Goal: Learn How to Take Photos Better


So one of the things on my list is to learn how to take better photos. I figured if I could learn how to do that, then I could also take photos of all the things I accomplish on my list. Right now, my biggest obstacle is choosing the camera I’m going to go with. On one hand we have the Canon Rebel T3 which is a digital SLR, and on the other, we have a newer technology with the Olympus PEN E-P3 which is a Compact System Camera.

Now, each one of these have their pros and cons.

Canon Rebel T3


  • Older technology – Canon is pretty reliable when it comes to SLRs
  • Cheaper
  • Lots of lens choices


  • Bulkier
  • Larger learning curve – Definitely would be a considerable step-up from my point-and-shoot

Olympus PEN E-P3


  • Compact size
  • Interchangeable lenses
  • Lower learning curve – Since these types of cameras are a step between a point-and-shoot and DSLRs, it wouldn’t take too much to learn some basic settings.
  • Similar picture quality to a DSLR


  • Newer technology – Olympus and Panasonic currently lead this technology, but there isn’t a camera that’s a basic go-to
  • More expensive – Due to being a newer technology

So those are my two choices at the moment. I’m usually a little trigger shy when it comes to making big purchases, so I may think about it a little longer, but hope to get one of these babies in my hands in the next week or two. If you were me, which choice would you make?

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One Response to Goal: Learn How to Take Photos Better

  1. I would go for Canon, as my brother who is a professional photographer has gone from a traditional camera to a D-SLR one and he likes Canon as because one – its wide range of lenses and two, it is reliable. He says what all photography books I’ve read say, that it doesn’t matter what kind of camera you go for, it’s the long-term equipment like lenses and flash light that will really help you decide and it’s also megapixels. It doesn’t have to be 36MP because even 5MP will let you print A2 posters of your photographs. Hope you decide which one you’ll buy and happy snapping 🙂

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