Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Goodbye Crappy Photos. Hello Nikon 3100!

When my dad was little, he wanted a camera. So he and my Grampa sat down at the kitchen table, placed 5 Cheerios box tops and $2 in an envelope, and mailed away for a Kodak Brownie Box Camera. The hobby was born. Since then, I've never known him not to have a camera in his hand. 

At our wedding there are multiple family portraits taken where he is holding his Nikon D40. I practically had to wrestle it out of his hands when he wanted to walk in with it during announcements. It's just always been his thing.

Before heading off on our big adventure to DC, my dad decided to pass down the tradition.  I've been wanting a digital SLR for years, especially since I started A Nesting Experience a year and a half ago. Over Christmas my dad slyly asked me, which one I had my eye on and I mentioned the Nikon 3100. The day I moved to DC, my whole family visited me in Boston, and there it was: my gorgeous brand new camera!

It's no wonder the Nikon 3100 is one of Oprah's favorite things of 2010. It captures 14.2 megapixels, which means you can enlarge and print photos up to 20" x 30". It also takes HD video.

I haven't learned all the tricks yet, but hopefully I will pick up a few when we are back to Boston for a visit this weekend. If you've noticed that my photos have gotten better this last week, don't adjust your computer screen. I just have the best dad in the world.


  1. Needs to be broken in with a good old fashioned photo day!! ;)

  2. i love your dad! i love you! this just made me cry a little!