What a Difference!

photography using dslr camera

photography using dslr camera

I can’t believe how much of a difference it makes! Actually, I can believe it, but I always forget how much more phenomenal pictures are with a real, quality camera instead of my cell phone. It’s remarkable to be able to get some very nice photos using my iPhone, but unless you have really good lighting, they end up all grainy and blurry and blah. I love photography, but it’s easy to find yourself disappointed when you look at what you’ve shot and feel like you’re not any good at capturing what you had thought you would.

Yesterday I pulled out my hubby’s our fancy digital SLR Nikon camera (ah marriage – what’s yours is mine, right hubs?) and got all trigger happy up in here.

Why do we not use this amazing photography tool more often?!?!

The pictures I got are stunning! First there was the pumpkin patch (toddlers in a field full of gorgeously hued orange orbs on a bright, sunshiny fall day – how can you go wrong?).

toddler in a pumpkin patch photography

And then, arriving back home, I noticed a for was in our yard. Since I never have the camera handy when I see one, and happened to be out there with it all ready to go, I giddily tromped out into the lawn to snap some pictures of the deer we see so often. That’s when I bumped into a creature I don’t generally see. A large buck, well-endowed with a set of majestic/dangerous looking antlers. What a lucky (and for a moment, when we locked eyes and he stood up all powerful and on guard, worrisome) surprise!

Mule deer buck photography

Last, but certainly not least, was the original reason for pulling out the camera that day: taking photographs for a good friend so she could get some quality maternity photos with her little family and her gorgeous, lush belly, full with the wonder that is growing an entire human being inside of her body. (Stay tuned for a post coming soon about my experience of playing photographer and some things I learned, featuring more of my favourite shots from this fun new adventure!)

maternity photoshoot in water photography
Remember Alea? You can read her story of this pregnancy in two parts: Part 1 and Part 2. Doesn’t she look absolutely stunning?!


From now on, I’m going to make a much bigger effort to haul around and take out this tool that makes such a difference in capturing memories. Now is the time to preserve these intensely adorable and precious scenarios with my quickly-growing daughter. Keep an eye out, lovely people! My photos are about to get taken up a notch as I play around with photography using the fancy DSLR camera!

What do you use to capture your memories?

9 thoughts on “What a Difference!

    1. Hannah Post author

      That’s probably exactly why I never use this one. I’m trying to make more of a point of keeping it handy and ready to use and making sure to bring it with me. It’s been used a lot more lately than it has in a while, so hopefully that keeps up!

  1. ndscott2014

    I totally agree. Now, if only I knew how to actually use my DSLR camera, they’d be even that much better again!

    1. Hannah Post author

      Yes you do! Phones these days do take some decent pictures in full light, but it sure does make a powerful difference to see the same shot through a good quality camera. I’d love to see some of your pictures! Let me know when you pull out your Nikon!


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