Things I love Thursdays is a fun linky party where you can learn about different bloggers and their favorite products.

This afternoon, I uploaded pictures I had taken of my girls and I was quickly reminded that I love my camera. It is user friendly. It takes great photos and I need to use it more often. Apple’s iphone takes such great photos that I don’t see myself using my fancy camera that much anymore. I bought it when I had my first child because I noticed I was spending a lot of money getting her picture professionally taken. I wanted to be able to do it myself.

After talking with a few friends who are professional photographers, I purchased the Nikon D90. You can find out more about the model of my camera, here.

I will say you can buy this camera and take some good pictures without ever taking classes. However, with a few basic classes, you will take your skills to an entirely new level! I enjoy digital scrapbooking and took both Photoshop Elements and basic photography classes online at Jessica Sprague. I learned enough to make scrapbooks and take pictures to hang up in my house! There are a ton of tutorials on You Tube as well. Other great resources for photographers are the following sites:

Clickin Moms

I Heart Faces

MCP Actions

Here are links to a few professional photographers that I have been inspired by.

Christina McGuire Photography

Jean Smith Photography

Melissa Mooradian

You can also check out my Pinterest Board of inspirational photos taken by photographers across the states!

I hope you will link up with me. Share a product that you love on your blog or in the comments below!