So 95% of my shooting is of my 9 month old daughter. I've been learning and shooting a lot with my XSi for over a year now. My workhorse setup has been with a Sigma 30 1.4 and 2 off camera speedlites.
My photos have gotten better and better and I'm now delving into CS5 and learning how to touch up my photos.
here is an example of some of the early shots of my daughter I was taking,
which is still indicative of the shots I'm taking now. Just need to get some of the more recent ones through post processing.
Now that I'm becoming more serious about the hobby, I'm trying to figure out what the best path is to take my photos to the next level and keep learning, but I'm on a tight budget.
#1 Go Full Frame. If I sell off my old body I should have enough funds to get a 5d classic and a 50 1.4. (or a 85 1.8 and 50 1.8) which I've been lusting after to try full frame.
#2 Upgrade Lighting. If I keep my XSi, I would have about $800 to spend on lighting and/or lenses, For lighting I'm thinking this would be a combination of stands, backgrounds, reflectors, diffusers, since I'm not sure how much I'd use a studio strobe in a small house?
#3 Upgrade glass. Not sure what else I would get since the 50mm is often too tight in my small house, and I use f 2.0 - 2.5 ALL the time so the 17-55 2.8 isn't really all that tempting to me. I guess maybe the 60mm macro may be fun or a wide angle lens, just not sure how much I would use them.