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I’m Ready to Capture Nikon MOMents

About six months ago, I purchased my very first DSLR camera. Almost overnight, my blog’s photography component went from Jennifer Lopez to Meryl Streep. Sure, I was taking better photos, but that was mainly due to the fact that I simply owned a better camera. But for the most part, I was only shooting in two settings: “Auto” and “No Flash”.

Well, what good is a DSLR camera if you don’t have the training, skills and expertise to go with it?

That’s why I’m so pleased to be working on the Nikon MOMents campaign with Mom Central Canada for the next 12 months. Today, I’m off to enjoy a full day of training, which I’m hoping will give me the confidence and knowledge to get creative with my brand new Nikon DSLR camera. So I suppose what I’m saying is… get ready for gorgeous new photography on my blog in the months to come!

Nikon D3300So, what’s my new machinery? It’s the Nikon D3300.

Creating beautiful photos and videos has never been more fun! Life is full of surprising, joyful moments—moments worth remembering. The D3300 makes it fun and easy to preserve those moments in the lifelike beauty they deserve: stunning 24.2-megapixel photos and 1080p Full HD videos with tack-sharp details, vibrant colors and softly blurred backgrounds.

With its included zoom lens, the new ultra-compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II, the D3300 is a small and light HD-SLR and easy to use, too. Like sharing photos? The D3300 photos can appear instantly on your compatible smartphone or tablet for easy sharing with the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter*!

Whether you’re creating high-resolution panoramas, adding artistic special effects or recording HD video with sound, the D3300 will bring you endless joy, excitement and memories—just like the special moments of your life.

Follow the #NikonMOMents hashtag for a great conversation about photography. Have a great day all!

42 Responses to “I’m Ready to Capture Nikon MOMents”

  1. Flora M
    June 11, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    Cool camera ! I expect to see tons of photos from you now Lena ;)
    “Kodachrome, they give us those nice bright colors
    They give us the greens of summers
    Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, oh yeah
    I got a Nikon camera, I love to take a photograph
    So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away…”
    :)

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

      I will aim to impress you Flora :) xo

  2. Anne Taylor
    June 11, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    My eldest daughter, who is an alround artist would love this camera! Thanks for the review!

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

      Stay tuned for more Anne!

  3. Crystal Leier
    June 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    I am a Canon gal myself…… Can’t wait to see your photos….Have fun!!

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

      I admit this is the first time I’ve used a Nikon, but so far I’m loving it!

  4. MrDisco
    June 11, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    That’s a fun little camera right dem der.

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

      YES it is!

  5. Yuen C
    June 11, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    So lucky that you get to go on training.

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

      I know – honestly, that’s the best part!!

  6. Judy C (Judy Cowan)
    June 11, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

    Okay can I say that I am a little jealous! Would love a new camera but it is not in the budget right now. Good luck on the training!

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

      Thanks Judy, it was so very helpful!

  7. Chandra Christine O'Connor
    June 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    im envious I have been wanting a good camera for a long time but they are just too expensive

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

      They can get expensive, but honestly, they are SO worth the investment!

  8. Nena Sinclair
    June 12, 2014 at 2:51 am #

    I really need a good camera and I love the Nikon D3300! I would love to have one…and the skills to use it properly!

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

      That’s the most important thing – having the proper skills!

  9. Brenda Penton
    June 12, 2014 at 5:36 am #

    I have the D3200. I love it. Still learning how to use it, it is quite daunting lol.

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

      I recommend a quick training course – it’s invaluable!

  10. marissa
    June 12, 2014 at 9:47 am #

    Great camera and looking forward to seeing some gorgeous pictures soon!

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

      Thanks Marissa!

  11. Lisa
    June 12, 2014 at 10:25 am #

    I can only imagine how drool-worthy all of your yummy kitchen creations will look when you photograph them with this baby!! Looking forward to seeing your pics. :)

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

      Hahaha I’m trying Lisa! Good luck to you too!

  12. MrDisco
    June 13, 2014 at 1:08 am #

    I do like the grip on this body for smaller hands

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

      Yep, it’s a great camera!

  13. JaimeeM
    June 13, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    Omg, I dream of having a camera that beautiful!

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

      It is such a pleasure to use :)

  14. Victoria Ess
    June 13, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

    I’m coveting this!

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

      I recommend it wholeheartedly :)

  15. JaimeeM
    June 15, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    still want.

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

      :) I think you need to look into it!

  16. Melinda L.
    June 15, 2014 at 5:35 pm #

    Looks like an awesome camera! Drooling over this.

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

      It is very awesome!

  17. Chandra Christine O'Connor
    June 18, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    i had a couple of black gift cards and i got one of those mini instant cameras with them. not near as good as one of these but i am determined to win one , and not buy one.

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

      I think you have pretty good luck, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

  18. Rick F
    June 21, 2014 at 8:37 am #

    I have a Canon DSLR. Still tyring to figure it out. lol

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

      Yup, training is SO important!

  19. Nicky
    June 22, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    wow, i would so love this camera! way better than my old point and shoot that gives me grainy pics!

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

      Ugh, I feel your pain! Love my new camera :)

  20. Stephanie LaPlante
    June 27, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    This is the kind of camera I’d love to own.

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

      I truly recommend it :)

  21. sarah sar
    July 1, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

    I have always wanted a Nikon but they’re soooooo expensive. One day I will save up!

    • Lena
      July 21, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

      Save up! So worth the investment!

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