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Snow days and good cameras

I’ve been trying more lately to take more photos with my “good” camera (my dSLR).  I’m sure you’re familiar with the phrase “the best camera is the one in your pocket” and while I appreciate the sentiment and understand what it means, I’ll always argue the best camera is the BEST camera.

I let myself slip in to the habit of only using my phone camera.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love love love my phone camera.  And as far as phone cameras go, it’s a really good camera.  But.  It’s not better than my dSLR.  And I dare say it will never take better quality photos than my dSLR (at least not in the near future).

So I’m consciously picking up the high-quality camera more and consciously photographing our Every day lives more.  Because it matters to me.  And it is 100% worth the effort.  I’ll never regret taking 2 extra minutes to get the good camera out.

As a tip, I leave my camera out on my desk.  My kids know not to touch it and surprisingly it’s one of the few things they actually obey.

My challenge to you. If you have a dSLR, dust it off and get it out.  Put it on your counter or somewhere you’ll see it often.  And make a little extra effort to document the every day lives of your family using not just your phone, but your nice camera sometimes.  I am positive you won’t regret it.

And now for some snow pics.  Because it’s January.  And it’s cold.  And it’s snowing in Utah more than it has in years past.  If it has to be cold, it might as well be snowing!

I took all of these with my Canon 5D Mark II with a 70-200mm lens.  And I took them from my door because it’s cold outside and I don’t do cold very well.  Total cold baby.

Wishing you knew how to use your dSLR a little better??  THIS is where you can learn and a perfect place to go if you want to take better photos with your dSLR AND your phone camera.

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