Canon Rebel SL1: Family Photo Shoot

by Jodi Shaw


Summer time is a great time, especially when capturing family moments. I recently got a new toy to help me capture those precious times.  The Canon Rebel EOS SL1 is the perfect camera for taking photographs of my family during our adventures together.  This week I’m showcasing a trip we took to White Rock and some great shots I took around the complex with the SL1 that make this one of the best camera’s I’ve ever used!

We spent the day at moms after she got out of the hospital.  We had a good time with my brother, my son and his gf, the animals and my sweet boy (nephew) Kylan.  The pictures turned out amazing.  I used the auto setting so there was no filters or nothing to change. Just point and shoot!

My son Jacob such a handsome guy! My brother Shayne Rosie Trace and his best bud!


Continuous Fun!

One thing I love about any good camera is the ability to do continuous shooting. I don’t know about you, but my kids are always moving, making faces, running and with continuous shooting I can capture the shots I want without missing out on anything. Here is my son Trace and my nephew making faces during continuous shooting.


Up Close & Personal

Another feature I love about the Rebel SL1 is the ability to get up close and personal and blur the background or choose your focal point while capturing an image.  Here are a few shots I took to show you what I mean…

These are little buds on my basil that’s growing in my bucket outside. I love how the green onions in the background are blurred out and the focus is on the tiny flowers, which are quite pretty I think.  

I love this picture of my son’s g/f Krista.  I love how the camera showcases her natural beauty.  It’s one of the best pictures I’ve ever seen of her.  She’s my girl.  

This is my Harley dog, my yorkie.  Using my Samsung Galaxy S4 I never would have been able to get a shot like this.  The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 allows me the ability to capture details — like his little teeth which I never see LOL!  That and the color of his beautiful brown eyes.  

This is my son’s friend Chase. He got excited to show me his pen he got from his grandma.  I used the blur effect to put the focal point on the pen and blur out Chase in the background. It’s a pretty effect.

My Favorite Thing So Far About the Canon Rebel EOS SL1?

None of these images were edited.  Not only does the camera allow you take raw files but JPEG as well.  I didn’t have to edit any of these.  I used the simple features on the camera to get the exact shots I wanted and I can’t wait to keep experimenting with my new camera.

I wish to thank Staples Canada for helping me capture my summer moments with the Canon Rebel EOS SL1.  Please visit their website for more great products and information on this camera and various other cameras & accessories, back to school, office and house and home furniture and equipment to help make your life easier!

Stay Tunes as I dive into another week with my Canon Rebel camera.  Make sure to follow me on FB and Twitter with the hashtag #smstaplesca (summermoment) with so you don’t miss anything!

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Tasha August 20, 2014 - 1:57 pm

Loving the photos your new camera produced! WOW! I just bought a higher end camera myself a couple months ago as a present to myself for passing my learners permit test lol I chose the Fujifilm FinePix S1, so far I am loving it! I had a Canon camera before this upgrade and the quality could have been a lot better for the price I paid. I think my next upgrade with be a Nikon though, I’ve heard so many great things about the brand and seeing the picture quality over and over has me sold. 🙂 Looking forward to seeing more awesome photos from you!

Jodi Shaw August 21, 2014 - 11:39 am

Awww presents for yourself are always awesome! I did my research on this Cannon as I also had heard the camera quality on several Cannon’s even Rebels weren’t up to par, but honestly after using this thing, I’m a rebel fan! 🙂

celebbabylaundry August 19, 2014 - 9:05 am

This camera looks amazing, the quality is fantastic!

Leila August 19, 2014 - 6:42 am

Cameras are great when they are easy to use! I’ve always heard good things about Nikon. We own a Pentax SLR.

Jodi Shaw August 19, 2014 - 7:21 am

I’ve never had a Pentax, but yes Nikon, Cannon, they are all good, I think it becomes what the user wants and how they feel about the buy and what they will be using it for. My brother has a Fuji and loves it!

Jennifer (momvstheboys) August 19, 2014 - 6:41 am

I’m a rebel lifer, I’ve had a couple different versions of this one and love it!

Jodi Shaw August 19, 2014 - 7:22 am

I am now too as this is by far the best camera I’ve ever owned or used.

Little Miss Kate August 19, 2014 - 6:38 am

I have a Canon Rebel T5i and I LOVE it. I still need lessons as to how to use it properly, but I am amazed at the quality of the pictures it takes.

Jodi Shaw August 19, 2014 - 7:23 am

That is a great camera Kate! I know the quality just blows my mind. I also need lessons on how to use mine properly. I’m thinking of taking a class

Suzanne Rudge August 18, 2014 - 5:46 pm

I am currently in the market to get a new camera. My blog photos tend to be kind of sucky, LOL and I need to change that. As my birthday is fast approaching I will be sharing this post with my hubby 😉

Jodi Shaw August 18, 2014 - 10:29 pm

It’s honestly the best camera I’ve ever had and worth investing in, especially if you are like me and want bells and whistles that are easy out of the box LOL

Jennifer Van Huss August 18, 2014 - 1:21 pm

I just got the Nikon Powershot for my birthday. I haven’t had much time to play around with it! I hope it takes as beautiful pics as yours!

Jodi Shaw August 18, 2014 - 2:11 pm

Nikon is one of the best brands. Look on youtube for video tutorials for your camera, it helped me with the Cannon. Congrats and happy belated b-day girlie!


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