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My Camera

I've been talking about it a lot, so I figured I should discuss my camera situation in it's entirety.


For Christmas, I received the Nikon D3100 {It's actually a lot cheaper now than it was almost five months ago.. go snatch it up!}.I heard great things about this camera, including that it is one of the best options for a beginner. The Nikon D3100 is the perfect price considering I have a history with losing things and breaking them. Also, I couldn't even take a picture that wasn't super blurry for like three hours after I opened it. However, I spent a lot of my free time in those first few months watching and reading tutorials about how to get the most out of my camera, and I have definitely benefitted from that.

When I first got my Camera, it came with the "kit" lens. For most DSLR cameras, this is an 18-55mm lens. That simply means that the range on the lens zooms from 18 up to 55mm. Shortly after getting my camera, I realized I wanted more from my photography. This camera is really good option because it will take some wonderful shots, but as most cameras are, it's more about the lens than the body. Last week I upgraded to the Nikkor 50mm f1.8g lens, and I'm obsessed. Because the lens is 50mm, this means there is no zoom range, so basically you have to walk closer or further from your subject to zoom. It really is not that bad or inconvenient, which is something I was kind of worried about. The main selling point for me to get this lens was that the aperture is f1.8. Aperture basically {sorry if you're a camera genius and I'm getting this all wrong!} is the ability of a camera to focus more on the subject of the picture and soften the background. A lower aperture, a softer background.
  


Both of these pictures were taken at the Madewell event. A really nice thing about this new lens is that it's an easy transition from the kit lens even for someone who doesn't always know what they're doing :)

What kind of camera do you have? If you have any other questions, comment below or shoot me an email. I'll be sure to answer any and all of them! Also, I'm all ears for any suggestions and tips for my 50mm!
xoxo

4 comments

  1. I am still waiting to get my DSLR camera - still debating between a few different options!

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  2. I actually just bought the canon rebel t3i and I am such a camera newb! It's not even funny. I'm getting better but I'm still not the greatest haha I actually have been looking for a new lens because I can tell the one it came with is not the greatest. Do you use that lens for your ootds as well? Abbee Kenney
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  3. Those photos look great! I have a Canon Rebel but I don't really know how to use it well yet!!

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  4. I have a Nikon d40 from five years ago and still love it! I'm in no way a photographer and still have so much to learn, but owning a DSLR is so much fun and really changes the aspects of photography for a blogger!

    Constance || Prep Northwest

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