What Kind Of Camera Should I Buy?

By Tara C. Patty

I Love Taking Pictures, What Kind of Camera Should I buy?

We get asked that questions all the time, in fact so much that I decided to write an article Camera1about it. Many people love taking photographs, documenting the day to day lives of their families. If you want to take snaps of your children on the go for sharing with family online or social media we recommend using your cell phone–that’s right, many current models have great built in cameras, some have flash and many have video.

But maybe you want to go deeper, you want to photograph the kids and take great vacation pictures and not just use your phone. There are many excellent point-and-shoot cameras on the market that are easy to use. And with a point-and-shoot you get a built-in-flash and usually a zoom lens so you can do wide angle as well as telephoto shots. We recommend that if possible, you find one with a view finder window so that you can use that as well as the live view. This becomes important outside on a sunny day when you really can’t see the live view screen.

But what if, you ask, I want to capture great images of my child playing soccer, or inside on a stage in a play or at some other event and my point-and-shoot camera just won’t cut it? Then you might be ready for a DSLR camera (digital single reflex camera). These cameras are a step up and often bigger in size as well as price, however you get many advantages, among them is being able to to change lenses. There are many quality cameras on the market for beginners under $600.

As always we recommend that you back up your photos in some way so that you don’t loose them. You can use the Cloud, a computer or a DVD among other tools. These cameras are great for capturing the day to day action in your life. However, when you reach important milestones in your life, a new baby, child beginning school, changes in your family or high school graduation we recommend that you use a professional photographer to capture these memories in a way that will preserve them for future generations.

For more info in this subject here are 2 posts from a blogger I admire, Scott Bourne.

What Kind of Camera?

For the more serious amateur or professional: 10 Myths About Photography

Tara C. Patty is owner of Tara Patty Photography, LLC a boutique studio located in Colorado Springs. Tara is a member of CS Business Builders leads group.

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