News for Brandi Amanda

Hello all! I hope my creative and beautiful followers (shout out to all 10 of you!) have been well over the past week. Now that I am through with being sick (fingers crossed), I am excited to write about what I have had my hands into!

They say that money can’t buy you happiness…but it can buy you a really nice camera you have been eyeballing for years.


Ever since I have been interested in blogging, I have yearned for a DSLR camera to use for my photography. You know the little angel that sits on one shoulder telling you to do the right thing? Well when it comes to shopping and spending, that little angel looks just like Cody. The angel tries to reason with me about why I shouldn’t blow all of my money on things I want like dresses from boutiques, Sephora, any kind of yarn out there, and whatever else crosses my fancy.

On Saturday morning I put that little Cody angel in a bag (not literally) and listened to the devil on my other shoulder that said, “Do it! Do it! Do it!” Instead of doing breakfast with Cody like usual, I texted him that I would be over later and off to Lexington I went. I was surprised at that point he didn’t realize something was up.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m a big fan of shopping local. It just so happens that Murphy’s Camera in Lexington was the best decision I could have made in listening to that little devil (and in case you’re wondering, the little devil on my other shoulder is dressed very fashionably…hard to say no to that). Employees at Murphy’s were so helpful and friendly, I felt really good leaving the store! Or maybe I felt so good about my purchase!

I had called ahead earlier that week to put a camera on hold, since I was a couple hours away. Originally I was going to go with the Canon T5, since it was at such an awesome rate. It sat on the shelf for a couple days before I began to reconsider my choice. After asking for advice from employees at Murphy’s and doing some of my own research, I decided that the Nikon D3300 was the better choice for me, although it was slightly more expensive.

This is my first DSLR so I wanted to start off with an entry SLR camera, instead of getting straight into the fancy, upscale cameras. So far, with what little time I have had to practice shooting, I am really enjoying the D3300.  Video taking is such high quality, images have high megapixels, and are extremely clear.


I can’t wait to explore all of its capabilities! I really can’t wait to see how I can use it to improve some images on my blog!


Okay bloggers, let me hear some feedback! Do you use DSLR photography for your blog? Have any tips for this photography newbie? Leave a comment and let me know!



4 thoughts on “News for Brandi Amanda

  1. I loved this 🙂 it’s so bizarre, I very literally just bought my first DSLR yesterday! And it’s the Nikon D3300! I’m definitely a newbie when it comes to photography, but I really love the camera, the photos come out very crisp and clear! I’m excited to use it for my blog too, like you said! Let me know how you get on with it, I’m still in the “insanely excited but not quite sure how to use it” stage! x

    1. I love it so far! I can’t wait to figure out how to use it at its full potential. From all the research I did, the D3300 was the right way to go. I’ll be excited to see your photos as you go on this journey as well!
      Thanks for the follow!

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