Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Upgrading To A DSLR Camera

Well, Xenia has decided to take the plunge and get a DSLR camera.  I never thought I would do it, but since I have become a serious blogger I really want to be able to take a lot of my own photographs.  I have a really good digital camera by Olympus that does take pretty decent pictures, but I want to take better pictures.  I want my photos to be sharper and clearer.  I want colors to jump out at me when I look at my photos.  

The photos here represents the camera that I ordered from Amazon.  It wasn't too expensive as DSLR cameras go.  Since it is my first DSLR camera I didn't want to spend a ton of money.  I purchased the EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens and EOS HD Movie Mode by Canon.  Amazon had the best price on it as far as I could tell doing my research.  As I learn how to use this camera I can add other accessories such as lenses.  This camera is highly recommended for those making the switch to DSLR for the first time. 

In March I am taking a one day class on basic photography for bloggers.  The class does offer each student the use of a DSLR camera if you need to borrow one, but it is better to come with your own.  I want to learn on a camera that I already own.  I am very excited about the class.  I am not looking to make photography a second career, but I am a creative person so sharpening my photography skills is right up my alley.  I know that I will have a lot of fun with it; especially during the warmer seasons.

Do you have a DSLR camera?  If so what kind do you have?



Sabrina @ loulousucre said...

I hope you enjoy it--can't wait to see your photos.

Anonymous said...

You will love your dslr. I use a nikon d800. Its something for my photog business. but just a word of advice. you dont have to rush to upgrade. if your camera is the bracelet, lenses are the charms. they are what make those pics. invest in good glass. the 50mm is a really great (cheap) lens to get. you'll also love the 24-70mm which is a bit pricier but it is well worth it. looking forward to seeing your work.

Collar City Brownstone said...

Thank you for all the great advice Michelle. I enjoyed looking at your work and you are inspiring me a great deal.