Hobbies, Lifestyle

happy world photo day!

La Maddalena, Italy – photo by Walter L.

August 19th has been marked as the World Photography Day since 2010 in order to celebrate the 177-year-old journey of photography.  Photography was commercially introduced in 1839, a date generally accepted as the birth year of practical photography.  Photography is a great way to showcase just about anything – current world events, emotions, different interpretations, the list goes on and on.

I am very interested in photography and just love it so much that I wanted to take it on as a hobby.  We bought this camera in the beginning of this year and I just absolutely love the one we bought.  It is very easy to use and takes fantastic pictures.  After mastering the art of photography (and honestly, with this camera, I still learn something new every time I use it!) I will move on to a more intermediate level camera.  The Canon EOS Rebel is a great beginner camera though and I would recommend it to anyone who would like to get into photography.

My cousin, Walter, is a photographer and takes AMAZING pictures.  Below are some from his Facebook collection that I stole to put on my blog, thanks Walter!  He (and my brother, Nicky) are the reasons I am so interested in learning more about photography.  I hope to be half as good as them one day.  Practice, practice, practice!!

Photo Cred: Walter L.

Warsaw, NY
unknown location
Warsaw, NY
NYC Skyline
Wildwood, NJ (Nick)
Stokes State Forest, NJ
open 2
unknown location
Hurricane Earl, 2010 (Nick)

Beginner Cameras:

Canon – EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 75-300mm Lenses
Capture vivid photos and videos with this Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR camera that features 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor that captures up to 5184 x 3456 resolution for high-quality images. The wide array of shooting modes let you optimize your shots to suit your needs.


Nikon – D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR II and 55-200mm VR II Lenses
Only at Best Buy
Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm Lenses: Capture the winning goal with burst shooting up to 5 fps (frames per second) using this DSLR camera, which offers a 24.2MP CMOS image sensor for crisp, clear photos. Capture video in 1080p for high-quality footage.


Camera Accessories:
These are all accessories we have for our camera and I just love all 3!  The cases make it so much easier for travel, instead of lugging around the huge camera case, the camera and lens can easily fit in my purse.

DSLR Camera Case by USA GEAR with Accessory Storage , Flexible Neoprene & Belt Loop – Works With Canon EOS-1D X Mark III , 80D , and Many Other DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras

Altura Photo Large Neoprene Pouch Bag for DSLR Camera Lens (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic)

3 x Membrane Canon EOS 1200D (Rebel T5) Screen Protector – Crystal Clear Screen Cover Guard Shield Film, Installation Kit

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the photos and the information helps you out on your journey to exploring the crazy world of photography!

xox jess



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