My First DSLR
From humble beginnings...
My first (and current) DSLR camera is the Canon Rebel T3. With a whopping 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, this is where I got my start with photography.
It was one of the only Christmas gifts I got in 2012, rightfully so, as the bundle it was in costed $500 dollars.
By the time I got my hands on this piece of tech, there were already new editions in the Rebel EOS line that surpassed this one in performance.
None of that mattered to me anyways, I was glad to have a real camera. It came along with a standard 18-55mm kit lens, a pretty common beginners' lens, which I sold over a year ago. While this wasn't my first encounter with photography itself, this sealed the deal for me.
It was about this time after New Years and 2013 came into full swing that I was itching to get out of the house into the freezing cold to take pictures.
My first venue of choice was Rotary Park, a fairly large and popular spot a few minutes away from my house. I bundled up in layers of clothes and biked down there on an overcast and chilly day.
Shooting the whole day in full automatic mode, I walked around the various trails in awe, pointing the camera at anything that caught my eye (no wildlife if I remember, this was before I had patience.)
A Lesson Learned
Due to a memory card failure over a year ago that was totally my fault (back up all of your data!!) I no longer have those first batch of photos.
I can assure you they were nothing to be proud of, if anything they show how far I've progressed in the past few years.
Everyone Started With Something
What was your first camera? Do you still own or use it? Remember the first picture you took with it? Share it down in the comments. Thank you.