Learning Photography Part 1
Where do I begin? What are the options?
I have always been fascinated with photography, I love taking pictures on my phone and using filters for the best picture.
I initially thought buying an expensive camera would help me and drive me into creating professional pictures. I bought a Canon DSLR, I researched this particular model and feedback was great. I didn’t resist and bought the expensive camera.
I have to admit, I had no idea how to use it, from what each dial represented. Manual? Automatic? Which lens to buy? What’s a lens kit? Lightroom? Photoshop? DSLR? Mirrorless?
The questions were never ending but I was still left with a camera, I don’t know how to fully use.
To be honest, I have had this camera for nearly 18 months without any use. I have a love for technology, I am always researching new tech, whether it’s phones, TVs, cameras, drones, smart watches and many more. So technology evolves including cameras, Canon, Sony, Panasonic are releasing new cameras frequently.
I realised I need to make decision, so I began to focus on learning the basics on my camera. I used search engines, YouTube, bought books and magazines. It dawned on me I am not in the same position, there are many out there in my position. So this is part of my journey in learning how to become a professional photographer. We are all photographers in some form, whether it’s on our phones, pocket cameras or other forms.
Becoming a professional photographer or a Vlogger is a costly affair but it can also be an investment. It all depends on how far your willing to go.
Ok a few tips from my journey, for a beginner
You don’t need to buy the best camera in the market, as I mentioned it’s a costly affair.
After some extensive research, here are a few early entry cameras which are great such as the Canon Rebel line SL2/EOS 200, is a good camera for learning and vlogging.
If the above is way above your price range, then only buy within your means. I love pictures, fascinated with all types of photography but in particular street photography interests me and seems natural.