…If I was rich I had a long list for Santa this year! Yes, I’m a technology addict and I love to play around with the technical possibilities, I love the comfort they give me and the freedom. I remember times when it was impossible to go for a holiday with Internet. If you were lucky you had the chance to log in somewhere in an Internet Cafe. Today I can sit in our car and enjoy Internet from my mobile which makes a car trip less boring. And when I have enough of surfing the Internet I switch on my mobile to the audio book mode and relax in the car chair!
Don’t get me wrong. I can live without all this but I like to live with it. I love to be connected with my friends, take photos and videos, read ebooks and listen to music. So here my wish list – what’s yours? Post in the comments!
1. iPad 2
Yeah – expensive! It took me long until I figured why I want it – I must confess that one big reason is because I love lying on the sofa, having the TV running in the back and reading my ebooks… yes – that’s relaxing for me and much easier to do on an iPad than on the iPhone. Beside that it will save me tons of ink because I don’t need to print ebooks anymore. However, I know it is not really necessary, just a nice gadget 😉
2. iPhone 4s
(Did I say I’m a tech addict? LOL) I have the iPhone 4 so this is just luxury! I love my iPhone – as mentioned above I use it for reading, surfing the Internet, watching movies on YouTube and listing to music but also to connect with my University. Beside that it’s great to post pictures to Facebook and share my life with friends. So this is a gadget I can’t live without anymore – but I’m in love with Siri – really nice!
3. Canon G12
I have an “old” Canon 350D and it still takes fantastic pictures but when Carena was here in summer and we went on trips to take photos she had her G 10 with her and it took amazing photos. I usually carried my complete equipment with me – my camera and some lenses which I had to exchange all the time. But if you walk through the zoo for eight hours (YES, it was that long and it was FUN) it is pretty heavy to carry a big bag with lenses (thanks to my hubby here who usually don’t mind to help me!) so for all kind of snapshots and such this camera is fantastic. So if you have a camera on your wish list have a look at that one. It is not that expensive and takes nice photos without much pain. See on Amazon the photos users added – they are amazing.
4. Canon Speedlite 580
(I said I wanted to be rich to buy all this, right ;-)) I wouldn’t buy a new SLR camera – I’d get myself a flash – I think this would help my photos enormously! My biggest problem when taking photos is that light is rare. The built-in flash is OK but not good enough so that’s what would be on my list 🙂
5. iTunes gift cards
One of my favorite birthday presents or presents if someone wants to do me a favor is an iTunes gift card. I love them because I think this is the perfect gift – you can choose from an enormous library of books, music, games, programs in the MacApp store as well as audiobooks. So whenever someone asks me what I wish for birthday or christmas I say – an iTunes card!
6. MORE ebooks from Digital Photography School
If you have read my reviews about the ebooks from Digital Photography School here and here you know why I love them – they are well researched, well written and contain fantastic tips. In case you watch out for something similar – here is the list of books they have so far:
Click! Take gorgeous photos of your kids (learn more about kids photography and capture them in the right moment!)
Going Pro (if you want to make money from your Photography)
Photo Nuts and Bolts (learn more about your camera and take better photos – this ebook teaches you the fundamentals about light, lenses, focus, ISO, aperture, shutter, etc.)
Photo Nuts and Shots (tools and techniques for creative photography)
The Art of Self-Portraiture (discover how to take amazing self portraits)
The Essential Guide to Portrait Photography (take stunning portraits)
Transcending Travel (if you plan to travel and take stunning pictures – this is your guide)
7. Photoshop CS 5.5
I love Photoshop and I will always love it so yes… each new version for me please!
Ok, that’s it! 😉 I know that Santa can’t bring it all – poor Santa, lots to carry just for me! But we are allowed to dream, aren’t we? We should just never forget that not any of the gadgets mentioned above is really important – I know my family loves me and if they ever read it they most probably will try to fulfill the one or other wish I have. But really important is that we will spend christmas together with lots of love and hopefully are able to give something back to the world with our donation project.