Photography Tips and Tricks
What to buy when getting started?
“Two Tip Tuesday” on my blog…this is a weekly blog post! If you missed last weeks go see it —-> HERE!
Each Tuesday I’ll post at least two photography tips and tricks! The topics will vary from workflow, time management, composition, posing, camera accessories…you name it I’ll probably cover it over a period of time. I hope you’ll sign up on the left for the RSS feed where you can receive blog posts to come straight to your email!
Let me take just a few sentences to introduce another avenue of teaching I offer.
These are one on one sessions.
You might ask what this is about? It’s just you and me for an hour or two, or whatever you choose. You bring along your camera and gear…as well as your questions and we sit together over coffee (of course!) and I teach you e.x.a.c.t.l.y. what you want to learn and would like to know. This is completely tailored to YOU…where you are at in your learning…what you want to learn. This can be for those who view photography as a hobby or those more interested in pursuing photography as a business.
I get asked quite frequently…if I were to buy a camera what would you suggest? Well I’m a Canon girl- Why? My grandfather was a photographer0- he used Canon. My dad was an amateur hobbyist photographer…what did he use? -Canon. So when I went to buy my first camera I didn’t know there were any other brands. So I chose Canon. Since I have learned that I made a good decision…although I don’t knock Nikon or other brands, they have quality as well.
So What to buy if you are just starting out, but you want to invest in good equipment.
1- Canon 60D camera body only.
2- Canon 50mm 1.4 fixed lens or depending on your budget the Canon 24-70mm 2.8 lens. Then as you progress and learn how to use the camera you can upgrade to more lenses. The Canon 50mm 1.4 lens is a fixed lens, meaning you can’t zoom with it…your feet are your zoom! This is hard for a lot of people to comprehend but being a fixed lens the quality is so much sharper and better. However the Canon 24-70mm 2.8 lens is a fantastic all around lens enabling you to zoom and go a bit wider.
Again invest your money in quality equipment you won’t regret it and it will show up in your images.
Hope this helped someone!
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