My New Camera: Nikon D7000

I’ve been saving my money and finally had enough to buy a nice camera. After much research and recommendation from some photographer friends, I decided on the Nikon D7000.

I’ve gone from this Sony point-and-shoot, which is pretty good for a point-and-shoot…

…to this gorgeous Nikon, which the Sony simply can’t compete with:

I have a lot to learn, but I’m jumping in! I’ve been reading the manual, checking out online tutorials, and am keeping an eye out for an online class. Anyone have any recommendations for a beginner?

I’m still mainly taking photos in Auto mode as I learn all the settings, but am gradually figuring things out. There is so much to learn, but even already, I am able to take noticeably better photos and I know it will only get better as I learn.

The camera arrived in the mail the day before we left for our trip to Ohio over a week ago, so I have tons of photos from that trip. I am still sorting through them in my spare time (haha, I know very funny; that’s why I am still sorting!) But here’s a couple for now – note, they are completely unedited, aside from adding my watermark:


Joshua & my dad:

Our sweet Pug, Abby. I’ve never been able to get a good picture of her face because she’s all black. Until now…

Nathan, in a sycamore tree – I love this photo:



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Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. These are fabulous Erika!!! Congrats on the new camera!!!!

  2. Erika,
    Beautiful pics! Love that one of your little boy in the tree.

    My son is needing to take some online photography classes for high school so if you find anything, please let me know.


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  3. So pretty. Enjoy your new camera, it’s a beauty :)
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  4. New cameras are the best! You are going to have so much fun taking pictures.
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  5. We have a Nikon & absolutely LOVE it! By far the most user-friendly camera I have ever owned & takes amazing amateur pictures. We will only buy Nikon now :) Glad you are in love with your new camera!
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  6. One day I hope my camera grows into a nikon! Your already taking some gorgeous pics, love the one with your dad!
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  7. Love the Pics. They are fantastic!
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  8. What fun! It must be great to learn to use a new camera. Your pictures are beautiful!
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  9. We have the D100 may be time for an upgrade!
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  10. The pictures you’ve taken with the Nikon D7000 camera are amazing. I especially love the one of your pug!
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