Summer is officially over, and while many of us may lament the loss of sun-filled days of leisure, the start of fall that September heralds does have its perks. For one, the back-to-school season is already in full swing by the first day of autumn, a time of year everyone can enjoy, even if you’re not a student.
Learning and education isn’t something you can simply “finish,” of course, and that’s what September, the beginning of fall, and the new school year should remind us of. A new season means new opportunities (and less distractions, because who can get anything done in the summer?) to take the rest of September by the horns and get started learning something new.
Digital photography is definitely on the “need-to-learn” list for many, though most people are turned away by the complexities of photography and the large price tag found on many quality digital cameras. The latter may be more intimidating than the former to most, since you can always learn through trial and error whereas camera prices are pretty constant, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a great deal.
September just happens to be an amazing time for sales on DSLRs (digital single reflex cameras) with the price of tons of high-quality cameras cut down significantly.
Take the Nikon D3300, as a prime example. Marked down to $429.99 from its original price-tag, the D3300 is a great beginner-level digital camera that won’t cost you a boatload of cash. Plus, the camera’s lightweight and variety of features make it a great memory-capturing tool no matter the time or place.
Same goes for Canon’s EOS Rebel SL1. Priced down to $529.99, the EOS Rebel SL1 is known as the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR. Don’t assume you lose any functionality with the camera’s small size, as the EOS Rebel SL1 takes great photos and can even film video in full HD.
But if you really want the most bang for you buck then Canon’s EOS Rebel T61 is your best bet. Paired with a EF-S 18-55mm lens, the original price for this camera was $1,199.94. Right now, though, you can save nearly $250 as the camera is selling for $949.99. Still suited for beginners, the Rebel T61 boasts more features and better photo-taking abilities than the previous models, and while you will pay more, you really can’t ignore the amount you’ll save, too.
So don’t let the end of summer get you down, enjoy the most autumn has to offer by snapping photos and honing your photography skills. Perhaps you’ll become a pro by next summer and will have to take a new hobby in fall of 2017!
Cover photo courtesy of: avielus