Capturing Life with the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 {Giveaway}

This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.

This July marked five years since I started this blog.  FIVE YEARS.  That’s like a whole hand!  One thing that I have been trying to improve (among many) is my photography skills.  I want to be able to bring you eye catching images of the products I test and the recipes I make (or try to make).  Three years ago, I purchased the Canon Rebel T1i to take my budding skills to the next level.

It changed my life.

The quality of my pictures grew exponentially and so did the traffic to the blog.  I could not have been happier with my purchase!  Since then, my Canon and I have been inseparable but I will admit that sometimes it was a pain to carry or pack in my luggage to take on a press junket.  You can imagine my excitement when I saw a commercial advertising the new Canon Rebel SL1 which is the world’s smallest at lightest DSLR camera.

It needed to be mine.

As fate would have it, I was asked to review the object of my affection, the Canon Rebel SL1, right here on Experimental Mommy.  Even better?  I get to give one away…keep reading! Here’s some techy stuff about the camera:

The new EOS Rebel SL1 is small in size but enormous in performance. With a newly-designed Canon 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and speedy Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor, it delivers images of extraordinary quality – ideal for those stepping up from a smartphone or compact camera.  In addition to its Optical Viewfinder, the EOS Rebel SL1 has a bright, wide Touch Screen 3.0″ Clear View LCD monitor II, perfect for viewing a number of special scene modes and Creative Filters available in real-time display.

Last week, I took the camera on a family vacation to Honduras, Belize and Cozumel.  I knew there would be some amazing sights to see and I didn’t want to miss a thing.  The smaller size of the EOS Rebel SL1 made it much easier to slip in my purse or carry-on bag.

Even though the camera body is smaller, the quality of my images are excellent.  Take a look at a few images I captured during our trip below.  You can see that the colors and clarity are just lovely.

I love my Canon Rebel SL1 so much that I had to introduce it to my family.  However, that may have been a mistake as it was quite difficult to get it back on our day touring the Mayan Ruin, Altun Ha.

My experience with the Canon Rebel SL1 has been nothing but positive.  I am in love with it’s small size as it is so much easier to transport and even conceal in my purse.  Now, I am obsessed with buying a new lens!

Do you have upcoming life moments that you just need to capture?  Good news!  One Experimental Mommy winner will receive the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (ARV $799.99)!  Enter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I would capture our trips to Disney World!

  2. I would take the Canon to events like CES to get high quality pics for my readers.

  3. With three young children, I have many moments throughout the day that need to be captured! I have a T2i, but is love to have something smaller for travel!

  4. I would take photos of family and friends

  5. I would take the Canon to special events to get high quality pictures of my kids.

  6. ShaRhonda says:

    Back to school!!!

  7. Michelle Gaudet says:

    I would use it for our upcoming trip to NYC and Disneyworld!!!

  8. I would capture road trips!

  9. What a great tool for capturing both special and everyday moments. I would use this all the time!

  10. I take pictures ALL the time and would use it daily. I have a camera that I love but it’s … heavy and bulky!

  11. I want to take better pics of my bags for my bag patterns. A great pic sells.

  12. I would take it out into the woods for my hiking adventures!

  13. Christina says:

    I would capture all kinds of daily moments with my kids…. especially my kids with my mom, after losing my dad unexpectedly (he traveled for work a lot so it was sometimes hard to get pics of him with my kids) 22 months ago and having my mom diagnosed with cancer last month, I want to capture every moment. I’d also love to capture soccer games this fall.

  14. Michelle H says:

    I’m an avid scrapbooker and I LOVE to take pictures! I love pictures in general! I love to look at old ones and imagine myself in those days, how my ancestors were back then, or a moment I may have forgotten only for a second until I see the sweet face of one of my babies. I take pictures so when my children are grown they too can relive those special moments!!!

  15. Andrew Hall says:

    I would take pictures and videos of my grandsons as they grow up.

  16. I left my non giveaway comment on the Fashion Highlights for Fall post.

  17. My family reunion!

  18. Andrew Hall says:

    I commented on your Belize trip

  19. I would capture new family moments. We were married almost two years ago and don’t have a real camera. We only use our cellphones right now. I used to have an SLR a long time ago and loved it.

    Diana C

  20. Rochel S. says:

    The every day moments of my kids. Playing, laughing etc…

  21. With a brand new baby on the way, I want to capture every moment with clarity. You’ve caught some beautiful images with your camera and congrats on 5 years blogging!

  22. I would like to take pictures of my whole family.

  23. My niece running around trying to bark like the family dog.

  24. With 4 kids and lots of fast mocing activities such as dance and soccer a good camera is a must!!

  25. Laura Wirth says:

    I would take pics of my family vacations, and my girls dance recitals!

