Wanting your Advice

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MrsRiggert's picture
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Wanting your Advice


I LOVE all of your photos. You ladies do an amazing job.

I would like to start taking better pictures of my DD and DS but all I have is a cheapy camera. I want to get something more professional. Definately needs somthing with a quick shutter (my kids don't stay still long enough for me to take a picture with my digital) but that's all I know. I honestly know NOTHING about cameras (or photography for that matter) so here is my question...

What camera would you suggest for a novis (sp?) photographer that isn't going to cost me my life savings???

Thank you in advance!!!

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Megan, check out the sticky at the top of the board - there are some links for camera shopping. all depends on what you want to do. there are some great point & shoot cameras out there. and you can get a DSLR but you want to think about whether or not you want to eventually want to learn how to shoot in full manual mode because that actually influences which one you end up getting. for me, I had to go into a store to hold and feel the cameras, but I bought online. no one can tell you exactly what to buy, but knowing what features you want definitely will narrow your choices. dpreview.com is a great site that reviews all of the cameras and gives you a real feel for which camera can do what.

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it really depends on how far you want to go with your photography. if you just want awesome pics of your kids then maybe you could buy a high end point and shoot camera. i've seen some pretty nice ones out there. Smile

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I agree that it really depends on how far you want to go with photography. A high end P&S with manual controls is a good starting point.

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It's good to have you posting with us!

You don't have to have a 'professional' camera to get great shots of your family. And these days, they pack a LOT of fuction into even the simplest of cameras.

Like Gwen said, start with some of the info in the stickies at the top of the board. There is a lot of great information up there. There's info on picking a camera. There are tutorials to help you learn the basics of photography.

We have people on this board that use only a point & shoot camera. Many more of us STARTED with p&s cameras to learn the basics before moving up to a dSLR.

Post some pictures with the camera you already have and maybe we can help you to improve with what you've alredy got. Then, as you get better equipment, things should only continue to improve. Smile

Oh ... and I second the use of the www.dpreview.com site. That place is AWESOME! It has so much information and will even allow you to compare several models side-by-side.

Good luck and I hope we'll see a lot more from you!