evolet_pearl — 2013-01-08T00:27:56-05:00 — #1
i am a great lover of photography...any suggestions for a startup camera to try at my skills
rubble — 2013-01-08T05:48:53-05:00 — #2
I think you need to decide what you want to do with the camera as there are so many options these days e.g. Wildlife - holiday snaps - landscapes - people
Also are you happy to carry around a large bag or do you want to travel light. Price is also a consideration; but what ever style of camera you decide on there can be quite a few choices.
system — 2013-01-08T06:20:30-05:00 — #3
Top digital cameras-http://digital-cameras.techcrunch.com/ It all depends how much money can you spend on a camera.
sperlock — 2013-01-08T11:32:27-05:00 — #4
You can always go with the camera that you may already have on a cell phone, smart phone, tablet, etc. to work on photography composition "rules" such as the rule of thirds. When that feels limiting to you, you can move to a point and shoot or DSLR from Nikon or Canon, which are the two most popular brands. The Rebel brands from Canon are good entry level DSLRs.
pudots — 2013-01-08T23:32:00-05:00 — #5
I'm also a fan of photography. I've always wanted to try it but too busy to get into thet hobby or profession. Anyway, I agree with some suggestions here like it depends on what you prefer as a subject for your photo and also another factor would be how much can you spend on a professional camera. But I dont believe that the more expensive the camera the better your photos will be. A very big factor that makes great photos is the way the photographer handles his camera and his ability to capture the essence of the subject.
vectorialpx — 2013-01-10T10:32:53-05:00 — #6
It's not about an "expensive camera" but about managing settings and gaining an experience.
I recommend to any photo-passionate to get a DSLR.
A cheap one (recommended Nikon or Canon), but the feeling it's way different than small cameras and bridges.
What you do with the camera it's not so important.
It's important to just do pictures, not to just buy it and forget about if in the closet.
Use it every day.
system — 2013-01-11T05:30:56-05:00 — #7
i think Nikon D3X is good enough for photography !
shyflower — 2013-01-11T11:57:59-05:00 — #8
To all members: Please don't use our threads to list camera brands/models. Lists become repetitive and generally neither add to or create discussion. If you recommend a certain camera, please take the time to tell us what you like about it.
monikazie — 2013-01-12T13:25:45-05:00 — #9
I would start by determining what field of photography you plan to do at the beginning and the planned purchase of the equipment. Other equipment will be needed when shooting models in the studio, and another to take pictures of landscapes.
joshuagnizak — 2013-01-12T14:21:25-05:00 — #10
If you want a true education, try out film. Look up information about how it works and maybe try your hand at developing your own film. Not having instant feedback like with a digital forces you to think about what you are doing. You will probably make many mistakes, but learn from it.
Don't skip over completely understanding what an f-stop (and what it does to the depth of field) and exposure is.
But also shoot digital, and learn photoshop.
Or just have fun with your camera phone.
Photography is all about light.
tomygreen — 2013-02-26T05:42:19-05:00 — #11
First of all don't have too big expectations about photo's quality. Just have fun and sooner or later you will make some great shots.
I woul recommend you canon or nikon digitals cameras - really good companies.
sanjay120 — 2013-03-01T06:34:30-05:00 — #12
Photography is all about your skill, creativity and how to can make someone more beautiful in a photograph. Camera is the 2nd priority of photography. Try to capture those moment which will not be coming again.
system — 2013-03-05T00:36:40-05:00 — #13
Firstly you have to assure which types of photography you like. What is budget of you. In which camera have experience also feel comfort for usage. Originally for hobby and passion or profession. Its will help to choose one.
blue_sky — 2013-03-09T17:32:46-05:00 — #14
take a look at dpreview.com - hugely helpful!
system — 2013-03-11T14:31:49-04:00 — #15
I love photography also. I got a polaroid digital camera with 14mp. Is this enough for a beginner?
kingston123 — 2013-03-12T03:43:03-04:00 — #16
I am also a fan of Photography. i think holidays snaps capturing is best for you to start photography. You can use any good digital camera with high megapixel feature.
system — 2013-03-14T02:15:57-04:00 — #17
As a new in photographic field you can first try your cell phone camera try to capture image then see whether that was perfect or not and when you think you are a perfect you can buy the professional camera according to your choice.
system — 2013-03-19T23:24:09-04:00 — #18
My advice is that it is less about the camera but more about the lens. You want a DSLR that you can grow into so don't buy the cheapest low tier DSLR camera. Buy a mid-range DSLR. Spend the rest of the money on SOLID lenses. I recommend the nifty fifty (50mm f1.8 lens) to start.
rubble — 2013-03-24T11:53:36-04:00 — #19
I recommend the nifty fifty (50mm f1.8 lens) to start.
Different people have different thoughts - I do not own a prime lens and do not know if I would ever buy one. I prefer zoom lenses as you have more flexability; I suppose the choice depends on what you intend to photograph.
roseli — 2013-03-24T20:49:15-04:00 — #20
I would suggest to buy some decent 2nd hand good brand DSLR cameras like Nikon or Canon to try out. You could always resell them later. Don't spend a lot of money in camera first until you are sure that this is what you would like to do as a profession.
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