You can’t blame yourself if you are excited to purchase your first DSLR camera. It is something you can take with you on your travels and take tons of pictures. The longer you have it, the more you will learn about taking nice pictures. You can even start a sideline as a photographer. There is nothing wrong with that as it always feels great to get added income. Here is how to choose your first DSLR camera:
The more modes there are, the better it would be for beginners. One new mode would be a food portrait as it is used to take pictures of food. #foodgasm is always trending on Instagram so you may as well join the craze by taking good shots of food too. When you use this mode and post your pictures on social media, you can expect more followers. Another popular mode would be landscape portrait as it is great for nice scenes like when you are on top of a mountain or at the beach. When it is time for sunset, you know you would want to take a portrait of that.
If the resolution of the DSLR camera is higher than 15 megapixels, you are going to get what you paid for. The image quality is going to be great as that is usually the first feature the camera will brag about. You know you are going to be proud of your images when the resolution is high. That would mean you won’t have to spend much effort on editing them. You can just directly publish them or do it online.
It would be awesome if you can edit your photos after you’ve taken them as most of the new DSLR models have editing capabilities. Of course, you can’t really compare what you can do with the picture to what you can do when you do it from your computer. The good thing about it is that you don’t have to wait until you get home before you can finally do it.
You may want to check recent reviews about the DSLR you are eyeing and see if the camera was able to last longer than they originally thought. You would certainly want a camera that would be able to survive tons of terrains so that it would be worth every penny you spend on it. If you see some reviewers praise its durability, then you know you must be extra careful with it especially the lens. It would be awesome if it is waterproof if you plan on taking it to the beach or the waterfalls.
Once you know what you want in a DSLR, better take a lot of photos using it to get a sense of whether or not it is the model for you. If you feel comfortable taking pictures, you know you could do it no matter where you are. You know you would want to bring it wherever you go even if it is a bit bulky.
Jen is a freelance photographer. She took a lot of pictures for various magazines and events. Aside from this blog, she shares her passion by conducting workshops and seminars.