What camera should you buy when you want to begin photography?
My preference is a DSLR, just because I can have full control of the camera and the lens.
The important thing to remember is that it’s not about the camera, it’s all about you and how you use it. Anyone can buy a camera, but ‘having an eye for it’, that takes time to develop, unless you’re just naturally talented.
When you start out you don’t need to have the best camera, you just need a camera. It’s the same when you got your first car. You don’t start out with a Ferrari when you learn how to drive.
You can achieve extraordinary things with an entry-level DSLR and kit lens.
My first DSLR was a Nikon D3100 with the standard 18-55mm kit lens. I used it for about 5 years and took thousands of pictures with it. It served me extremely well. From taking pictures of landscapes, animals, flowers, people, cars and houses.
As cheesy as it might sound, the only limit is you.
Last bit of advice.
Keep in mind to develop your own style.
Draw inspiration from others, but don’t try to copy them. Because then you will never be unique. You will never be different. You’ll just be another face in the crowd.
Do whatever you want to do. Yes, there are ‘rules’ for photography, but they are made to be broken. Don’t allow it to limit your creativity.
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