Less than a couple of weeks ago, I finally went out and purchased my first DSLR camera. I’ve been itching to buy one for a little over a couple of years, but decided to wait until my finances were a lot better before making such a purchase. I mean, I had other things to worry about and couldn’t feel right about spending $600-900 on a camera when I had important bills to pay! So, the wait has been an anxious one, but definitely worth it!!
I picked up one of the “budget” DSLR cameras that just came out this year. Specifically, I chose the Canon Rebel T3. Now, to be honest, I really wanted to purchase a Nikon camera mainly because I’ve owned a few point-and-shoot Nikon cameras and I always viewed them to be of great quality. Unfortunately, Canon had the best deal at BEST BUY and it swayed me over to that side. I managed to find a deal on the BEST BUY website that allowed me to get the camera and an extra zoom lens for only $679. It didn’t seem too shabby, right? That was a good deal for a beginner to DSLR cameras — so I jumped at it!!
Since I’v e purchased this camera, I’ve made plenty of opportunities to use it. Within a week of my purchase, the company I work for had a volunteer day so I made sure to bring it out to take snaps of my co-workers doing their volunteer work. I’ve also taken it to nearby parks to take snaps there as well…lol…AND, I just got back from a quick weekend trip to Reno for my boyfriend’s cousin’s graduation, so I definitely made use of it there.
I’ve been using the camera in its automatic mode, so I definitely still have a lot to learn about the camera. This is one of the reasons why I’m glad that I purchased the “budget” camera first. It means that I will be able to get fully acquainted and familiarized with the different functions of the camera and how I can begin to take the best pictures I can. This blog site will be used to document my photography journey and I’ll probably open up a flickr account to link with this blog as well.
- Best DSLR cameras for beginners (macworld.com)