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Say hi to Amanda, master barista.

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Now she’s blurry but cute, nonetheless.

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And look at this cute dog:

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Now we’re outside:

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This one’s a pretty good one:

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And this one’s my favorite. I met up with my psychic twin Lauren (same birthday, same hospital, same night) at the Apple store before heading to dinner. Doesn’t this picture look great?

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Here’s to an awesome new camera and here’s hoping I don’t lose this one too! And thanks to the good folks at Eater for their concern. I hope the old one is in a happier place.

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