I don't consider myself to be a hobbyist of any kind, but if there is on particular type of hobby that I particularly enjoy, it has to be photography. I am very passionate about photography, in fact. I do not, however, consider it to me my hobby. To me, it's more important than a hobby could ever be.
I don't take photos for the sake of taking photos or as a way to entertain myself. I take photos because it is a way to essentially freeze time in a single moment and create a visual story that can be treasured for generations.
I take photos because they tell the stories of our family. They capture the emotions of all of our most monumental family moments. From our wedding day to the birth of our first child, to our son seeing his baby sister for the first time, to first birthdays, first steps and too many other precious moments to list.
Photos are the greatest gifts you can give to yourself and to your family now and into the future. Being able to pass down all the memories you have made over an entire lifetime to those that come after you, a visual timeline of their family history, what could be more personal and special?
Photography also happens to be a very large part of my job as a blogger. I need to be able to photograph the items I am reviewing so I can tell all of you readers about the features and actually show you what it is and what it does. Seeing is believing, after all.
Everyone who knows me well knows just how passionate I am about photography and how important it is for me to have an incredible camera. My husband knows this better than anyone, and of course, he wants to make sure that I have the best. They are his moments I am capturing too.
With gifts, it is the thought that counts. My husband always puts so much thought into his gifts, and he comes up with the most wonderful ideas for me, but he is not the best shopper, especially not for surprises. He is terrible at shopping online or shopping around for the best deals, so he usually needs me to help him. He feels bad that I have to know what he is getting, but I would rather help him get the best price then overspend to surprise me.
He told me he wanted to get me, as he put it, "the ultimate camera". He had looked at some and had a few in mind that he thought I would like, but left the decision up to me. One of the ones he had selected was the Canon EOS Rebel T5i. That was incredible to me because he does not know much about cameras or any technology for that matter, and the Canon EOS Rebel T5i was the top item on my (unspoken) wish list.
I immediately blurted out that the Canon EOS Rebel T5i was exactly what I wanted. I actually almost yelled it at him, and I kinda felt bad, but I couldn't. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best selling DSLR cameras fro a reason. It makes advanced photograph easy, which is very important to me. As much as I love it, I am hardly a pro and a great camera is only great if you use it properly.
The Canon EOS Rebel T5i can capture full HD video and even has continuous autofocus while recording HD video. My old DSLR did not even take ANY video. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images, and the 3" Vari-angle touch screen makes navigation super simple, even for me.
Once I knew what I wanted, I already knew exactly where we should get it, but I shopped around online just to double check. As I assumed, the best price came from Best Buy.
Best Buy always has the best price on all the hottest gifts. The associates are friendly, knowledgeable and always ready to help answer any questions. With FREE 2-day shipping or store pickup until 6pm Wednesday, there is still time to get the best gifts at the best price from the best retailer - Best Buy.
It might be the height of the holiday season, but it may also still be "hinting season". Be sure to drop hints on all the gifts you want(like the Canon EOS Rebel T5i from Best Buy) and be sure to be extra receptive to hints that your family/friends may be leaving for you. Then, once you know what they want, head over to Best Buy(online or in store) to get everything for the best price.
There is still time to save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more. *offer valid 12/7-12/20.
Enjoy all the giving and receiving of gifts and of love, joy and peace that you are sure to experience this holiday season. From my family to you and yours, we wish you a very happy holiday and a prosperous New Year.
*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.*