Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Camera Obsession

When I first started blogging (2 1/2 years ago!), I learned what a DSLR camera was. Turned out my dad had one long before that, but I had no idea. Even then, I still thought it sounded pretty silly to buy an expensive camera to take pictures of food. Don't get me wrong, I love my food pictures, but not that much.

Even as recently as last Christmas Eric asked me if I wanted him to get me a really nice camera and I still wasn't sold. By then, I had seen the amazing photos they can produce, especially from my friend Kathy who takes amazing pictures of her kids (her real kids and her students) with her fancy camera. But I was still worried I just wouldn't want to carry around a huge camera. I think I'm pretty good at getting pictures, but a lot of that is that I ALWAYS have my camera.

Finally something clicked this summer and I was like, wait...I want to take cool jumping shots! Seriously though, I just realized that I still have a working point and shoot camera which I can continue to keep in my purse for everyday instances. That doesn't mean I can't carry an awesome camera around as much as possible for trips and random other fun. Now was as good a time as any to get one, I've worked hard all summer and I have a nice week to play with my camera in a beautiful place. So last night I bought myself the Canon Rebel T3 :)

I then immediately put Eric to work to test out my action shots...


(Don't worry, I do eventually learn how to do it without blurriness, still more to learn though!)


God, it must be fun to have me as a wife :)

This morning Eric and I went to go play golf which I happily agreed to because I knew it meant more action shots....







Plus, I like golf in the right conditions. Par 3 course, fast, beautiful place and using only the 7 iron and putter. Oh I'm sorry, is that not normal?

Also my golf game likes the camera, since I got it in on 2 shots on the hole where Eric took the picture of me. Score.

After golf I had to head to the beach to get some beach shots on the new camera.



Did I mention I love action shots?




Ah, happy vacation to me!! I don't know why I bother traveling around the world. The best places ever are definitely right in good ol' Massachusetts.

What's your new obsession this weekend?


  1. I'm obsessed with my day of nothing today - I've been looking forward to it all summer (although I'm doing laundry) - I took a 3 hour nap and loved it!

    Enjoy the new camera!

  2. Oh fun! I am glad you treated yourself to this camera. I do want one eventually, it's not something I am going to buy just yet. Luckily alot of my friends have nice camera, so I just steal their prints from them. ;)

  3. this is great to know! I still go back and forth with the "big purchase" but know I'd make tons of use out of it - food related as well as with all our adventures!

  4. YAY! I'm glad you splurged. You work hard and totally deserve it. I LOVE my DSLR and it really does take awesome pictures. Plus I have it in auto half the time and it does most of the work for me ;)

  5. Hmm, let's try this again (second comment I've written). You have a GREAT man, Kelly. I mean..he's running in place for you, pretty cool! I think I need to get this camera so I can have a reason to go play golf with Nick. He'd like that....

  6. Ronnie and I have been thinking about getting one! Keep me posted on how well it works, we need recommendations!

  7. Hooray for a fun new camera! Glad that you treated yourself and are having fun learning how to use it. I've been wanting a better camera than my little point and shoot, maybe sometime in the near future I'll get one. Looking forward to seeing more pictures!