  26. I would capture my family in the fall – my favorite season for shooting pictures!

  27. Kim Mumphrey says:

    I would enjoy capturing memories of my family, my students and all the milestones that come!

  28. Just looked at a new camera. What a great birthday gift that’d be. Awesome!

  29. Ruby Daniels says:

    I would like to capture my son playing sports for the first time this year with the school.

  30. Cálaeb Temple says:

    i always take photos of my family especially my nephews.
    i’ve been taking daily photos for our one photo a day for the entire year project.

  31. Betty Baez says:

    Milestones, holidays and every day moments!

  32. Betty Baez says:

    commented on Gardening Tips that will Help You Save Water post

  33. My baby boy as he grows to fast!

  34. Wendy Burke says:

    Would love to capture the precious life moments of my 3 girls with this camera!!

  35. I would capture all my weekend roadtrips, nature, sunsets and sunrises. I love the summer when I can be out having adventures. Totally need to capture that with an excellent camera because some things you only get to see once and all you have is a picture or a memory to remind you.

  36. Cheryl F. says:

    I’d like to capture nature and landscaping photos, as well as dogs at play.

  37. christy aymami says:

    I would capture all the moments about my kids that I will forget. Not just the big things. The little everyday things.

  38. Joscelyne Hilton says:

    I would capture more of our daily moments as well as our vacations.

  39. Stephanie says:

    I’d love this for capturing the kids playing sports and such.

  40. Debbie Schexnaildre says:

    I would love taking pictures of my grandson and my upcoming trip to Cozumel and Gatinburg. This is the perfect size camera especially for a woman to use!!

  41. My daughter just started her senior year of high school. I will for sure want to capture all of her senior memories and graduation. When she graduates, we are planning a trip to Ireland. It would be wonderful to have this awesome camera to capture pics from our trip!

  42. Nicole Hunn says:

    This would be a great camera for taking pictures of the kids!!

  43. Love this camera. I would use it to take pictures of the beach. We just moved to Florida and I love the water.

  44. Katherine says:

    That would be my daughters wedding

  45. Tari Lawson says:

    It would be easier to answer what I wouldn’t capture…lol. I would take photos of everything with this camera, especially family vacations.

  46. Jessica G says:

    All of my adventures during football season! It’s going to be a fun one 🙂

  47. lena_in_ATL says:

    I’m not great at photography (digital was a God-send for me!)
    Maybe this camera would help me improve.
    I love taking pics of my boys playing ball. A lighter camera would be phenomenal for spending hours at the baseball field.

  48. Heather B. says:

    Pictures are SO important to me. I take pictures of everything our family experiences. I have a small point and shoot. I dream of a DSLR, but we just can’t afford it. This would be an amazing gift! Thanks for the chance!

  49. lauren gelpi says:

    I would capture all of my baby boys 1st moments 🙂

  50. I would capture all of those precious moments of my children’s lives!

  51. Shannon Stout says:

    I’d capture everyday moments with my kids, my daughter going off to kindergarten in a couple weeks. A cruise familiy reunion in 2 years, Disney in 3 years. Oh, so much to capture!

  52. I would capture our trip to universal studio

  53. I would use it daily for the every day moments. I had a Nikon but after my husband walked out on my 2 boys and me I had to sell my camera. I know I’ll get another one day it just wasn’t meant to be at the time.

  54. stephen radford says:

    What life moments would you capture with the Canon Rebel SL1? I would capture everything from Family vacation to all my step daughter adventures from 2nd Grade and above. All Dances, Plays and her now starting sports. I would capture all the special moments we share as a family. The trip we will have one day to Hawaii and the special Disney world trip that amazes my daughter.

  55. Shannon Stout says:

    I commented in the Top Ten Tips for Cruising with Kids post as my non-giveaway post 🙂

  56. It looks like you had an amazing time on your trip, and what a fantastic giveaway!

  57. Maristella says:

    I would take pictures of everyday moments: city, nature, my dog etc.

  58. Looks like you had a lot of fun on your trip, and what a fantastic giveaway! Would love to take photos of my upcoming family reunion and my first nephew, my sister’s upcoming wedding…the list is endless!

  59. I would love to capture my oldest daughters senior year and my youngest daughters freshman year.

  60. I want this – W-A-N-T this camera so badly! I have been a blogger for 4 years now and I’m launching a new year long project on my blog where I will share a picture a day for 356 days of my beloved Baton Rouge. This would be invaluable for my posts.

  61. I would capture all my family holiday photos.

  62. Ann Fantom says:

    I would capture my daughter at her gymnastics with the Canon Rebel SL1

  63. Angela Kinder says:

    We have a very special birthday coming up, and we would love to capture those moments because they only happen once in a lifetime.

  64. We need pictures on our Disneyworld trip!!!

  65. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    The grand kids and their smiles
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  66. my daughters swimming and other events

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  67. Andreina Vander-Horst says:

    All my baby sister’s upcoming milestones and fun moments, she’s 6 and growing soooo fast!

