May 29, 2009

Little Miss Picture Taker


I went through several point-and-shoot cameras before switching to an SLR.

Why did I get an SLR?
I was tired of blurry photographs. In case you didn't know, children move fast.

What is an SLR camera?
"The single-lens reflex (SLR) camera uses an automatic moving mirror system which permits the photographer to see exactly what will be captured by the film or digital imaging system, as opposed to non-SLR cameras where the view through the viewfinder could be significantly different from what was captured on film." -- from Wikipedia

Which camera do I use?
I currently use the Nikon D40. You can read about it here. I've used Nikon cameras for years based off of a friend's recommendation. I don't have anything against Canon cameras. I hear they're fantastic. Ask a Canon user, they'll suggest a Canon. Ask a Nikon user, they'll suggest a Nikon. If you're thinking about making the switch to an SLR, I'd suggest trying out several cameras in the store before throwing down your credit card.

I love my camera. I love my lenses. Photography and pictures are an important part of my life. I hope to learn more as the years go by.







12 comments:

The Rambler said...

WOW. You totally take amazing photos.

I would also like to get into photography but need the time and patience to sit down and understand what I need to do to capture what I want :)

Great job!

Kristina P. said...

Your colors are so bright and vibrant!

Karen said...

Beautiful photos! I love photography, but I will always be an amateur.

Natalie said...

Anytime you want to practice your sports photography skills, I know several boys on teams that would be happy to work with you.

Amber said...

Those pictures are beautiful! You're doing a great job!:)

I love to take pictures too, but my camera is definitely not high tech enough...

Me said...

I am so ready for an SLR. You always have great pictures. Now we know why.

Gina said...

Just found your blog through Karen and I love it. Your pictures are awesome!! :)

Lady Jane said...

I have been thinking a lot about cameras lately! Thanks for the info...your pics are amazing!!

Cindy said...

Hi,
I found you via Karen:)

Great pictures of your beautiful babies. SLR....I'll have to look into that.

Helene said...

Wow!!! Those pictures are so bright and clear!! I may have to consider checking out a different type of camera. I'm no photographer anyway but I'd love to have at least one clear pictures of each of my kids before they leave home for college.

Found your blog through Karen...I'm glad I stopped by! I'm a huge Twilight fan too! I'm gonna go check out the trailer that you posted about in your Twitter sidebar!!

Noah's Mommy said...

some fabulous photos...having a good camera...so makes a difference...you do a great job...thanks so much for coming by on my feature day on Thursday...I'm so happy you did

GP said...

awesome photographs!
I actually own a Canon T1i...and you're right that a Nikon user will always suggest a nikon camera, while a canon user will suggest a canon camera.. i guess they're a bit of rivals eh? but either way great pics!