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    Red face new to photography

    i am a great lover of photography...any suggestions for a startup camera to try at my skills

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    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.

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    Top digital cameras-http://digital-cameras.techcrunch.com/ It all depends how much money can you spend on a camera.

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    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.

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    Hi
    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.

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    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.

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    i think Nikon D3X is good enough for photography !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kian Spencer View Post
    i think Nikon D3X is good enough for photography !
    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    take a look at dpreview.com - hugely helpful!

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    I love photography also. I got a polaroid digital camera with 14mp. Is this enough for a beginner?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    if you want explore your skill, manual camera is the best choice.
    you can learn and understand exposure and anything with manual camera

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    Hope not too late for me to comment

    ny suggestions for a startup camera to try at my skills ?

    Actually it's depend on how much your budget ?
    If you earn lots of money I will suggest you DSLR such as full frame or normal one
    But if you just has some amount of that you may can try any digital camera .
    Event try by your mobile phone
    Yes its true ,

    because If you has dome gut in this art your images will better than some one who own full frame digital camera

    take photo is an art.

    if you sure that you are photography lover and you has wide range of interest like me

    from small thing like insect , landscape up to birds ha ha ha

    you may consider in two options

    1 buy used DSLR like my canon 550D
    2 consider mirror less camera

    hope this help you

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    Use a simple digital SLR camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astonmead View Post
    Use a simple digital SLR camera.
    Why? What are the benefits of a simple digital SLR camera over other types?
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    I have recently just taken up photography and bought a Fuji HS30 albeit its not a high end camera but at the moment while i am still learning it will do for all my current needs.

    Exactly what niche that i am not sure as yet but have been working on wildlife action shots as i live very near a main bird sanctuary so that seemed the logic 1st move,the Fuji camera that i use can be as complicated or as easy as i want it too be,but as i have time on my hands due to retiring i get out as much as i can.


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