Alaska Nesties
Dear Community,

Our tech team has launched updates to The Nest today. As a result of these updates, members of the Nest Community will need to change their password in order to continue participating in the community. In addition, The Nest community member's avatars will be replaced with generic default avatars. If you wish to revert to your original avatar, you will need to re-upload it via The Nest.

If you have questions about this, please email

Thank you.

Note: This only affects The Nest's community members and will not affect members on The Bump or The Knot.

* Brea*

I'm in the market for a new camera since we'll need to take nice photos of our cakes and treats. If you have time, could you recommend a nice camera for a novice that'll give me crisp photos for our website? You seem to know your stuff so I thought you'd be a good to ask :-)

Re: * Brea*

  • Are you looking for an entry level DSLR? If so, I would recommend getting either a Nikon D3000 or a Canon Rebel XS. I'm partial to the Canon, but really either way is a great value. I would also recommend getting a 50mm f/1.8 lens, they're about $100 for canon, $150 for Nikon, and they are REALLY great for that type of photography.

    I did both of these two shoots with that lens:

    Oh, and pretty much every single other one on the website too :)


    If you're looking for something a little cheaper and more consumer-y let me know! 

  • Thanks so much! I had looked at the Nikon before but I think I like the Canon better. I've always had cheaper, more goof around Canons and they are great cameras. I was hoping to stay around $500 so both are good options.

     One more question...Is your site hosted on Wordpress? How do you like the service? That's one of my front runners for web hosting but I hadn't seen a nice site on it. Yours looks beautiful! Now I'm thinking if I play around enough, I could get something I really like.

    P.S. I peeked through your posts and your work is so good. I really enjoyed seeing them all.

  • I have the Nikon D50 and I love it.  I agree with Brea about the 50mm lens.  Its a  cheap lens and takes great photos.  
  • I love Wordpress! It makes updating the site so incredibly easy. I'd never go back to designing entire sites in dreamweaver... or worse (like when I started out) coding raw HTML in Notepad! :P

    The domain's webhosting is on, I also have nothing but good things to say about them. This domain has only been around 2 years but I have been hosting my websites with them since 1999. Literally. When I was 10, I got my first website and a couple of years later, I got my first domain--

    I also used Wordpress to do our wedding website which is at It's not as pretty as the photography site, but it works :) 

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