    I posted a comment here—->

  68. I would love to capture moments with my mom and my boyfriend… It would be the little thing like our annual pumpkin patch/apple orchard visit or our annual Christmas mall shopping trip.

  69. if i win this giveaway i would capture everyday moments, and the camera would help me experiment more on my career.(film)

  70. I would capture the moments that my boys are in the same school together for the last time. So hard to believe that after this they will not be together.

  71. April Brenay says:

    I would love to get some great back to school shots

  72. my grandms 90th birthday

  73. Rachelle N says:

    ALL of THEM!!!!

  74. I would take pictures of our European adventures!

  75. Our sons growing up – it happens so quickly! I’d love to be able to have a nice camera to capture every detail!

  76. Jane Thomas says:

    I would take pictures of trips, family and all kinds of things.

  77. I would capture my son’s wedding this summer.

  78. I would take pictures of my kids and animals.

  79. Mary Cloud says:

    All of our family vacations and holiday memories
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  80. I would capture my children growing up!

  81. Katie Roch says:

    I would capture the moment when my stepfather first gets on his new motorcycle after losing his leg in a motorcycle accident last summer.

  82. Children going to school, family events, I love being able to capture every moment!

  83. Ashley McDermott says:

    I would capture my children’s everyday moments from playing outside to.holdingtheir .new baby brother.

  84. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I’d Capture, Birthdays, Holidays, Special Events, Learning, Growing, Playing, Vacations, And Those Special Candid Moments!

  85. Thomas Larriviere says:

    I have always found photography a great way to capture all the big and small parts of a families life. I would use this camera to capture as many moments as I could so that my children can always go back and remember all the little and big things they did throughout there childhood.

  86. My daughter’s first steps.

  87. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would capture my kids at play or in their sports! I would also just love to capture them when they least expect it!

  88. Bethany C. says:

    I take gazillions of pictures of my daughter; maybe with a camera this nice I could take some that are quality enough to make some posters of her.

  89. Leslie Galloway says:

    I would capture everything, like first day of school, swimming parties, and Halloween to name a few!

  90. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I left a comment on Taking a Look Behind the Scenes at Hot Pockets #Ambassador

  91. Joseph Stowell says:

    I would use the Canon Rebel SL1 DSLR camera to capture events with family and friends and to the wonders of nature.

  92. Wanda McHenry says:

    I’d capture everyday moments of my silly dog

  93. It seems like all moments are worth capturing!

  94. Veronica L says:

    With having 4 boys, tine seems to go by way too fast. With school starting right around the corner, I would love to capture them going back 🙂

  95. Melissa P. says:

    I love to capture all types of things from family, friends, nature, objects, buildings, animals, etc. : )

  96. Sylvia White says:

    Our upcoming trip to Hawaii

  97. Jessie C. says:

    I would catch moments from daily life.

  98. Wade Bigner says:

    With bothe the boys having birthdays soon…a must have.

  99. Jennifer Garrido says:

    I would capture everything from the kids running around playing to birthdays and celebrations.

  100. Nataly Carbonell says:

    My daughter’s graduation, and my son’s first day of school♥

  101. Jennifer Garrido says:

    I would capture simple everyday moments and big celebrations as well.

  102. I would capture moments with my son

  103. Dianna S. says:

    Bodie California of course.

  104. My son is getting married. I’d love to capture pictures of their special weekend.

  105. ellen beck says:

    I would caapture moments with a faamily member with cancer.

  106. Michelle C says:

    Just this week my daughter lost her front tooth and my son got glasses for the first time! Those are the kinds of moments that I need to capture. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  107. Cynthia R says:

    i want to capture moments with my baby niece and trips with my boyfriend.

  108. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would capture friends’ weddings and all their cute baby moments. Hopefully I will one day take picture of my own wedding and first born 🙂

  109. I have the T3 and really love it, but if I had this I’d be capturing food photos, of course!

  110. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would capture my next vacation.

  111. Chrissy B says:

    My baby’s first birthday! And both o my children’s adventures!!

  112. Suzanne K says:

    I’d capture my mom’s smiles while I still have her with me!

  113. Stephanie Ann says:

    definitely my road trips with friends!!

  114. Chrissy B says:

    Commented on adventure in Belize

  115. amy pugmire says:

    I would capture special memories with my 3 little ones

  116. Theresa J says:

    I would capture the moments with my nephew and my sons football times

  117. Jimmy Arcade says:

    The life moments I would capture are the “firsts”. That is, the first time our baby walks, the first day at school, the first prom, etc… Life is full of the memory moments, so there’s a lot to capture.

  118. Jimmy Arcade says:

    I commented on your “Talking to Kids About Hunger #HungerFreeSummer” post. I think it’s great that you shared those things with your wee one’s!

