Lists

I am going to get the following..

So my last ‘I-want-to-buy-the-following’ list was back at the end of April: This Blog Entry. I ended up getting two out of the three things listed in that blog entry (except the FlipVideo I ended up getting was not customized with ‘LINDORK’ on it, sadly).

Now I’m back with another wishlist/want-list that hopefully I can fulfill within the next month or so.

1. Manfrotto 314B Background Kit + Sheet

What: A background screen stand for photography purposes!
Some Specs: Includes one 3 section Telescopic Pole Art. 272, lenght 112cm to 298cm, a Compact Stand Art, two Mini Spring Clamp Art and one Transporting Kit Bag. Designed to support rolls or sheets of background paper or any other background material.
Why I want this: I want to take my little photography hobby up one notch and I have wanted to have my own little backdrop area in my house for a long time but there had never been any room for it. This past summer we cleaned up a portion of our house that I think would make a great location for a background stand + sheets! The background sheets themselves aren’t too bad, I think they were about $30 last time I checked? But it’s the dratted stand that is going to cost me a lot… I just think once I get it, more photographic opportunities (as well as learning opportunities) are going to open for me and it’ll be a lot of fun!
Cost: $259.95 CAD, but I am going to see if my former photography teacher can get me a 10% discount through his company.
Website: www.vistek.ca

2. Panasonic IC Digital Voice Recorder

What: Panasonic IC Digital Voice Recorder
Specs: A built-in 3X zoom microphone targets a single voice while surround sounds are suppressed. The Voice Activated System recording begins as soon as sound is detected, which helps eliminate wasted tape space. And with a convenient USB Terminal, you can connect to your PC to save files.
Why I want this: I need an upgrade from the current voice recorder I have, which is about three years old now and I lost the original software CD, so I have to do about five extra steps to get any recordings onto my laptop, which is a big hassle! So I just chose this as my upgrade.
Cost: $129.99 CAD
Website: www.bestbuy.ca

And that’s it for now! I hope to get both of these before September is over. I thought this list was going to be a lot longer than it ended up being but I suppose it’s good that it’s not longer because I don’t think I’d have been able to afford it if it was! :D

Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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  • Kim

    Aw, I loved using the backdrop and stuff in my photography class!

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