Wednesday, December 3, 2014

My New Canon Rebel T3i!

All images unedited.
Well, hi there. So I made a big decision! I decided to buy a Canon Rebel T3i! It arrived today! When did all this come about? 

Well, I have always wanted a DSLR but was concerned that I wouldn't be able to afford one. I had always thought that it was just a little dream of mine that would probably never come true, and I was okay with that. I simply put my wish aside and began telling myself that I have a perfectly fine camera and it was selfish of me for even thinking about spending so much money for myself. 
But something changed all of that. 

One day after I was done babysitting, my mom told me that a photographer had given me money for a camera fund so my little ol' wish could actually come true. I became very determined to earn the money I needed to get a DSLR camera. After forlornly searching the internet for cameras for beginners, I was so confused. Thankfully after watching tons of youtube videos and reading many articles concerning which camera to get, I narrowed it down to a Canon Rebel. I thought I had it all figured out...until I noticed that there were so many different generations to choose from. There's the T2i, T2, T3i, T3, T4i, T4, T5i, T5 and I think there's more too! 

Then I asked for some advice. Thanks to Rachelle and Maiya, I finally decided that the T3i would be the wisest investment. My camera fund slowly grew and grew and before I knew it I had almost enough money to buy it and would have the total amount by Thanksgiving. My mom and I looked at tons of electronic stores and couldn't find it for a decent price. We searched online and thought we found a great deal.

 Sadly, it was all a scam. The seller never sent the camera to us. We tried to contact the seller, but he didn't reply to any of our messages. I was heartbroken. After coming so close to getting it for a good deal and then finding out that it was all a scam was absolutely awful. Luckily, we got a refund and started looking elsewhere for a good price. All my hope was slowly slipping away. I thought that all this happened for a reason, and God had something better in store for me. 

My mom found a great deal this Thanksgiving for the camera online. I woke up at 4 or 5 in the morning and saw that it was officially on sale. It came with two lens, a camera bag, the camera, battery, batter charger, etc. Before it was on sale it was $899. When I bought on sale it was $400 off! I tried to be patient but this week felt like a month as the day of delivery inched closer and closer. Then it came today! Even though I don't really know how to use it yet, it still takes amazing photos! I looovvvee it! All the photos above are unedited so you all can see how well this camera works. I've been taking pictures non-stop today! ;) Thanks for reading!

P.S. I did a vintage photoshoot with my new camera of my sister. Check out her blog to see what it looks like: http://queen-anneslace.blogspot.com/2014/12/phantom-of-operachristines-dress.html

39 comments:

  1. Wow, those pictures are amazing, Eve!

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  2. Yayyyy! New cameras are the best. I can't wait to see more pictures!

    xoxo

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  3. I was looking to get a canon T3i, and this post made me even more convinced. What lens did you get in the package?

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    1. It's such an amazing camera! My camera came with a standard lens, 18-55mm.

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  4. YYYYAAAAYYYYYY!!!!! I'm so happy for you!

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    1. I totally understand about the patience part! I was selling a Canon lens to get money to buy my dslr this past spring/summer. It took 4 months and that felt like ETERNITY! But God blessed me with a great deal, and I was able to go and buy the very camera I wanted that same day. God is SO good:)

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  5. Great photos! They're great. Getting a DSLR is amazing, isn't it?

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  6. That's so exciting! You're photos are amazing. I got my DLSR only a little while ago. I couldn't believe I was really getting it. Your first photos are much better than mine.
    What lenses do you have? Are they good?

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    1. Thank you, Sophie! Awesome! I have an 18-55mm lens. I really like it. :)

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  7. Beautiful pictures!
    Would it be wrong to say I am incredibly jealous?

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  8. Congratulations! Beautiful photos~

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  9. Wow! Lovely photos! Being scammed on your dream item would be horrible! But glad you got it in the end. I'm planning on buying myself one sometime around Christmas :-)

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    1. Thank you, Cory! It was! I was so sad! I'm so thankful that it all worked out. :) It's an awesome camera, and I bet you'll absolutely love it!

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  10. These pictures are so beautiful for being unedited, however even though your camera is so amazing, it also has to take an amazing photographer to take them!
    -Lauren <3

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    1. Thank you so much! That's so nice of you to say! <3

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  11. Stunning pictures Eve!!! I'm so happy for you, I know how much you wanted that camera!!! Yayyy!! :)

    Hugs

    ~Maiya~

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    1. Thanks! Thank you for helping me out, Maiya! :)

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  12. oh my goodness!!! congratulations!! i can't even imagine how exited you must be, i would be OVER THE MOON, especial after that scam :( and then the awesome sale :D. what a blessing! my ultimate photography dream is to one day have a dslr of my own, too. these are awesome, unedited pictures, and the lace dress shoot was so magical too.
    well, all this will surely make for a wonderful december, right? :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so excited to try and capture the holiday season! :)

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  13. It's amazing how good pictures look when you take them with a new camera (: at least for me, anyway. You are a wonderful photographer. Congratulations on the accomplishment!!

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  14. Oh, and btw, I just saw your "kindred spirits" Love that. I hope it's okay if I steal the wording ;)

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    1. Totally fine. I actually found it on someone elses website and thought it was such a cute idea. :)

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  15. Yes! I'm sooo happy for you! You are really going to love the t3i! I got the same one, and it's perfect! What kind of lenses do you have?

    ~Katrina
    trinasadventuresandsuch.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Katrina! I love it! I us an 18-55mm lens.

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  16. Beautiful photos!! ahhh cameras. I have learned to use my little one real well and get pretty good ones! :D (I don't' usually every edit them) I don't have time. ;) I'm glad you found the one you like! :D

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  17. Hey, Eve! I came across your blog just now and was stopped by your post title, 'cause I just ordered a T3i earlier today! :D (It's my first 'real' camera.) I'm so excited! Really nice pictures, it was so reassuring to read this post, there sure are a lot of Canon Rebels out there to choose from. :/

    xx

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    1. Hi! How awesome! You are going to love it! It's such an amazing camera. :)

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  18. Great photos Eve! You sure got a great camera? Btw, I saw you took a photo of the book 'Reached' by Ally Condie. Have you read it? What do you think about the series? :)

    Sammie
    sammiethestargirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I love the series! It's definitely one of my favorite book trilogies!

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