Can’t believe my baby boy is two years old!!! It feels like this second year flew by in a flash. I love getting to watch him grow up and he just gets more fun as the days go on. Atticus is a little ball of energy he just goes goes goes. He is friendly as can be and doesn’t hesitate to walk right up to a group of kids (of any age) at the park and try to chat his way into their conversation. He has about 20 words in his vocabulary but has this language he speaks which is so hilarious. It is clear he is saying things so clear in his mind and uses hand gestures that show he is telling some really funny jokes or intense stories and it just cracks me up. I can’t wait till I can be in on his jokes and stories and know what he is saying because I am sure they are great! For his birthday I really wanted to do a slip n slide in Central Park but with no hoses we had to figure something out, so David rigged up a big tank of water and a hose and we were off. That morning we woke up at 5:30am and got bagels, went to the park, got croissants, and then went to the candy store and let him get candy to decorate his cake with! I got the same cake as last year from Momofuku because heaven knows I can’t bake worth crap!
If you haven’t heard yet, last week David launched his YouTube channel. We’re really excited because we get so many questions about what goes on behind the scenes here. Amongst many other topics, David is going to talk a lot about the photography behind the blog and instagram. And even when the videos aren’t photography related, he plans on sharing what gear he used in each video he makes.
One question we get all the time is how we learned and went from grainy, embarrassing iPhone photos to professional quality photography. If you haven’t been following for that long, then you really don’t realize how far we’ve come! In 2012 I invested in my first DSLR camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T3i, and it changed everything. David started taking an interested and putting a lot of effort into learning and we started to get great photos which changed a lot for us on the blog.
We’re often asked which camera we recommend but realized that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (the body that we use) isn’t for everyone. It’s definitely more advanced and expensive. So we wanted to show that you don’t have to break the bank if you want to capture beautiful moments and milestones (like birthdays) or moments like this. We actually shot this on the Canon EOS Rebel T6i, which is updated version of the EOS Rebel T3i which we originally had and are so impressed with the quality of photos.
It has a 24.2 megapixel sensor and incredibly fast autofocus which is so nice when taking pictures of quick little kids. We also love that it has built in Wi-Fi for instantly sharing images. Not even our professional EOS 5D Mark III has that. Sometimes we’ll carry the EOS Rebel T6i around in our bag just for the wifi feature so we can share images instantly without having to wait till we get home. There are so many great features on this entry level DSLR, but like an DSLR it takes a time investment and determination to learn how to use your equipment. This is a great camera to start with and as you can see, will give you nothing short of beautiful images.
With the right gear, and a little bit of knowledge (which you can hopefully learn from David along the way) you can become a great photographer!
Hope you’re having a great week! Check out David’s video below on how he made this slip n’ slide happen!