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  1. misscrosson

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    I have a Canon Rebel XT... the only lens I have is a 18-55mm and the built in flash.

    I have my first niece being born in a week, and so I'm sure I'll be busy taking pictures of her...

    I was curious on what type of lenses would be good for a beginner like myself to buy to take great photos of her, as well as any other extra flashes I should purchase?

    Thanks!​
     
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    What kind of budget are you working with?

    And remember, equipment will only take you so far...you as the photographer have to know what you're doing in order to get those "great photos".

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    Budget? I'd say maybe $300-$500?

    Just looking for something that'll help in my photo taking.... I've never taken photo's of a infant before, so this will be very different. I've only ever had my dogs to practice on... LOL ... and I suppose anything and everything found in nature.

    These are pictures I've taken before..

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    You might want to look at the EF 50mm f/1.8 II or the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM for low light indoor shots.

    Or you might want to look at getting a external hot shoe Speedlite (flash) for your XT. You could use your kit lens with the external flash for indoor shots. The 430EX II is a nice flash.

    You wouldn't fire the flash directly at your subject though, you'd want to bounce it off the ceiling or walls. Flash Photography Techniques
     
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    Thanks, I'll look into those!
     
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