If you find photography, particularly interesting and want to develop your talent, you have to understand that no matter how advanced your phone’s camera is, holding a real camera will still be something else. How much your camera weighs makes a difference, how it captures every shot and how the flash works as well as all the other details that will change the outcome you expect. It all begins by understanding how our bare eyes see and collect pictures. Once you fully grasp how your eyes work, you can begin to understand how other species’ eyes work, like dogs’ eyes, or cheetahs, or even eagles. The fisheye lens, for example, is believed to be similar to how fish see the world. The purpose is the core of all decisions. When in doubt, get back to basics and find the ‘why.’
In this article, you will find tips and information about what you need to know to pick the most suitable camera for you to do professional photography.
Why do you want to buy a camera?
If you’re going to put up a studio or take pictures of people for a living, you will need to learn everything from lens types to the technology of how many frames your camera can capture per second, or even less than a second. To how the brightness and contrast work and what they add to the picture. You need a camera that will allow you to take good pictures at night as well as in closed spaces like homes or event spaces which might not give you a wide space in which you will need to change the lens of the camera to ensure the pictures are beautifully shot.
Are you traveling the world to explore and capture its wonder?
If you’re going to buy a camera to travel around and take pictures of mountain tops then you need to buy a camera that can take different types of lenses. Lenses will give you the freedom of taking pictures of the details far away or in the wide view see from wide spaces like mountain tops.
Do you want to have the freedom of doing both?
That means you want a camera that you can have full control of and upgrade in the future. You want to control the ISO (which is the amount of light and the finer the grain) the higher you set the ISO the faster you can set the shutter speed to freeze a moment as you see it.
Consider other Factors
When choosing to buy a professional camera there are a few factors to consider. Ask yourself questions like what is your budget? Because this may limit your options drastically or if you would like to have the option of upgrading it later. Answering these questions will probably lead to a few options, likely one of the very first pro cameras in the world. It’s like buying an old, great, and timeless car. There are a few cameras out there that are not even that old and can help you make an easy decision. Video resolution is not going to be ideal but, if you want to take amazing photographs, it will give you exactly what you’re looking for. It will also make the ‘just take the picture’ moments smoother with its auto options. Around, 2016, Nikon had a couple of those types manufactured; both D5500 and D5600 were solid options for beginner photographers. The differences between them are not drastic, but may seem to be depending on your purpose. Even though one of them is slightly cheaper than the other one, but they’re both good cameras.
What else should you consider?
In the good old days, it didn’t matter if you had a screen in your camera, you had your eyes and the space around you. Now, the lenses give you super abilities and most cameras already have screens built-in. The ability to connect to the internet or send pictures via Bluetooth may also be useful for you to edit and enhance your pictures. The shutter speed also allows you to take multiple pictures at the same time, which could be very important for your art to come outright. Some cameras are heavier than the others which could disrupt your vision or pictures, after all, you don’t want to get too tired to. You want to make this easier for yourself.
To cut things short, you will find information about cameras or how to take pictures everywhere online. You will also find websites that are willing to post your pictures and give you a little bit of exposure. But in order for that to happen, make sure you understand how cameras work and then decide what you want to do with your camera. Art seems easy, but you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars only to be disappointed in a year. Also, a tip for all beginner photographers out there, if you think you can do this, then do not stop. Try and look at all the different perspectives of the world and take as many pictures as you can. Make sure you pick a camera that gives you the freedom to adjust as many factors as possible to allow you to capture the image you want.