So…I have some exciting news! I know I have been a bit MIA here on the blog over the last few days and that’s because I haveexploring our new dslr camera been busy exploring our new DSLR camera! We are the proud new owners of our very first fancy camera and, to be quite honest, I don’t feel worthy. Isn’t she pretty though?!

While I will always be impressed with the juice behind my trusty iPhone camera (and will undoubtedly continue to use it from time to time) I have been feeling the need for an upgrade over the last few weeks and thought it was only fair to you all that I try to keep up with the big blog dogs and produce beautiful, high quality images. When it comes to the blogs that I follow daily, I have always been drawn to ones with beautiful photos. After all, a picture’s worth a thousand words, right?! Content is so important but sometimes if you only have a few moments to peruse (or maybe just don’t feel like reading…because, come on, sometimes you just don’t) scrolling through all of those beautiful photos can really just do it for you. (Check out some of my favorites like: Jenny over at Little Green Notebook, Emily A. Clark, John & Sherry of Young House Love and Dana’s House*Tweaking…talk about some serious eye candy!) Thanks to the 35mm camera getting good quality image will never be a problem again. 

I did a lot of research on beginner DSLR cameras, found a great deal on this used Canon Rebel Xsi on Amazon, and finally decided to bite the bullet and purchase it. I can’t tell you how exciting it has been to test things out around the house over the last few days. It doesn’t hurt that I have a major supermodel at my disposal…

exploring our new dslr camera

exploring our new dslr camera

exploring our new dslr cameraI really hope all of this attention doesn’t go to his head…

Of course, I’m getting a bit ahead of myself here. If any of you are as unfamiliar with these kinds of cameras as I am, you know that it can get a bit overwhelming. Apertures, exposures and megapixels, OH MY! I’ll admit, it’s all a bit Greek to me at the moment but the agreement that I made with myself when I forked over the big bucks for this baby was that I would take the time and classes necessary to learn all of the ins and outs to really get the most for my money. I can’t wait to update you on my progress and take my images to another level along the way!

Are you familiar with DSLR cameras? Any tips and pointers for us as we learn the ropes?