I’m writing this because I’ve had many people ask me what kind of camera I suggest… more or less they’re asking what do I need to get into photography (pro or not)
So this is some of my advice and where I’m coming from
About 5yrs ago I jumped into photography. 6yrs ago I was dinking around with a Casio 4mp point and click in Europe and recognized how much I liked it… and then others gave me confidence by telling me they liked the travel pictures I took.
Out on a Limb
Then I went out on a limb and put a DSLR on a CC as a poor student and someone else went on a limb and had me do engagement pictures… then a bunch of other crazy people went on a crazier limb and had me photograph their weddings.
I had no formal training, I had no mentor, I hadn’t read books, It was just this year I started looking at other people’s photography blogs.
But hey it worked for me… in fact I’m even proud of all of my weddings, even that first year. I mean I could run circles around that version of me from 5yrs ago with one hand tied behind my back and a canon camera (haha)
I think all along I kinda cheated… I had a bit of both worlds… I loved buttons and I came from a family of artists.
And I think many of you out there have similar advantages… you have a good eye for pictures. (The way to figure that out is if you really really like my work)
You come from an artistic background and that goes beyond photos… creativity is more than pictures… a dancer or painter or musician has creativity that Can spill over into other forms of art.
The Geek and the Philosopher