Wednesday, 24 July 2013

SUMMER PARTIES & CAMERAS

Each year the company I work for hold a massive summer party to get everyone together for a day of sunshine, fun activities and best of all... food! As I only started working at Boden just under a year ago in September, this year was my first one. It was held at the lovely Knebworth house, which is surrounded by beautiful countryside - it was so great to have a day out of London! Socialising with my work colleagues outside of the office was nice and it was fun to explore the grounds of Knebworth!

As it was so hot I decided to wear a pair of shorts and a cropped vest top, which I picked up in Notting Hill a few months ago.  



















































CROPPED TOP: BOUTIQUE IN NOTTING HILL
SHORTS: ROKIT VINTAGE
BACKPACK: ASOS
BROGUES: OFFICE




Enough about my outfit, "blah blah blah", whilst I have you here I'd like your opinion - it's my birthday in September and I was thinking about asking for a new camera from my parents. I currently have a Nikon D40, (I don't use it to take my blog photos though), but I'm not majorly fond of it and it isn't compatible with all lenses so I wanted to upgrade to something else... cos I really do miss taking photos since graduating from University. 

I guess the first hurdle then, is to decide whether or not to stick with Nikon or switch to Canon... I've been looking on the Jessops website this evening and I really like the look of the Nikon D3200. It's still within my budget but will give me more scope to experiment with different lenses and has some extra features etc... just food for thought! 



Whatever camera I choose, I want to be able to use it for a variety of different purposes; street style, blogging, photoshoots, holidays, gifts for friends and family... For Christmas presents this year, (yes, I'm already excited about Christmas), I really love the idea of giving things that I've made, so maybe a scrap book of good times or a framed photograph I've taken. I could even do personalised cards! I'd like to get some canvas prints done for my flat to!  

Sorry, I'm rambling now, it's been a long day at work and alas I am still in the office! I was just wondering what cameras and lenses you guys would recommend? :)
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  1. Your choice of camera depends on your budget. A camera with high ISO will allow you to shoot in darker environments without the need for a flash, but those tend to be more expensive. What really matters are the lenses, so perhaps invest in a 50mm f1.8, which is a relatively affordable and reliable lens.

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    1. Thanks for your help Joseph, I gathered as I wont be able to afford anything too fancy I may just have to play around with lenses... I definitely think I'll benefit from upgrading from the D40 though!

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  2. Sounds like a lovely day, nice outfit x

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  3. Howdy would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using? I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a tough time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. P.S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

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