purchasing a dslr

With the popularity of DSLR cameras it seems that everybody has one.  So, I thought it would be fitting to start a new blog series on photography.  Of course, no photography posts would be complete without the discussions of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, lighting and composition.  But before we get into these topics let me first start with the question I get asked most often, “What kind of DSLR should I buy?”

There are two questions to ask yourself (1) “How much are you prepared to spend?” and (2) “What are your skills level?”  A beginner will most likely need an introductory camera, one that transitions from a point-and-shoot to a more comprehensive alternative.  The Entry-Level DSLR cameras are perfect. They usually have auto-focus options that can be used and as your skills level increase you can begin to shoot in the manual or semi-manual settings.  While there are a myriad of camera manufactures and models, the two leading manufactures in DSLRs are Nikon and Canon.  I, myself am a Nikon girl. There were no scientific reasons why I chose Nikon over Canon.  It was basically which one felt better in my hand.  Entry-levels can costs you between $400 – $600.  If you are familiar with and have mastered all uses of manual settings, and like controlling your shots, then semi-pro or professional cameras should be your consideration.

I hoped that helped with your purchasing decision.  Nothing is more rewarding than capturing beautiful pictures of people we love.  So go out there and buy that camera and come back next week for more photography tips.

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