If you are a fashion photography enthusiast but have no intention of becoming a professional, there is no need to spend thousands of dollars buying sophisticated equipment. Taking high quality photos is possible with compact cameras that will successfully meet large format printing requirements afterward.
The first thing to know is that the most expensive camera is not necessarily the best. There are budget cameras with key features to fulfill potential buyer s needs. For instance, for outdoor or adventurous photo shoots, you need an action shot camera. They have higher light sensitivity, faster shutter speed and focus stabilization. These features were designed to take great action photos. So you can capture models movements for a less obviously posed result. Some popular options are the Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40.
If it is indoor photography what you are after, like portraits, fashion collections, editorials, runway shows or other low movement situations that may end up as canvas photo prints, you need a camera that performs well with low light settings. High resolution and image definition is important, as well as a powerful flash. Indoor photography does not need a large zoom range, 10X to 20X could very well fit indoor purposes. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and Canon PowerShot S110 are 2 of the favorites.
Buying a camera is one of those purchases people need to spend time researching before spending. You will probably find yourself interested in features offered by different products, but in general, here’s what you should be thinking about:
? Non professional cameras should be user friendly, so anyone can use it and make the most of its features.
? Think of camera weight and dimensions. There is no use for heavy equipment that you will not be able to take with you.
? Consider battery life and types, some cameras work on AA batteries instead of rechargeable ones.
? Some cameras offer great connectivity options. GPS and Wi-Fi are good for the social media enthusiast wanting to share photos on the go or tag photo location.
? Ask about data storage and compatible external memory cards.
? Check the megapixels but do not get stuck on that as a decision making factor. Having a higher megapixel value does not make a camera better.
Remember that lighting, angles and photo composition are as important as any technical spec. As well as a photo editing software to fix any lighting or focus issue. As mentioned before, some photos want to be turned into large format printing or canvas photo prints, which require a high resolution and aesthetic appeal. Enjoy the process and think of the feeling you want to project from your photos. Being able to tell a story is the best feature you can get out of any camera.
Feel free to let us know about your doubts or recommendations. Photographers have tricks of their own, and we would like to know yours.
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