- From: tony cooper <tony_cooper213@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2011 09:48:41 -0400
On Sat, 9 Jul 2011 08:34:41 -0400, "Carrie"
I see people who post picures online and either they say what camera
they have, or if I ask, and I look it up and it costs like $3000. And they
have a tripod and all kinds of fancy lenses. (I have a tripod but it's kind
of a bother to use it) In a way I think having a not so expensive camera
forces me to be more creative and learn more about using mine and photoshop
after. I have a Canon Rebel XSi (up from the XS body I had before the
shutter broke on). Which I think is pretty good.
Don't be intimidated by the people who have expensive camera kits. If
you own a decent dslr body (and the Rebel XSi is), the only time they
can produce better images based on equipment is when they are using
better lenses. Without a long lens (300mm to 500mm) you won't be able
to get certain wildlife shots. Without a dedicated macro lens, you
won't be able to get certain macro shots. And so on.
I don't consider a tripod to be fancy equipment. It's an essential,
and they aren't expensive. Camera shake - movement of the camera in
your hands - ruins a lot of images.
Improving your composition and understanding aperture settings and
their effect is where you should be now. One thing that sets good
photographers apart is the ability to "see" the picture...to see a
scene or an object and know that it could make a good photo and then
to compose the photo in their mind before they push the button.
I do look at some of the
Nikon D ones. But, most of them cost more than I have to live on per month.
I use Nikon, but I really don't think that camera brand is all that
big a deal.
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
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