Photography is an art. Capturing love, laughter, and smiles that will last a lifetime is the passion that drives many photographers. The question everybody wants to know is; how did they get started? Whether you are a professional photographer or looking to take up photography as a hobby, all the information you need to know is right here.
With technology advancing with every passing day, digital photography is the wave of the future. You walk into the store and scream; “AHHHH!” there are so many options to choose from. Don’t fret, we can provide you with the basics of what to look for in a quality digital camera.
Megapixels are the first feature that you want to consider. Some consumers will argue that megapixels are not that important, but the truth is; they are lying! Especially as a beginner photographer, megapixels will offer you a clearer quality picture. The more megapixels you have, the more crystal clear photograph you will receive.
As a beginner, it’s safe to assume you may be a bit nervous as you get out there and start photographing. Well, don’t worry because the next feature you should consider is image stabilization. Do not let those shaky hands of yours get in the way of taking remarkable pictures. There are different levels of stabilizers such as electronic, optical, and sensor. We recommend sensor and optical. For beginners, these will offer the best results.
Last but not least, take a look at the camera’s view finder. When using your camera all day, every day, you want a camera that will automatically focus on what you are looking to photograph. Professionals may still prefer a camera with a larger view finder, but a smaller finder is adequate for an individual picking photography up as a hobby.
There are a wide variety of cameras on the market today. These are just a few tips to finding a quality digital camera that will work for you. Remember to consider what you will be photographing and that you cannot put a price on quality. The photographs you will take with your brand new digital camera will potentially last you a lifetime. How can you attach a price tag to memories?
For more detailed lessons on selecting the right camera and equipment for you, join us at one of our many workshops. Coming up in December, we’ll be traveling west to California to photograph the beauty that this wonderful part of the country has to offer. Check out all the details here!