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For some reason I’ve always had a point-and-shoot camera.  Even though they always frustrated me because the pictures I took never turned out the way I envisioned them I just stuck with it because I figured that learning how to operate a DSLR camera would just be too hard.  I’m not a professional photographer and I don’t make a living by taking photos of sunsets or landscapes.

So why the switch?

Well frankly it’s because we have a toddler and a point-and-shoot and toddler don’t mix.  My camera only takes 1.3 frames per second on the action setting, an average DSLR camera takes more than twice that amount.  That and I just so SO bitter about the way my pictures turned out on our trip to the Amazon jungle.  It was such a once-in-a-lifetime trip and my damn camera would always focus on a leaf or a branch instead of the animal I was trying to photograph.  Very few of my pictures were even worth putting in a photo book.

So I decided it was time to make the switch.  This week I purchased a Nikon D3200 camera with 3 lenses.  My friend and fellow blogger is going to show me how to use my camera to take better quality pictures.  They certainly won’t be professional quality but they might be nice enough to put on the walls in our house for guests to see.  I’m also hoping to take better travel photos for this blog and maybe years down the road, when we’re living abroad, I might be able to start generating income (or at least some readers!).

What kind of camera do you use for your everyday photography?  What do you like most and least about it?

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