Any day now I should be getting a check in the mail for work that I did on a friend’s book. (Did you know that Joelle and Kathy> wrote a book? Yeah. You should order one.)
The check will be enough to cover most of the cost of a new camera.
A new camera!
I’ve been dreaming of a new camera for years and now, that I’ve earned my own Chunk O’Cash, I have decided that I’m going to go ahead and finally get me one.
I enjoy taking pictures of my children immensely. Some might agree the use of the word “children” is a stretch, as pretty much every picture that I take if of my daughter, HOWEVER, that is because my boys ALL CAPS HATE for me to take their pictures. That doesn’t mean that I don’t have boxes and boxes upon boxes filled with pictures of my boys when they were younger, because I do. (Notice I didn’t say “photo albums? Because oh my God, I have 14 years of pictures in boxes! And don’t tell me that I would love scrapbooking and that I should go to a creative memories party! Because, been there, done that, have the $200 kit to prove it. And my pictures are STILL in boxes.) In fact, I’m pretty sure that I have more pictures of Andrew as a baby than I do of Gabby, if you can imagine that.
While I’m 100% certain that this little dream of mine to own a good camera is going to come true, I’m still a little torn as to which camera I am going to buy.
Nikon or Canon?
I’ve heard good things about both, but I’ve also heard a lot of negative things about Nikon. And, to be honest, I’ve not heard ONE bad thing about Canon.
However, I know people who shoot with Nikon. These people take amazing photos and they also love their Nikon’s almost as much as they love their children, I think.
I know people are pretty passionate when it comes to the old “Nikon, Canon” debate, but really, all I care about is that the camera is somewhat easy to operate, that it is reliable and that it takes pretty pictures.
I’m easy like that.
I am very excited to learn more about photography and to see what I can do with a good camera. Photography has been of interest to me since the time I took photography class in junior high and learned to develop my own film. (Oh my God, one time? I got to work in The Dark Room with this really cute boy and we were alone and oh my GOD, we totally could have made out and no one would have known, well, except for Jesus and really, knowing Jesus was watching me ruined a lot of great opportunities for me to get to some bases with some boys. *waves to Jesus*) My reasons for never pursuing photography range from “too lazy” to “OMG! That camera costs HOW MUCH?!”
However, I’m not getting any younger and I realize that “holy SHIT! My life is half over and I better start doing things that I want to do before my heart goes out on me!”
I’m going to ask for a little help from you guys. If you do own a DSLR, I’d love for you to tell me how you feel about it. What you LOVE about it, what you absolutely hate about it. I don’t really want it to turn into a Nikon/Canon debate, but I would appreciate some honest feedback to help me make my choice.
Just so you know, I’m leaning towards a Canon Rebel, so if you have one, I am REALLY interested in what you have to say.