  119. I would love to take pictures of my family and the surrounding mountains we live in such a beautiful state it would be nice to have those memories and that of my family through the years:)

  120. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I would capture moments with my grandchildren, they grow up too fast

  121. I would capture this year first day of school and vacations

  122. the kids’ first day of school

  123. Annmarie W. says:

    I would love to take photos at my daughter’s swim meets!

  124. heather eg kaufman says:

    My kids playing in the

  125. nannypanpan says:

    my new babies birth

  126. Sheila Hall says:

    I’m planning on going to the world cup in Brazil next year so I’d definitely take pictures there.

  127. My upcoming trip to Italy!

  128. The birth of my first grand baby due in November. Also my kids, nature, weather, the beauty of the world!

  129. I would love to capture my husband’s deployment homecoming

  130. Monique Rizzo says:

    Our upcoming trip to Disneyland.
    Thanks for the chance.

  131. kfloveinme says:

    Definitely our backpacking trip to Europe in December! We can’t wait!

  132. Mary Casper says:

    moments with my grandchildren and my golden retrievers

  133. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    I’d love to capture all of those adorable and sassy sayings that my toddler says.

  134. Jennie Sanderson (@jenpsht) says:

    I would capture my child growing up! He is probably my only child so I want to cherish every second of toddlerhood and beyond.

  135. moments with son

  136. I would love to catch my kitten in action. I’d also like to get really good pics of my daughter, she’s been changing her hairstyle like crazy and I’d love to have it in pictures.

  137. Robin Wilson says:

    I would love to capture family memories that I can keep forever before my son leaves home. Family life is what I want to capture.

  138. I have a kindergartener and 8th grader…my babies are growing so I’d like to capture the little life moments to cherish forever!

  139. Robin Wilson says:
  140. I am a Canon enthusiast as well and didn’t own my first Canon DSLR until last month. I think this one being smaller would be easier for me to get used to. I would capture moments of my family and my animals.

  141. I would capture everything! My daughter just started third grade and she is growing up so fast! Plus, we have family coming out this Fall that have never met my girl and I would hate it if I couldn’t get all those firsts on film.

  142. I would capture our family growing up

  143. stephen radford says:
  144. Kim Leong says:

    I have been an avid paparazzi of my 2 cats. Also, it would be awesome to finally capture decent photos of eveything i find interesting in life.

  145. Kyl Neusch says:

    our vacation

  146. Wild Orchid says:

    I would capture all of my special moments with my son and husband!
    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  147. Christina Keller says:

    I would capture hellos and goodbyes, the miracle of life, and the beauty of nature mostly!

  148. Sonya Morris says:

    My four kids as they are exploring & growing up.

  149. Christina Sparks says:

    My husband riding horseback into the sunset

  150. I would love to capture my move to Pittsburg and the new chapter of my life!

  151. My grandson’s first Christmas

  152. Sherry Conrad says:

    Everyday moments, especially those with my grandson and my dogs. 🙂 (We all have our priorities 😉 .)

  153. family pictures and every minute of my newborn’s life

  154. I’d love to capture family parties, trips, and holidays; unexpected moments like when a family member gets good news or receives an award; and the everyday moments that make life special when we spend time together as a whole family!

  155. all the things my boys do..

  156. The better question is what WOULDN’T I capture?! I’d get first/last days of school, holidays, and all kinds of everyday moments!

  157. I’d capture daily life with my kids and husband. They do grow up so fast and I never want to miss a day. Having photos captures every moment, smile, emotion that you never want to miss

  158. I DREAM of owning a Canon and since my son just got married, I hope to use it to capture GRANDCHILDREN!

  159. Everything. I had a nice camera but it had an unfortunate Diet Coke accident on a cruise ship. I have not been able to buy another so I have been using a pitiful camera I got my daughter to take on a field trip . I took pictures all the time and now I feel lost with out a good quality camera.

  160. ellen beck says:
  161. My children, grandchild, our pets, school functions — you name it!

  162. I want to take pictures of food, for a blog!

  163. My daughter’s dance team recitals and my son’s ju jitsu classes.

  164. I would like this camera for outings, school and sports events, and special occasions.

  165. We have a plan to have a road trip to west coast this fall, it’d be very nice if I won the camera and captured our road trip memories. Thank you for the chance.

  166. I would use the SL1 to capture great moments and vacations of my boys before they go off to college. A camera that takes images this good would be perfect for capturing memories and letting me put up excellent photos around the house when they are gone!

  167. I’d love to capture everyday moments. 🙂

  168. Bridgette,
    I want to thank you again for the great read about your Cozumel trip. I think that cruise is the perfect fit for me and my boys. I left a comment on that page for you. I’m so glad I stumbled upon this website this morning. Can’t thank you enough.

