I have been on the paleo diet for about a month now, doing amazing! I feel better, more energetic, and I lost all of the weight that I gained during the holidays at the end of 2013.
The thing I haven’t been doing so well was keeping up with this paleo recipe blog. I cook at least 5 days a week (7 days if you want to count my daily bacon and egg breakfasts.) I started putting up a few recipes, but what is a recipe without a good picture of what I’m cooking?
My iPhone does take pictures, and with great quality. The only problem is the iPhone lens is only capable of doing so much. I don’t care what everyone on Instagram says, food always looks so crappy when photographed on an iPhone or any other phone.
Late Night Camera Shopping
So after a long time of actually wanting to buy a camera, I took the plunge and bought a DSLR camera online last night…late last night. It was one of those purchases where I woke up today and saw the Amazon order confirmation page and though “Oh man..I did that?” Yes, that is what I did on my Friday night.
I have been looking into cameras for a while and have known that if I’m buying any kind of camera, it has to be a DSLR. The idea of camera buying came way before I ever even thought about this blog actually. I live in a beautiful city with so many photographic scenes and I also have wanted to start making some of my own Youtube videos, so DSLR is really the only option for both of those criteria.
I wasn’t about to spend thousands of dollars on something like a Canon 5D, so I was looking in the more budget-friendly area. The Nikons look great for shooting still photography, but there were a few downsides. If I get a Nikon, then I’m a Nikon guy. Any lenses that I buy will have to fit Nikon cameras. If I want to ever focus on making videos in LA, then I’ll have to have a Canon for the sake of interchanging lenses that others have. The video capabilities on the Canons are so much better too.
The Canon t3 is a cheaper DSLR camera than the t3i by a couple of hundred dollars, which I was extremely close to buying because of that. Then I realized the video taking would be horrible with that. The t3 is only capable of 720 filming as opposed to 1080 with the t3i. Also, there is no microphone jack on the t3, so I would have to get a nice crash course in external audio capture for video that I just don’t feel up to yet.
So there we have it. In just a few days I will have my Canon t3i with a zoom lens that I can start playing with. Hopefully, I can figure out the lighting and everything fairly quickly so I can get some nice Paleo food images up and running on the site ASAP.