In this day and age of the digital world, there are so many options for cameras. Call phones have become the main stream of the camera world. They take good pics but they will never replace a real camera, one with lenses or at least one you can zoom in and out of. No, cell phones can do that as well as a real camera. Yes, cell phones can add some fun to the picture but just taking a great photo, is not going to happen with a cell phone every time.
So, if you decide you want to get a real camera, what is your next step. Research is the top of the list. Go online, ask your friends, go to the Electronic store and talk to a clerk. Don’t just go out and buy one. Personally, I love my Nikon D300 and D700. They are great cameras, however you don’t need one, unless you want to make it your profession. Do you get a Nikon, Cannon, Sony, or some other brand? What do you know about cameras? What are you taking pictures of? Those are questions you need to ask yourself.
The great thing about the digital world is you can get cameras that teach you as you go. The Nikon D3500 is one of those cameras. Some of the Cannon Rebels can also help with some aspects of teaching. Or you can always watch YouTube videos on how to take a great shot. Some studios offer classes, I know mine does. Or you can do what I did, teach yourself. When I did it, it was during the film days. Now it is the digital days, get a camera, and take a picture. Practice practice, practice.
The most important thing about your jump into the photography world is your Lens/glass. You can buy the most expensive camera in the world and if you don’t have a good lens, the camera is just a good paper weight. Glass will make or break your camera. There are many types, many brands and many lengths, you will just have to figure out what fits you best.
I know this is a short blog, but I hope it helps you with your dilemma. If you want to know more about classes or just to chat, don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing you and your new camera, out in the world.