  169. I would love to capture my nephew’s graduation from high school.

  170. There are so many things I would love to capture such as my figure competition prep, my food, completion of bucket list items.

  171. Photos of the 2 new babies in the family!

  172. Debra Holloway says:

    Every special moment of my grandson’s growing up would be what I would capture if I won this camera.

  173. I’d love to have a lighter camera to take with my for blogging – and to all the things I get to see with my family! I find that I don’t bring my heavy camera around with me a lot.

  174. Every single thing my boy does!

  175. First day of Kindergarten! Christmas morning, the beautiful sunsets when we visit Lake Michigan and hopefully this winter when we finally go to WDW!

  176. I commented on the FLOR post about the new cool carpet tiles you now have.

  177. all the moments of my son enjoying life and discovering new things out on our hikes!

  178. I commented on Fashion Highlights For Fall

  179. I will take lots of photos of the new addition to our family that is due in a few months.

  180. grandkids school plays

  181. alejandra castro says:

    My nephews first year of school! Starts this year!!

  182. alejandra castro says:

    My nephews first year of school! Starts this year!!

  183. alejandra castro says:

    nephews first year of school! He starts this year! 🙂

  184. alejandra castro says:
  185. courtney b says:

    the birth of my son!

  186. Diamond B. says:

    If I won this camera, I would probably use it to post videos on YouTube, and I would take lots of pictures of nature

  187. My trip to England 😀
    But I love making shots from the most random moments in family-life. 😀

  188. I am known as the Momarazzi around here! I would take tons of pics of my kids!

  189. I want to take pics of my kiddos.

  190. I would capture my son at soccer and the little one playing outside!

  191. janna johnson says:

    pictures of my family this christmas

  192. Melanie Montgomery says:

    My nephew as he grows! he’s 3 weeks old.

  193. nature

  194. left a comment on this post
    Little Change, Big Difference with FLOR

  195. I’d love this for our family vacations to capture all those sweet memories!

  196. Nadene Adams says:

    I would capture a lot of sweet moments of the children while they are still little, because it goes so fast!

  197. I would love to capture my kids sports, moments with my family, pictures on the beach and somuch more.

  198. Stephanie Larison says:

    My daughters ballerina classes!

  199. I would capture my family’s upcoming trip to Paris! What a dream it would be to use this awesome little camera to document what is sure to be a memorable and magical Christmas in Europe!

  200. I would capture EVERYTHING! I’m a photo-a-holic but I currently use my iPhone for most of my impulsive photo snapping.

  201. I’d love to capture the moment I give my mom this camera for her birthday!

  202. I’d capture my children in action!

  203. David Holder says:

    I would capture my kids.

  204. Wanda McHenry says:

    Commented on Our Day in Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan with Carnival Cruise Lines

  205. Taking my middle child to her birth country for a visit, for the first time since her birth six years ago. Would love to document her experience and adventures while there, so she has the memories preserved. 🙂 It’s a pretty big moment for her and I’d like to photograph it with something other than my iPhone hahaha! Thanks for the chance, my fingers and toes are crossed. 🙂

  206. Jennie Sanderson (@jenpsht) says:

    I commented on another post. I really hope I win this it looks amazing and I really need a good camera to step up my game!

  207. I would love to go around town and pick up on the local flavour. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  208. I would capture my family during an upcoming trip to the Bayou. I love transferring photos to canvas and decorating my home!

  209. My Nephews first football game is just around the corner.

  210. I’d capture as many moments as I can around me!

  211. Would love to take this camera on our next vacation!

  212. My pet & vacation moments!

  213. Courtney W. says:

    Arizona Sunset Pictures!

  214. Kenneth Peterson says:

    I switched to digital photography shortly before my first son was born, and it has been a savings over buying film & developing. But thus far I’ve only been able to afford lower-end digital cameras. I’d love to be able to take higher quality photos like I did with my 35mm gear.

  215. Kim Kihega says:

    I would capture my children’s birthdays

  216. Wayne Watkins says:

    This sounds like a great camera for capturing all sorts of places and things.

  217. Colleen Boudreau says:

    My cats.

  218. I would capture the changes that my husband is doing around the house to make it more of our own. Before and after pics . We bought the house almost a yr ago and we are slowly changing it to our taste.

  219. I left a comment on your “Fashion Highlights For Fall” post. Thanks!

  220. I would attempt to capture as many memories as possible. My kids are growing up way to fast!

  221. Deslin N. says:

    My nephew’s first upcoming fishing trip and everything in between.

  222. flora and fauna

  223. Beautiful pictures! I have always wished for one of these camera’s! It’s such a great quality product! I love the new smaller design! It would be awesome to win this! Thank you for this offer! <3 Melanie

  224. My daughter’s moments and my pregnancy. Of course my family as well.

  225. I would love this camera for my blog photos which capture our life! Also my two boys milestones.

  226. I would capture my 5 year old boy’s first year of school.

  227. There are very few moments that I don’t capture with my camera. Sometimes I think it’s an extension of my body. But it sure would be nice to have a camera that’s a bit smaller to lug around. Those DSLR’s get heavy.

