Chris got me a shmancy camera last week and I am thrilled! I am not a photographer, so this entry level Canon T3 SLR was perfect for my needs. What are my needs? Why the camera if I’m not a “photographer”? Easy, I like taking pictures and I take a lot of pictures. I am taking and uploading photos every day to go along with all of these words I write and stories I tell right here and it seemed to make sense that the projects that we do would best be documented through pictures that do them justice. In fact, I know some of you just scroll through for the pictures anyway. We put a lot of time into the work we do around here and it was time to upgrade to a camera that could better capture that work.
Like I said, I am not a photographer, so choosing a good camera to fit my needs required a little help. Read: There are SO many DSLR out there, my brain was about to explode. Thankfully, my little sister, Andi (who just won a Guru award at Photoshop World!) and my brother-in-law, Brandon, are both awesome photographers who leant me advice on a range of DSLR cameras. Brandon even came over once my camera arrived to give me a run-down on how to work my newest tool–I’m still reading and learning and re-learning every day.
I love that I can shoot wider than I could with our little Bloggie that I have used to take every picture you have seen on our blog previously. For instance, here’s a shot of our kitchen with the Bloggie and one with my new Canon camera:
Cha-ching! I am excited to be able to show you more accurately how spaces look in our home. But, that’s not all I have been using my camera for. Everyday life is another no-brainer of why I wanted to upgrade. Snapping pictures of our little Greta is definitely more rewarding: