Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tech Upgrade: Movin' on Up!

For those of you who follow me on Twitter or know me in real life, you know how I LOATHED my Dell Inpsiron 5150. I wrote about it briefly before in a post on planned obsolescence.

Well I'm happy to report that we Love Birds have been blessed with two technological upgrades that go hand in hand and which will significantly improve the production quality of this blog (and kinda have already!):

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First, we bought an HP Pavilion g series; we've had it for nearly 6 months already, and it's improved how quickly I've been able to get posts up and is a dream! We absolutely love it and will never, ever, ever be getting a Dell again. Eventually, I'd like a Mac but for now it will do . . .

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Second, on Black Friday we ordered a Canon T2i as our family Christmas present. This had been a dream of mine as I see how awesome having a DSLR can be for not only capturing family memories (including our upcoming trip to Nigeria), but for upgrading the production quality of this blog. I admire fellow bloggers Baby Making Machine (especially how she's documented her photography journey!), Kelle Hampton and Cupcakes & Cashmere for their photos and look forward to doing the same here at Harlem Lovebirds.

If you want to make the leap into DSLRs I highly recommend just asking friends and random people you see with them as well as going to a store to play with them them (we went to B&H on Thanksgiving Day). We also found Snapsort to be awesome for side-by-side comparisons. Despite Canon having the newer model T3, the T2i beat the comparison test as well as every other camera we compared it to! 

So here's to improvement at Harlem Lovebirds and taking things to the next level!