  228. surroundings 🙂

  229. I just want to capture memorable moments

  230. This is exactly what I need by mistakenly dropping my Camera while on a vacation! Would really appreciate it:)!

  231. I would capture special moments with my friends and our final years of college also my family!!

  232. m.preston says:

    family 🙂

  233. I have been wanting to upgrade my point and shoot camera for a very long time! I especially love sport photography, particular equestrian sports. I go to horse shows over the weekends sometimes and this camera would definitely take fabulous pictures!

  234. I would take pictures of my kids playing basketball.

  235. Life as I see it

  236. My kids, doing what they LOVE

  237. I would love to have a Real DSLR prior to our first child’s birth

  238. Crystal Sell says:

    It would be nice to have for when we go on vacations and to capture our birthdays on!

  239. tonya dreese says:

    My sons first day of school.

  240. capture my kids

  241. My artwork!

  242. As a young blogger traveling and seeing the world and starting my life in the “real world” over-seas in Spain, capturing all of the sights to share with my family, friends, and readers is SO incredibly important to me. I would love to own this camera to make capturing amazing images even more accessible!

  243. Yes, I’m not a mom but I do take care of my younger brothers and little sister. With this camera, I would take snapshots of how my young siblings turn into teens and eventually, responsible adults. I’d love to capture each moment, may it be their ups or downs, their triumphs and challenges, and the result of years of hard work and persistence to learn more about life. This upcoming summer, I would love this camera to witness another triumph of my sweet little sister, and that’s no other than her Primary school graduation.

  244. I so loved the photos! Left a comment on this : Our Day in Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan with Carnival Cruise Lines

  245. my upcoming birthday, holidays, nature hikes.

  246. capture the grandkids and the upcoming beauties of fall.

  247. I commented on your post of “Adventures in Belize….”

  248. shara Lopossa says:

    My daily life in NYC.

  249. Liza Glick says:

    I would love to capture every moment with my kids of course!!

  250. Jessica H. says:

    My girls are growing like weeds, so of course I want to capture all the moments I can with them so they will have them for their memory books. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway!

  251. Holly Farrell says:

    I’d hope to capture lots of family pictures and people portraits with this!

  252. I commented on the Fashion Highlights for Fall post!

  253. Commented on Top 10 Tips for Traveling with Kids on Carnival Cruise

  254. I would capture the moments of the children I care (nanny) for and I’m going to school for photography soon so this would be awesome.

  255. meredith m says:

    I would capture my babies

  256. My boys and family having fun together everyday. I’d also use it for my blog.

  257. Cynthia Adams says:

    I would take pictures of my daily life. I have a son in his senior year of high school and he loves to play basketball. I need more pictures of my mother and grandkids. It would great to have a quality camera.

  258. My sister has this camera – I agree it is great! I loved using it when we were visiting her a couple months back, I would love one of my own!!

  259. Pics of my boys they are growing way too fast!

  260. BECKY EVANS says:

    I would capture my Family’s Kodak Moments…My Husband is deployed and I love to send him pictures so he misses as little as possible. He Loves to receive them too, no matter how small it might seem its especially special to him.

  261. I’d capture photos of my family! We’d take this camera everywhere, on vacation, to weddings, and even everyday visits to the park. Fantastic giveaway, thanks!

  262. I would love to have this camera to take pictures of our family events and holidays. Most importantly is my son’s college graduation in the Spring. This would be wonderful to have.

  263. I commented on your Gardening Tips that will Help You Save Water post.

  264. I just love taking pictures period! Family, friends, daily life…if it’s there, I take the picture! I definitely can use a lighter camera!

  265. I would take pictures of the scenery, wildlife, and new friends on my upcoming trip to Africa!

  266. Tabathia B says:

    My daughters playing together, graduation, playing on the beach, bowling night

  267. As a former California girl, turned New Englander, I would love to document our family’s new adventures on the right coast. We left all of our family on the left coast, so pictures keep us connected.

  268. I would take pics. of my munchkin and the new kitty that we found under the old truck.

  269. I would capture my travels! I love to capture the moment!

  270. Erin Smith says:

    I hate my camera! I have a toddler and a baby, and the shutter speed is too slow to hardly ever capture what I was going for! The EOS Rebel looks like it would do the trick and still be portable!

  271. I would capture as moments as I can. I would capture all the crazy things my family does. I would capture my daughter graduating from college, getting married and first children. I would capture wild life. I would use it for everything.

