My Camera". I really can't comment a lot on other cameras, as I've been using the same model for many years. Once upon a time (a LONG time ago), I had aspirations of being a professional photographer. I bought lots of books and spent a short time apprenticing under a talented photographer. I thought it was something I really wanted to do. I shot many weddings and families and eventually decided that shooting for fun was more for me. I would get way too stressed when wedding time approached, terrified that I would miss someone's special moment. Oh yeah... and then there was that one time I somehow misplaced my CF card after I shot a wedding. I eventually found it, but that is something I don't want to revisit. Like, ever.
Now to the camera part. I bought a (used) Canon 20D because of a recommendation from the photographer I was apprenticing under, and shot with it for years. If you are a youngster (you know, younger than me) you may not even know these ever existed. It's been a while. Anyway, my trusty sidekick eventually just stopped working, and my oh-so thoughtful husband found me ANOTHER used one. Guys, I have seriously been using this model for what seems like forever. I tell you this because I get a lot of emails asking what kind of camera equipment I use, and sharing is caring. It doesn't take a lot of money to get crisp/high quality photos-- the initial investment can sting, but my camera is something I use almost everyday and have been for years. I do have a very nice lens that I use: a Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 the majority of the time, but for most of my Snapshots posts and anything that isn't an outfit post or at my home, I just use the stock lens it came with.
I'm finally upgrading! This week I have a Canon 60D on its way, as well as a 35mm lens! It wasn't a suuuuper hard sell, but I know Johnny was thinking, "You have a camera that works just fine." Sometimes a girl needs to add a little fancy to her rig. Really though, I'm excited for a nice, light(er)weight lens that allows me to carry my camera in my purse a lot more... OH! And the video capabilities... I'm totally excited to try my hand at making pretty videos! I'll also be investing in a 50mm lens a little down the road. I use the 35mm at work (at ABM) a lot and know that I love it, so that one gets to be first.
I know this question may also come up, so I will just say that I DO use Photoshop. I truly believe it is worth the money. So, if you are on the fence about that, you have my two cents.
Thanks for letting me ramble about my camera. I seriously can't wait for the new one to arrive. I haven't bought a BRAND NEW camera since the first generation Rebel DSLRs, so it's going to feel like Christmas and Birthday all rolled up into one!