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Pictures taken with the Canon EOS Rebel SL1

I’ve never owned a digital SLR camera. I have tried to take good pictures for my blog and now that I have the Canon EOS Rebel SL1, I know I will be able to improve my skills and take better photos.

I’ve been playing around with the settings on the camera and am so impressed with all the features. I was a bit worried about not knowing how to use a DSLR, but Canon knows how to make it easy for beginners like myself. I love that this camera is small and lightweight which makes it great to have in my purse so it is always on hand. I find my pictures have more clarity and more of an ambiance to them. You may have already seen the photos and video I took at Oak Hammock Marsh, now I want to show you a few more pictures I have taken the past few days.

Red Leaves


Pine Needles


Bird Bath


Boots and Leaves


Blue Sky and Evergreen


Fall Berries






As a mom, my aim is not to become a professional photographer. My goal is to capture everyday moments that will become long lasting memories. As a blogger, I also want to be able to share nice photos with my readers. I love that the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 helps me to do just that.

My husband and some friends have been getting their hands on the camera too, it’s awesome to watch all their reactions. It’s been such a hit which is obviously no surprise to me.

If you want to learn more about this camera, or even enter to win your own Canon EOS Rebel SL1 w/ 18-55mm IS STM Lens and a Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM Lens –Total Prize MSRP: $1009.98, head over to my Capturing moments with a Canon EOS Rebel SL1 post for more details.

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  1. Those are great! Just a tad of Photoshop/Lightroom would make them even better, but as is they look awesome. I’m a professional photographer and love capturing my kids on camera. Those moments are priceless, they grow up so fast! Sometimes I almost wish I didn’t make it into a profession because I always need things ‘just right’ and don’t always capture candids. The other day we did a photoshoot in the fall leaves and they had so much fun!

    • Anastasia, Thanks for the tip! I wanted to show exactly how I took the photos with no edits for the purpose of the post, but I also know I have a lot of things to learn yet. I’m having fun playing with the features :)

  2. thomas rusinak says:

    i do not have a good camera at present….Sure would be nice!

  3. The pictures are fantastic. Clearly a great and versatile camera. SO many different types of pictures and they all turned out great!

  4. Your pictures are so clear and detailed its amazing! Having a good camera really does make a difference when taking pictures!

  5. Doris Calvert says:

    love the picture of the spruce trees! feels like I am there looking at them!

  6. What amazing shots…sigh would love this camera

  7. Mary Dailey says:

    Great photos! Wish I had one too!

  8. Lovely pictures to cherish!

  9. Ahhh! Beautiful shots! YOu have a great eye and a wonderful camera :)

  10. Melinda L. says:

    Awesome fall photos, definitely keepers :)

  11. Brenda Penton says:

    Beautiful pictures! Wow, everything looks so clear!

  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    what fantastic photos, I have got to win this camera then there’s a chance I can take such wonderful photos of my grandchildren too. Thank you so much for sharing the

  13. Teresa Claire says:

    Wonderful pictures Jodi and the girls look so angelic! This new camera seems to be effortless when it comes to focusing in on a subject like the bird bath. It shows the wear to the edges perfectly. BTW…thank you so much for this giveaway!

  14. Debbie White Beattie says:

    My husband loves taking pictures of anything outdoors, animals, bugs or plant life. I would love to win a camera that can take the quality of pictures you’ve shown on this page.

  15. These pictures are so good. The detail and colours are amazing. Do you know what the red berries are? We saw similar berries while visiting Alberta this summer. Just curious as to what they were. Thanks

  16. Wow, your pictures look great! I’d love to try this camera.

  17. Nena Sinclair says:

    Love the pics! I need a good camera like this!

  18. I love how bright the colors are in the photos. All the pictures are beautiful.

  19. stacey dempsey says:

    the pictures are great all very clear and bright

  20. Tamara Davidson says:

    I love the pictures! Thank you for sharing! I would love to win the camera so I can take great photos too!

  21. A good camera can really make the difference between a good photo and a great photo. Those are some awesome shots! BTW I thought your pics were just fine before but they’ll be awesome now! Keep practicing I can’t wait to see how you improve!

  22. Fantastic pictures, love your shots.

  23. Love the flexibility this camera gives you. ANd the zoom lens is incredible! It is nice to see that the camera does as great a job with landscape pics as it does with pics of your kids :)

  24. Beautiful photos!

  25. Debbie Bashford says:

    That camera takes amazing pictures!

  26. Wow you really captured some great textures there!

  27. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    great pictures much better then using a phone.

  28. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    Love the pictures! This looks like an amazing camera! Love how it shows the details.

  29. Love the fall berries shot!! Beautiful depth of field :)

  30. wow those are some really great pictures!

  31. Carol Oddy says:

    Great pictures, love the pictures of your daughters! Thank you for this great contest, would love to win it!!

  32. great photos

  33. Tricia Cooper says:

    Those are great pictures Jody! I especially love the ones of your daughters. Just think of all the fun you’re going to have as you learn more about taking pictures with this camera!

  34. awesome

  35. Tanya MacPherson says:

    <3 <3 <3

  36. Love the contrast of the red leaves in sharp and the faded background!

  37. Paula huie says:

    Ooh I really would love this camera! I need to up the quality of photos for my blog! The photos you took are fantastic!

