Here is everything you need to know to choose your photography gear. So dig in!
Choosing the Right Camera
It is a simple fact that you cannot be a photographer without a camera, so let’s start by looking at available options. These are the articles that will help you select the best camera for you – no matter what your experience level or budget. Mirrorless or DSLR, entry-level or expensive, I’ve got you covered. Check them out when it is time for your next camera.
- Which Camera Should I Buy?
- The 5-Step Guide for Choosing a DSLR
- Getting Started in Photography with a $1000 budget
Everything You Might Want to Know About Cameras
These are articles on subjects I pondered when buying my own digital cameras. There are also articles on particular aspects of cameras that you might find interesting. Mostly, these articles will show you what’s important (and not important) in today’s digital cameras. If you want to dive under the hood a little bit, check these out.
- The First Thing to Look at When Buying a Digital Camera
- Comparing the Dynamic Range of Digital Cameras
- The Best Low Light Performance Camera
- Is Full-Frame Worth It?
- The Camera for Me
- The Evil That Is Diffraction
- How to Pick the Right SD Card
- How Many Megapixels Do You Need?
- Getting Started with Underwater Photography
- Which Camera Are the Best Photos Taken With?
Choosing a Lens
Different lenses excel at different things. The beauty of DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras is that you can use whatever lens you want. If you are like most photographers, you will end up with several. At the same time, quality lenses can be very expensive. So when it is time to buy a lens, check out these articles to make sure you are getting the right one for the job.
- Which Lens to Buy
- Should I Start with a Prime Lens or a Zoom?
- Should You Turn Off Image Stabilization When Using a Tripod?
Photographers of old needed red filters, green filters, yellow filters . . . and the list goes on. The days of needing a lot of filters in photography are pretty much over. That said, there are still a few filters you will need. They will control the amount and direction of the light coming into your camera and let you achieve effects not otherwise possible. Here is what you need to know to about those few filters you will need.
Tripods and Monopods
Besides the camera and lens, a tripod is probably the thing you will spend the most money on. Getting the right one is critical to avoiding blur in your photos. At the same time, you don’t want one that is too heavy to carry or that costs more than your camera (some do). So here is what you need to know to pick the best way to support your camera and lenses.