That just sounds bad, doesn’t it?
Maybe I could spin this by saying it’s a Christmas present….to the blog. Or…hey…even to YOU! (Ok that’s really pushing it).
But I couldn’t help myself. I’ve been crushing on DSLR cameras ever since I started this blog….knowing one would drastically improve my photos. I’ve been so frustrated lately with getting bright, light photos for posting. And since it’s looking like I’m going to be around here for awhile…I felt semi-justified splurging.
The rest of the justification has been walking around with me for the last 9 months. I realllllllly wanted a nice camera for capturing all of the special moments after baby arrives.
So I bought this:
It’s not their entry-level camera, but the next level up. So hopefully it’s one that I can learn on, but don’t have to worry about out-growing it anytime soon. At least that was my justification for the more expensive option.
I’m so excited!!!
I took a photography class in highschool so I know bits and pieces about aperture, shutter speed and all that other stuff. The challenge will be trying to remember it. But luckily the Hubs is actually pretty knowledgeable about this stuff too, and even has a big ass zoom lens that I can use from his old Canon Rebel. I’ve also ear-marked camera tips that other bloggers have posted about when I run across them. So hopefully between all of those resources I can get started and on my way to better pictures.
Oh, and since we’re being honest. I may have purchased this too:
The bag. Not the girl…that would just be weird.
Because why can’t I take good pictures AND be stylish?
Plus, I obviously needed some sort of camera bag to protect my investment. So: Merry Christmas, self! May this camera be all you ever wished for and more…cuz it’s probably the last nice thing you ever get to buy for yourself. At least for the next 18 years.
Now, do tell. Do any of you have the same camera, or are you crushing on one like I was? Did anyone else take advantage of the amazing deals to buy a present for themselves this Holiday season? Has anyone ever regretted puchasing a DSLR?! I have to admit, I got the camera in the mail last week and I’ve been too intimidated to use it much…so don’t expect fantastic improvements around here immediately. It may take awhile for me to learn the ins-and-outs of it! Let’s just say my trusty point-and-shoot is always close by. For now.