Turns out I’m a Nikon girl

Do you remember this post, where I listed 26 things I wanted to do at 26? Well I’m pleased to report that I can cross one of those items off, as from this morning I am the proud owner of a DSLR! Yay!

I’d been thinking about upgrading my point & shoot for a while now and looking at beautiful images from other blogs was the push I needed. So I asked around and did a lot of research, {meaning I watched a whole lotta youtube videos} before narrowing my choices to the Nikon D3100 and the Canon 550d, (Otherwise known as the Rebel T2i.) Both are fantastic entry level cameras; but the Nikon felt more comfortable in my hand, plus it had a guide mode {essential for a photography newbie like me} and it was over £100 cheaper. Sold!

I also picked up a ‘nifty fifty,’ otherwise known as a 50mm 1.8 lens. I saved some money by purchasing the cheaper manual version rather than automatic focus, but hopefully with some practice I’ll master the technique. Here are the first shots I’ve taken with it,  so far I’m pretty impressed…

Rain on window pane

I have lots to learn and am going to attend a course with my mum in the new year, to help me along, I can’t wait.

The only thing I need now is a decent camera bag, I quite fancy one which doubles as a handbag, maybe some sort of leather satchel?

If you have any suggestions for bags or kit I’d love to hear about them. xo, Hannah

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