Last christmas I made myself a big present in the form of a Canon EOS 450D DSLR. My main intention was to have a good tool to make photos of my rats and of people on the Wave-Gotik-Treffen. However, it also turned out to be a great excuse to get my ass off the couch. Some of the results can be seen in my Short Trips gallery. It also turned out to be way more expensive than I hoped as there are so many interesting or even necessary gadgets to make even better photos. But it's also more fun than expected.