New In | Canon EOS Rebel T5

Sorry I haven't been around much this last week; I really needed to get my schedules in order and figure out how I want to progress this year. School started up again and work got very crazy so blogging was put on the back burner for a moment. I finally made a huge decision around Thursday and decided that I was going to purchase my first very own DSLR Camera. I've been truly and honestly thinking about this for the last two years now and I thought it was time to invest and treat myself. I think that after all the chaos in our lives we need something creative and whimsical to fall back on when the going gets tough. I'm not very artsy but I've always really loved photography and writing. I know my blog isn't much but it's a safe haven and it allows me to have somewhere to be creative and different. 

After quite a lot of research and price justification I decided on the Canon EOS Rebel T5. This camera comes with a 18-55mm IS Lens and to be frank I'm still trying to figure it out. I am definitely not trained in using DSLR cameras and I'm really just learning the ropes but I think it's something that's truly exciting and will be fun to progress with. I wanted to ask any of you for tips and tricks and links to any helpful posts on DSLR cameras. I would absolutely love to hear how you went about learning how to take better photographs and what tools I should think about, etc. etc. I'm really excited to start producing better quality photos and love that I now have my own camera to document my life with. I'm carrying this baby with me just about anywhere because you never know when the right moment might present itself. Wish me luck on this new journey and please I'm open to any and all suggestions. 


  1. Congrats! I'm going to buy myself a new camera too! I was wondering if you have any suggestions? :-)


  2. Looking forward to even better photos from you! I think the best thing I did when I first got my DSLR was to sit down and truly understand the way focal length, aperture, ISO and shutter speed work together to affect how much light is allowed into the lens/photo.

    Good luck!


  3. This sounds like a great camera but I think I would be useless with it. I've got a mirrorless camera from sony and I'm still not using it to it's full potential x

    Beauty with charm

  4. What a stunning camera Stefanie! Thanks for your adorable comment Miss! My gym clothes come from H&M and Forever 21 mainly, I buy them on their e-shop.

    Have an amazing weekend!




  5. Lovely new camera there. I love my Canon!! I had no clue about how to use a DSLR myself when I got it but after several searches on Google around the main functions and lots of sessions just trying stuff out I seem to be getting to grips with it now. Good luck and enjoy! xx


  6. Such a beautiful camera! I've been thinking of buying a DSLR so you'll have to keep me posted on what you think of it :) x

    Lizzie // xBeautyMagic // YouTube

  7. I'm sure there are loads and loads of tutorials with tips and tricks to help you out! I got a bridge camera for Christmas and I still need to properly work out how to use it!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty Blog

  8. I've heard so much about these cameras! They take such beautiful pictures xxx

    She Will Be

  9. Oh looks like a great camera!


  10. Congrats on the new camera! You'll love it.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  11. Charlotte GreenhalghJanuary 17, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Oh yay for the new camera :) I used to find the creative auto a good first start with the camera before moving on to the manual settings :) Definitely do a google search as they will have some great tutorials :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

  12. Aw, a DSLR is such a good investment for a blogger! My tip is just to get to grips with the manual mode buy finding tutorials online. At first your photos might not come out well, but with practice and as you start to understand aperture, shutter speed etc. you'll notice that the quality of your photos will sky rocket. From your blog it's clear that you are already good at composing your picture, you clearly have an eye for it, so once you get to grips with the settings your photos will look great!!


  13. Oh, this looks like a wonderful camera! ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

  14. This looks fab, enjoy, you'll soon know what all the buttons do, I also have a Canon! :)

    alice xo | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

  15. Awesome! Can't wait to see all the photos! xx

  16. Can't wait to see what you capture on this beauty! Enjoy experimenting xx

    Love and Marmalade

  17. That's really great! Looking forward to seeing your photos. That's a really good camera! I use Nikon so feel free to come to my blog and look at my photo feed which will hopefully inspire you a little (I'm an amateur photographer as well) Xxx


  18. perfect choice sweety! well done :)

    Kiss from Italy
    Check it out my new post :http://honeyandcotton.org/new-trends-springsummer-2015/

  19. Nice camera!


  20. I think if I were to purchase a DSLR in the future it would be a Cannon as they seem to be easier to use. I have a Nikon DSLR, and I have to say that I honestly haven't played around with the features too much. The only thing I change is to take it off of "Auto" and switch it to the "No Flash" setting, but that's pretty much how to take a photo 101 so I'm sure you already do that-haha I really wish I could learn more about my camera though!

    Emily // ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

  21. I think it's the best dslr brand by far in my own opinion. great post! :)


  22. Canon cameras are the best! I love them! Great post btw, I followed you on Bloglovin :)



  23. So pretty camera!Congrats :) I'm thinking about buy one too but i don't know which one and what lenses...I'm looking forward for a new post about how it's going with the new camera ^_^


  24. I've had my DSLR for around 18 months and I'm still learning how to use it! I quite enjoy reading a blog Click It Up A Notch http://clickitupanotch.com for photography tips. Good luck.
    Rubi | The Den | http://www.the-den.blogspot.com

  25. These camera looks and sounds so dreamy :) Excited to see how your photos are going to develop from getting one, I'm quite a novice when it comes to cameras and have a point and shoot one but I love photography and think you can always tell when someone uses a DSLR :)
    Love Holly x


  26. Looks like a great camera! :) I have the EOS M and I love it!


  27. Uh I want a new camera so bad. So bored with my one now, even though I only got it last year... haha. Looks amazing xx

  28. Nice! I just bought a new camera but it was a Nikon! I was torn between getting this model or the one I bought.

    A whole lot of serendipity

  29. Congrats on your new camera! I recently bought the Canon 600D/T3i and I love it so much! Best decision of my life.

    Nhi | Miss Blushaholic

  30. Yay for Canon! I got myself 650d a good month ago and I love it. Can't wait to get a 50mm lens and then I'm in heaven! :D

    Lucija xx

  31. I have CANON 600D and it is awesome.I am still learning how to use it properly, but it is great to own a DSLR camera.Congrats!

  32. Obrigado pela dica apos ler pesquisei e comprei a minha no site do extra por R$2460,00 e chegou em 4 dias tudo certinho, também comprei la a lente 50mm 1.8 por R$460,00. Canon t5i uso para gravar o canal https://youtu.be/e2_dZa2llsg


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