So now I am getting really into this blog, and everything that comes with it (Instagram, Twitter), I thought it was time to up my camera game. I must be driving the Hobbit crazy as I have started taking pictures of everything ‘because it could be useful for the blog’; food, restaurants, shops, flowers, outfits, shoes, stuffed animals, olive oil. Nothing is safe.
I currently do this with my iPhone 5, which has a decent camera and is perfect for on the go, but I actually do enjoy taking pictures and thinking about the best way to do it, so I thought it was time to get a decent camera.
I asked the Hobbit for advice as he knows what he is talking about when it comes to this: he has semi-professional camera gear that I don’t dare to touch, and he is quite into it. He is more into the technicalities of the picture-taking and is patiently waiting for the perfect sunset for hours, whereas I am more about taking pictures on the go of ‘scenes’ I run into spontaneously, vibrant colors or taking pics from a different angles.
I was after a camera that wasn’t too complicated to use. I am a beginner and do not (yet 😉 ) have the ambition to do award-winning photography; taking decent pictures for this blog is what I want, so we spontaneously popped into a camera shop to have a look at what they had in store, without any intention of buying a camera.
We had our eye on the Canon EOS M3, as this is not too big or too heavy, will fit in a handbag if need be, and isn’t complicated to operate. With an adapter, it would also fit the lenses the Hobbit already has, so I could use those too if I want to in future. On paper, it was a winner already. This particular model was available at the shop. I looked at it, I held it, I tried it, I liked it, and suddenly I stepped out of the shop with a brand new camera. It was a winner indeed. The hobbit was very generous and gave me a good deal, so I am forever grateful, and now I need to get my camera game on!