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As a mom of four, I feel like I’ve carried a camera of sort in my hand every moment for the last 26 years. Way back when my oldest was a baby, it was a smaller, inexpensive camera that only okay photos, but I wanted to capture every single moment so I got the best I could, which wasn’t much. From the minute she was born, I was there with the camera. First smile. First cry. First steps, first everything. Like every parent, those are milestones. I remember being so sad and so upset when I learned that those first photos of her, taken in the hospital the day after she was born almost six weeks early, were gone. The camera had malfunctioned. I vowed then that it would never happen again. Such important moments would never be lost. No matter what it took, we’d always have a good camera on hand to record everything for now and for the future. And now it’s coming in handy as that oldest daughter is getting married in a few months and I am supplying photos for her wedding slideshow. I can happily say I’ve got photos of the other three kids since then, too.
Looking back on those photos, I can tell where my photography skills improved and so did my choice of camera. I love using a cell phone for pictures on the fly but a DSLR camera can do so much more. I don’t do a lot of digital manipulation, but sometimes a photobomb isn’t as funny as the photobomber thinks and you want to remove them from a photo. The ability to easily upload photos to your computer to manipulate into holiday gifts is really important to me, and for extra insurance, I also upload the photos to a photo storage site or to see them in closer detail than I can on a cell phone. Shooting raw is an option, too, with a little practice, on the DSLRs and the options you have then are far beyond what a cellphone will allow.
If you’re looking for a camera to help you retain your memories forever, Best Buy is the ultimate destination for all the latest options. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs, with exceptional photo quality and a lot of cool perks:
• Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
• Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
• Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
• The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.
Now you can save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy between 12/7/14 and 12/20/14. (Visit Best Buy to learn more.)
Add your camera wish to your Christmas list, it’s the #hintingseason! Whatever camera you end up using, get wild and just start snapping. Don’t wait for posed moments or better light or until your hair is done. Memories are fleeting and gone in a flash and no one is ever sorry later on that they have all those photos to laugh at or reminisce over. Life is short, capture all you can and the holidays are the perfect time to start creating more family and friend memories than ever! (And make sure you end up in front of the camera some, too, not just behind! Sometimes the best photos are taken by small, unskilled hands!)
Love Cannon products!
So true about capturing moments and not worrying about it being the “best” photo in the world. I do not yet know how to use the flash or take pics in really darkly lit areas, so I just turn my camera to the automatic mode and let it take the pics. That way I have those nighttime memories preserved. Documentation for memories is more important than art most of the time anyway.
I love my Canon camera! Easy to use and a very acceptable price tag.
We had it for two years now and my husband and I have both taken some amazing shots and fun videos with it. I take photos with my smart phone camera a lot as well, but whenever we photograph a project, make a tutorial or get together with friends and family we are always sure to use the Canon.
Love my camera!! and I got it at best buy too! They have a great selection.
Shop with Me Mama (Kim)
I sure have my eyes on that Canon Rebel! That would help make my pictures so much more prettier 🙂 I always try to take many pictures, but sometimes I forget! I need to get better at it!
I think my photography drastically increased when I invested in a Canon DSLR camera. Now, after seeing the features on this one, I really would like to upgrade!
Ellen That Chic Mom
I love my DSLR but I have heard great things about Canon. Best Buy is a great pace to buy tech.
I hate the Canon T3, I would LOVE to upgrade to the T5i. It’s definitely on my wish list!
I’ve probably shot over 1000 photos with my Canon. It’s such a good camera.
I have a Canon and I love it! I still need to learn all the different settings and whatnot, but it is very user friendly and I would love to take advantage of the deal at Best Buy and get this camera!
I have a T1i, and I love it. It’s a workhorse, but I am secretly hoping Santa thinks I was super nice this year and I get an upgrade!
I have always loved my Canon camera. This one looks like a nice little upgrade. Hint hint to my hubby for a Christmas present for me. Thank you for sharing!
My first husband and I were so poor we couldn’t afford a camera so I missed so many photo opps with my kids. Now, though, I have a camera permanently attached, LOL. I am getting as many shots as I can of the grand kids.
Every time I see this camera I want it more and more. One of these days I’ll bite the bullet and get it!
I’m a Nikon girl myself, but these Canon cameras look awesome. Great deal too!
Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?
This is a great looking camera. I’ve only heard good things about Canons.
I love Best Buys, they always have a great selection of just about every electronic gadget you could ever want and at great prices. We’re thinking of getting that Canon for our oldest when she graduates high school in a few months.
Audrey at Barking Mad!
We’re thinking of getting a Canon as a starter camera for our daughter. Best Buy always has such great deals and the kit prices for the Canon are always less expensive at Best Buy, than elsewhere.
I’ve always been interested in the Rebel but was always intimidated by the functions. So tough to choose the accessories as well. Thanks for the great info!