  272. I’d capture magic moments of TIFF!

  273. Pictures of my active family is what I would capture most with my camera.

  274. Terra Heck says:

    I’d capture my teen son’s cross country track meets and all my family’s birthday parties. Thanks.

  275. Natalie S says:

    The childhood of my 3 boys – they are growing way too fast! And they all have upcoming birthdays in September so I would capture those moments too!

  276. I would capture time with family

  277. Ashley Despain says:

    I have a 4 month old and I would capture daily life with her as she grows up. She has already grown so much and documenting her growth is important to me.

  278. I love traveling and spending time with my closest family and friends. I would use this camera to capture these things that are most important to me in life to try to make others happy.

  279. My son at his sports practices, the birth of my new niece or nephew, and lots of family photos!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  280. There are so many moments to capture with an 8, 4, and 2 year old!

  281. I would like to capture the moments I have with my grandchildren.

  282. My wife and I just found out that she is 7 weeks pregnant with out first kid! WE would use those to capture all the special moments that parent hood brings for our first time around.

  283. I like to take pictures of nature – flowers, birds, sunsets.

  284. michelle boor says:

    I would capture the amazing sunsets in california and also the beaches.

  285. I’d love to use the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 to help improve my photography skills as well. I hope to capture my adventures (and hopefully there will be a ton of new adventures). From memorable vacation moments to family get togethers, quality photos have always been important to me. Sure you can use your smart phone (you’d be surprised how many perplexed looks I get when I take out my point and shoot camera for a photo) but nothing beats an actual camera with lenses and zoom for crystal clear frame worthy photos!

  286. I’d take it to the concerts I attend. It would be awesome for that!

  287. My kids starting school and growing up

  288. Our vacations and family gatherings. I also like to take pictures from the back of my husbands motorcycle while we ride with friends to different places.

  289. I’d capture precious memories of my boys growing up.

  290. Commented here 🙂

  291. Scenery in Hawaii

  292. I would capture “the everyday moments” with the Cannon Rebel SL1.

  293. Eileen Burke says:

    I’d love to capture the first day of school for my kids with this camera!

  294. The birth of my unborn baby.

  295. vacations!

  296. I would capture “the everyday moments” with the Cannon Rebel SL1.

  297. I would love to capture all the places my husband and I visit and enjoy together. 🙂

  298. I left a comment on your post, Gardening Tips that will Help You Save Water. 🙂

  299. i would capture my son’s graduation and his upcoming birthday

  300. Family vacation, backyard fun, sports- so much to capture:)

  301. I would capture my little boys meeting their new baby brother in December!

  302. Would love to capture days with friends and family!

  303. I would capture everyday moments with my kids

  304. Pictures of my daughter memories for life

  305. I would capture birthdays, weddings, nature, and cars

  306. I have been itching to pull the trigger on a DSLR myself. I have been relying on professional photograph for my site but I think it’s time to take it on myself. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

  307. Mostly moments with my family 🙂

  308. Valentina says:


  309. Sandra Hedera says:

    Imagine the photo’s I could take of my grandson.

  310. Looks like an awesome camera! I just had baby number 3 and I can’t believe how fast time goes by. I try to capture all of my kids different stages. It gets a little harder with three kids but I make a conscious effort for them all.

  311. Jill Myrick says:

    I would love to capture vacations, birthdays , holidays and milestones with the Cannon EOS Rebel SL1.


  312. every time my niece comes over, she’s a real cutie-pie!

  313. Christina V. says:

    I would capture my family, nature photos, pet photos, you name it. Thanks for the chance.

  314. Brittney House says:

    My sister is getting married next month, so her wedding.

  315. I’d capture all our fun vacation moments

  316. Terri Shaw says:

    Just the everyday moments and family gatherings.

  317. Terri Shaw says:
  318. dani marie says:

    i would capture my niece’s first trip to disneyland. i cant wait to take her.


  319. I would love to capture spontaneous moments of the kids and dogs that we can cherish forever.

  320. matt lehman says:

    id be capturing my sons upcoming 2nd birthday

  321. Samantha Gauchier says:

    I would make videos on youtube! i am a new youtuber and making videos has been a struggle… my ipad 2 broke and the digital camera i have is not in good quality..

  322. Samantha Gauchier says:
  323. My nieces when they come to visit.

  324. I commented on your chef rons gumbo review

  325. Adrienne Bireley says:

    I would love to take lots of candid pic of my kids while they’re having their Kid moments.

  326. I would capture family get-togethers especially 🙂

  327. I commented on Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop, My New NOLA Fave #ReviewCrew

  328. My daughter’s first band concert!

  329. My son’s school band concerts

  330. My honeymoon next year!

  331. I would take artsy pictures to decorate my home.

  332. Candice Hull says:

    My oldest just started kindergarten and is starting soccer this week, so there are going to be tons of opportunities to take photos. Also, I get to spend a lot more time with my 3 year old over the next 2 years before he starts school. Oh yeah, and stuff with hubs too 😀

  333. Susan Smith says:

    This would be a great camera for taking pictures of my kids

  334. Candice Hull says:
  335. I would use it to capture various special moments in my kids lives!

  336. robyn paris says:

    i would like to capture my dogs

  337. I want to capture moments with my friends and family

  338. Tara Woods says:

    I would capture family gatherings and sports events.

