So the last time we posted anything it was after we had our family pictures taken by our cousin Kristina (who, by the way, just recetnly got accepted to the BYU Photograpy program!) Well Kristina's lovely photos (click here to see them) got us thinking that maybe we'd like to invest in a nicer camera and then spend some time trying to learn how to use it like she does. (Just to be clear, we don't ever expect to be able to take photos as great as Kristina's. She's obviously way talented.)
Then our friends Rob and Melissa came into town with their new baby girl Maya who is as cute as can be (click here to see little Maya) and they had a nice camera that took really good pitcures, too. So we figured in order to keep from coveting everyone else's nice cameras we'd have to just get our own.
So we did our taxes and took the plunge. We did our research and tried to get the best camera for the best deal. After getting advice from a lot of people and reading a ton on online reviews we settled on a Canon Rebel XS DSLR. We've both taken a few camera classes in high school and college so we wanted an SLR so that maybe at some point we can try to get really creative with it.
We're really excited about it and we've already taken a ton of photos just to try to get used to it. It's definitely different from just a normal point and shoot. We think the pictures come out really great despite the fact that we still don't know how to use it to it's full potential. Here's a few pictures that we've taken with it that we really like. Let us know what you think. And if you have any pointers for us (Kristina) please feel free to pass them on.
Nothing fancy, but we've had a lot of fun with it so far.