  38. love the colors . you sure do take some awesome pictures

  39. Andrea Amy says:

    Those are some really great photos, especially the two of your daughters. You have beautiful girls! Thanks for sharing :)

  40. These are wonderful pictures. All are very crisp and clear!!

  41. sandra davis says:

    love my cannon but a little out of date

  42. kristen visser says:

    omg looks so amazing! the pictures are of such great quality

  43. These are so crisp pre-edits. It would be so fun to learn with one of these cameras.

  44. I love the pics of your girls….they’re beautiful

  45. The detail is beyond amazing!

  46. sybrina westmoreland says:

    great job thanks for the work you put into your blog

  47. Love the boots and leaves shot. These are great pics.

  48. Anna Johnson says:

    Would love a “real” camera like this that takes beautiful pictures, not just my phone!

  49. Caryn Coates says:

    Thank You so much for sharing. These pictures are so beautiful.

  50. rebeka deleon says:

    i love to take pictures and i don’t even own a digital camera anymore. all i can do is take pics with my phone which are not great for printing out! i have always wanted to own a nice camera that takes great shots. love these photos.

  51. Nena Sinclair says:

    You’ve taken amazing pics with this camera! This is the kind of camera I need!

  52. Amazing photos!

  53. thomas rusinak says:

    i want to take pictures like the ones above…is it a skill or is it luck after shooting many many photos…

  54. Joan Lund says:

    Beautiful photos..the pictures are bright and colorful. I love this camera!

  55. Julia Smith says:

    Gorgeously clear photos..Canon cameras are honestly the best ones out there! :)

  56. Laura Elise Mccreery says:

    Love these shots! great camera

  57. Wow – great photos! Wonderful depth of field! Especially enjoyed seeing your two little beauties – very photogenic!
    Those berries look like rosehips to me. Here in Nova Scotia we see them on the wild rose bushes.

  58. Wow!! Awesome photos!!

  59. Thanks for sharing some real natural nature shots and sweet family memories too! ( Nice smile, nice teeth! )

  60. Paula huie says:

    They say its not the camera that takes beautiful photos its the photographers eye! These are some fantastic photos! I’d love to increase the quality of my blog photos with this camera! No more iPhone photos! Lol

  61. Michael Hurst says:

    Cool camera be fun to win

  62. Love Love Love Boots and Leaves

  63. jennifer S says:

    Great close up shots!

  64. Love the shot with the boots!

  65. I have had the worst luck with cameras through the years and woud love to give this one a try.. Please with the new baby on the way this would be perfect… love love the boots and leaves! Thanks for this giveaway

  66. Kayla Balko says:

    Great pictures!! Would love to see the videos it takes, probably just as awesome as the pictures :)

  67. Heather Bush says:

    you got some amazing shots! WTG!

  68. these pics are awesome

  69. Kimberly B says:

    Amazing Shots! I miss my Canon camera :(

  70. Marcia Moan says:

    I am the worse picture taker in the world, maybe I can learn with one of these

  71. love how great the macro is!

  72. Simone Duerksen says:

    Great pictures! You’re a pro :)

  73. katy emanuel says:

    Great pictures, I love how sharp the images are

  74. Aimee Geroux says:

    Love the pictures, great shots, great quality :)

  75. Great photos. Excellent quality for sure!

  76. rose langill says:

    love the pics

  77. hello! I’m from pakistan, my big big big wish to have a dslr camera of canon. my family doesnt afford it to buy this for me! m playing this giveaway. hope to win! lots of hopessss!!!!!!!!<3

  78. Awsome gift to win!! Thanks for allowing me to dream owning it!!

  79. Christy Martin says:

    Great pictures and was impressed with the video and sound quality. This would be so nice to win!

  80. Krystal Moran says:

    I so need this camera….my fingers and toes are crossed..xo

  81. these are great pictures, I would love to take some also. keep up the great work

  82. I love the Boots and Leaves photo, so cute!

  83. you have some real nice pics there

  84. Rosanne Robinson says:

    amazing pics!

  85. samantha lynn says:

    beautiful pictures!!

  86. I love the picture of the red fall berries.Maybe it’s the striking detail but it really catches my eye.Your daughters are very pretty and photogenic too.

  87. Sandra M. says:

    I don’t know is it simply perfect camera or talented photograph..or combination of both, but photos are stunning!

  88. That camera takes stunning photographs!!

  89. beautiful pictures:) very professional looking

  90. I love the clarity of the close up pictures for objects and people. The effect is professional and especially the family pictures which you will cherish.

  91. Jo Ann Moffatt says:

    Your pictures are amazing!

  92. Florence C says:

    Love the pictures. Would love to own such an amazing Camera.

  93. Lindsay Cyr says:

    Beautiful pictures! They are so clear and look professional!

  94. Michelle armstrong says:

    Great pics. Pretty girls ! Having 2 close in age is awesome.

  95. What beautiful pictures.

  96. The nature pics look like magazine shots, perfection and no editting. Your girls have beautiful eyes!!!

  97. Love the natural lighting used in your pictures – I know we can always make them ”better” in lightroom…but I like the raw, natural look of pictures.

  98. Tara Knott says:

    Awesome shots :)

  99. melissa audet says:

    I really like the leaves, red. I seek out the red leaf trees in the fall

  100. Kristy Short says:

    Great shots!

  101. Gorgeous pics!

  102. Hi,
    I just got the camera. I love your pictures!
    What lens are you using to take the pictures?
    This is my first nice camera. My daughter is having a baby
    and I want to take pictures of the baby for her. Any suggestions?
    Thank you,

    • Lynne, I use the lens that came with the camera as well as a 40mm. I played around a lot with the settings and am still learning some things – but honestly, you can use the automatic feature without the flash for amazing pictures till you learn about all the options.
      I am glad you like my pictures and I am sure you will capture amazing photos of your new grandbaby!

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