A Digital SLR. How can anyone appreciate what you've done if you don't have a decent way to document it? DSLRs have the ability to show depth by focusing on an object and blurring the background. It also allows you to set the shutter speed and aperature opening on your own. These are things you just can't do with a point and shoot. Anyone with a DSLR who knows how to use it will tell you the same thing.
Having a DSLR can help you to take photos for items you've created that you want to sell on etsy. The right photo can sell a product or get a better sales price over a similar item with a mediocre picture.Some advisable accessories to a DSLR is a lens with an f/stop of 2 or lower. These are run pricey but if you get a fixed lens rather than an adjustable one it is MUCH cheaper. Also a bounce light is almost like magic. You know how when you take a photo with the flash it looks like crap? Well....with a bounce light it doesn't. The only downside is that it only works indoors in rooms with ceilings no higher than 15'. So it's not so great for auditorium or banquet hall shots. But unless you're a wedding photographer that doesn't happen much. Oh and a wireless remote is also invaluable! Preferably one with a 2 second delay option.
And please, if you purchase a DSLR don't make the mistake of NOT exploring the settings. Learn what f/5.6 means. Learn how to make your photos brighter. There's few things more annoying than seeing someone purchase an expensive SLR camera and using it as a point and shoot. If you use it as a point and shoot, that's the quality photo you're going to get. Explore the manual settings. Trust me, you'll never look back.
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If I didn't have kids I would design my home with this color scheme.
Now seriously, how clever is this?