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Just like every other mom I love taking pictures of my kids. Combine that with the fact that I lived in the beautiful Arctic and I felt so limited with my point and shoot camera. Don’t get me wrong, it was functional and recorded a lot of memories. But the more tutorials I read the more I wanted a SLR camera.
I wanted to try out the different settings and techniques that my point and shoot camera didn’t offer. I must have talked about it more than I realized because for Christmas last year Shane surprised me with an awesome SLR camera that fitted my needs exactly!
He got me the Canon Rebel T5. Of course I have about a million photos from that Christmas as I learned how to use it. I really love this camera and highly recommend it to others who would consider themselves beginners as far as photography goes.
I have been having a lot of fun in the past year experimenting and trying out different settings. While I am far from professional, I have taken some really beautiful photos with this camera and even won a local photo contest.
Why do I love this camera?
- You don’t have to touch the settings. Like I said, I am far from professional. I still need a lot of help when it comes to adjusting the proper settings. But with this camera if you don’t feel confident enough yet to mess with settings, that’s okay! Let it do the work and it will do it well!
- Easy to find and adjust settings. Okay, so you’ve read some tutorials and have worked up the courage to adjust settings. It won’t be hard to find what you are looking for. This camera is a beginner’s camera. You don’t have to know a ton of photography lingo to get the settings right for a beautiful photo.
- Great size. This isn’t a huge camera. It isn’t heavy. It fits fine in my purse.
- Great price. Investing in a good camera is going to cost some money. A quick google search will reveal just how expensive it can be. This camera comes in under $400. Believe me, you will get some great photos at that price!
- Option to expand. Feel like you’ve exhausted all you can do with this camera? No problem. You can get many different types of lenses for this camera. Spend some time researching lenses and get another completely different experience with the same camera.
Do you have a camera you love? What kind is it? What do you love about it? I’d love to hear about it. What camera is on your wish list? What type of photos do you like to take?Any questions about my camera? Ask in the comments below!
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