  339. I would capture daily moments for memory keeping

  340. Richard Hicks says:

    I want to capture some scenes from the mountains as the leaves turn this fall

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  341. I would use my camera for taking pictures of my student and of places I go with my hubby!

  342. Arden Rose says:

    hello love! i would use this camera to capture moments throughout the year. i know that next year will be amazong and i would like to get it in footage.

  343. Julie Goetz says:

    I would capture my daughter playing at the park. I would take pictures of her swinging and having a picnic on the grass,

  344. I would like to capture my upcoming vacation!

  345. Jody Sisson says:

    I would try and capture the life moments of my Grand Kids.

  346. my daughter growing up!

  347. Upcoming trip to Florida
    Thanks for the contest.

  348. photos of nature and loved ones

  349. kathleen whitney says:

    Brite and colorful natural flowers and bugs!

  350. My sweet daughters and everything they do.

  351. I would love to get some closeups of my son playing soccer!

  352. Would love to win this camera!

  353. Lisa Garner says:

    My children’s school events, football and birthdays.

  354. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I would capture nature & its beauty 🙂

  355. alejandra castro says:
  356. Family gatherings, holidays and just every day life.

  357. My sons first yr of school

  358. Our vacations. We always go to areas with beautiful landscapes and they’re not captured very well by cheap cameras!

  359. I would like to capture moments with family and travel

  360. Bhavik Tikudiya says:

    Capturing the life moments is been allways my hobby, after entering this my luck will work and may be i will have this.cheers to evry 1.

  361. Jessica L. says:

    I would take pictures of the different generations of women in my family together.

  362. Sara Sullivan says:

    I’d love to photograph the Holidays with family!

  363. susan smoaks says:

    i would capture our family trips, our day to day activities and our games and practices. i would love this camera and use it daily!

  364. Mihaela D. says:

    I would take photos of family and friends

  365. I would capture moments with wildlife creatures! We live on Farmland surrounded by wooded areas and see lots of wildlife and nature scenes that we love to capture on film. This camera would be great for our photos!

  366. My sister just got engaged, I’d love to capture now up until the wedding!

  367. Veronica G says:

    I’d love to capture my hometown.

  368. Love taking pictures in general and especially of my Grandson

  369. my kids and our pets! 🙂

  370. Richard Hicks says:
  371. Alannah Linton says:

    I would capture all the moments I could.

  372. Sandra K321 says:

    I would capture my son playing soccer.

  373. I would use it for all family get togethers, vacations and everything inbetween

  374. My kids.. and hopefully Grandkids as they come.. My son just got out of the army on Medical release, and my daughter is heading into highschool Lots of memories to be made.. I want to capture each one as my memory is slipping …

  375. Gena Morris says:

    I would love to capture all of my kids firsts as we set out on a new adventure.

  376. Jean Carey says:

    I love to capture those unexpected genuine moments 🙂

  377. Karrie Millheim says:

    My dogs playing. I would love to catch moments of them playing with our kitten too

  378. Wendy Lindsey says:

    Moments with my children and our sweet golden retriever! Thanks for the giveaway! So glad I found it before it expired. 😀
    wendy2lindsey at yahoo dot com

  379. Wendy Lindsey says:
  380. Vikki Billings says:

    I would use it to capture photos of my grandchildren, birthdays, holidays and anything else. I love to take pictures and my camera just broke. Would love to win!

  381. Beverly Metcalf says:

    I would take lots of family photos and pictures of this area where I live. Thanks!

  382. christopher h says:

    i’d use this for photos of the kids

  383. Charlene Kuser says:

    I would take pictures of our vacations,holidays,and everything in between.Never had a real camera

  384. Rachel Ellis says:

    I would capture the special moments between my sons, nieces and their Papa.

  385. I would capture the growth of my lovely nieces and nephews, lots of people from my neighborhood, city and my grandmother in the twilight years of her life.

  386. Pictures of my rambunctious dogs.

  387. kfloveinme says:

    I commented on the Learn to Ride with Burley Piccolo Trailercycle post

  388. I would capture everyday moments.

  389. Michelle H. says:

    I would capture fun times with my family.

  390. Everything my kids do, vacations we take etc.

  391. I’d capture moments from vacations.

  392. Id capture pictures of my family including videos and my little ones doing funny things

  393. Derk Thomas says:

    Vacations, nature and wild animals like birds.

  394. I would capture my daughter with our dogs.


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