Cameras are just about everywhere it seems. There is one in your computer, 2 in your mobile, and even a pair in your ipad that you’ve never even used! There is most likely one in your doorbell = or strapped to your head while you ski the slopes. We are now taking even more photographs in more ways and sharing them in more places than ever. However most of us use only use cameras with the bare minimum of knowledge, just pointing and shooting and hoping for an instagram moment. And even if you’re purchasing a camera because you’re ready to move beyond your iPhone and take photos you will want to save forever, it is actually very hard to know what to do.
Camera organisations are not great at making the purchasing easy too. Spec sheets are full of alien terms like ISO and f-numbers, and once you manage to get a grasp on what they mean, you will still be confronted with a very spectacular variety of options.
The number 1 lesson in photography is that there are tradeoffs available when coming to purchase a camera. If you want the best possible image quality, you’ll need specialised, expensive, bulky equipment. However, if portability is your number one highest priority, you will need to accept that some photos and creative ideas will be beyond your reach. There are many of other considerations to take into account when composing an image — and, consequently, choosing the best camera for the right occasion. Once you’ve wrapped your head around what they will mean for your intended photography adventure, you should have a good idea of the kind of camera that will best suit your needs. It’s often useful to seek financial advise when purchasing very expensive cameras, ifa calne can be a good idea to speak to when seeking this financial advise.
It’s definitely true that the greatest camera is the one you have with you at that moment. But the best pictures really come from having the right camera with you — so be careful when you shop, don’t forget that more money and more megapixels don’t always make the best cameras, and always remember your exposure triangle!