I’ve always loved taking pictures. In fact, many of my friends thought me a tad annoying when I was always snapping pictures everywhere we go. When I was in high school, I saved my babysitting money to buy a fancy 35mm camera that I’d been drooling over at a local store.

That was back when all the cameras were film cameras (remember those days?) and this one had all the cool bells and whistles. I loved that camera. I took it everywhere I went and got some incredibly amazing shots. Then it was stolen one Saturday afternoon right out of my trunk when I was parked in Downtown Seattle.

I was heartbroken.

It took awhile to save up and replace that camera, but it was truly never the same, I didn’t love that camera as much. But it was functional. Years later I sold the replacement camera and bought a new SLR – still a film camera (and I still have that one, I’m resisting the urge to go all digital all the time) and loved that one almost as much as my very first one, especially since it had way cooler features on it.

It was a Canon, of course.

Now that Christmas is looming in the offing, figuring out perfect gifts for all family members can be quite disconcerting. But if you have a burgeoning photographer on your list, a camera makes a great gift that the family will enjoy for years to come.

You know the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words” – it’s so true. I love looking back on pictures I’ve taken years ago, smiling at the cool memories they conjure up. I of course cherish all the pictures of my kids from when they were little – wishing I could step into the photograph and cherish them just a little bit more since they grow so fast.

How are you capturing your memories? If you have been thinking about a family gift this year, take a look at the highly rated Canon EOS Rebel T5i from Best Buy. You can take stellar photos or make HD videos!

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Even though I now have a competitor brand of the DSLR, I’m drooling over this one. Maybe I need two cameras – you know, one for each hand.

The Canon EOS Rebel T5i  makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.

  • Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
  • Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
  • Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
  • The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

If you have an active family, you can really capture those images and make videos to share and to treasure.

Save at Best Buy

Now through 12/20/14, you can save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more. *offer valid 12/7-12/20″

HOLIDAY_LOCK_PRIME_1LINE_CMYK_WORKINGWanna party? You’re Invited to a Twitter Party!

You could win Best Buy gift cards at the Canon Twitter Party on Thursday December 18th at 7pm CST. Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy.

Are you a shutterbug like me? What’s on your wishlist during this #HintingSeason?





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