You too can shoot like a pro when using a non-professional camera!!
Must you have a expensive high end professional DSLR to take good photographs? Often when people visit my personal style blog at http://blog.latreniabryant.com and they see the images they will sometimes say something like, “OMG! what kind of camera are you using? I need to get me one of those.” But in all actuality you do not need to spend thousands on a camera to get good images. Normally I use my Canon 5D mark II when I shooting for my style blog but because I wanted to show you this is still possible with a good point and shoot camera I set up my Canon Power Shot SX230 HS as I would have done with the 5D Mark II… sometimes I used a tripod, sometimes I didn’t. Below are a few images I obtained with my point & shoot camera 🙂
As you can see I shot the above images OUTDOORS around mid morning with available light and the on camera flash for fill light. The images below were shot INDOORS with the on camera flash.
So you see, it’s not how much the camera cost that gives you good images, It’s the knowledge of the person operating the camera. I always say, “I can get a good photo with a box film camera”… as long as you have some knowledge in regards to the inner workings of a camera, lighting, angles, etc you can make good images….. OR you can simply pick up the camera and just SHOOT!! lol… practice makes perfect. I grew up shooting film and still to this day I love film & my lomo cameras!
“Digital” photography is everywhere. It has become the norm for many reason… just be aware that you are not obligated to purchase the most expensive camera money can buy because you want good images, Just work with what you have 🙂
Sooooo with all that being said.. WHY is it some photographers will spend thousands on a professional high end camera? Well, I can’t speak for my fellow photogs but for me these are my reasons:
- I like having the option to have full manual control over the aperture, shutter speed, ISO etc.. which controls the overall look of the photo.
- Shooting in RAW vs. JPEG is best for post processing.
- I like interchangeable lenses.
- They have better optics, meaning the sensor quality is better.
- I love the ability to shoot fast/multiple frames quickly.
Okay, so get out and shoot! There’s no excuse 🙂