So last night I had my camera out and something inside it shorted out and exploded, and now it will no longer turn on. So that means I might not have any new photos for a bit until I get a new camera. I've really been wanting to upgrade from my PowerShot to a Rebel t3i for some time now, so maybe this is the final push I needed. If have enough money left over after I get bedding and bulbs for everyone, maybe I'll see if I can't get one either at a local store or order online to take advantage of Black Friday sales. But I'll be spending just over $100 just on snake bedding, and I've only got $600-700 total so I may or may not have it right now. :/ If it works out, maybe you'll start seeing some better photos! I do have some left over on the card from before it died, but I'll have to look to see if I want to upload any here.
Are there any camera users that could tell me whether or not I could still get good photos without a lens kit, if I'm unable to get one? I mainly take macro shots in good light (but I would also like some better quality photos in the shade in in lower light), so I'd like the photos to at least meet the quality I've gotten from the PowerShot if nothing else, at least for the time being until I can get a kit if it's too expensive to get one with the camera. I also don't have much of experience with professional cameras, but I hear this model is really good for beginners, do you think I could still get fairly good photos from it without taking any classes, or should I get a higher quality point and shoot like the PowerShot until I learn more about photography? I plan on taking classes eventually, but it's not an option right now.