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My Favourite Flower Photos & Why I Need a Better Camera

I’ve owned my basic Nikon Coolpix now for around 2 and a half years. I do love the camera, which is a basic bridge camera that is perfect for beginners. I have taken some photographs that I am rather proud of. Mainly flowers (they don’t move) and a stunning photo of The Flying Scotsman train (moves very fast) as it thundered past my house.

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There’s something quite therapeutic about photographing the cut flowers in my home and the pretty colours bursting in my garden. But I am feeling as if I am out growing my camera. Both my Mother-in-law and Father-in-law are photographers. I feel like I should make more of an effort.

How pretty is this #rose?! One of my many flowers I received for my birthday #lastyear. #flowers #roses #friends #bff #cutflowers #blogger

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I see blogs with beautiful photo’s accompanying posts, yet mine always look grainy and never quite ‘on point’. I’m sure it’s probably my fault to be honest, but I am recently feeling the need to treat myself to something new. I would like to take a step up into the world of DSLR cameras. But where on Earth do I begin? There are so many DSLR’s to choose from, it’s a minefield. I feel like I need something that is perfect for a beginner moving away from a bridge camera, but not quite ready for a £1000+ fancy-bad-boy-long-lens-chunky-monkey camera.

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Having a look online at the best budget, entry level DSLR cameras, I think I am going to go for something like the Canon EOS 100D, which is just under £400 and doesn’t seem so complicated that I need to study photography at Uni on a masters level. I’m a hobby photographer that only really takes pictures for my blog… or of flowers.

Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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