Hobby or Business
Photography for me is a very special art, it has the magic to freeze time and preserve memories. If you like to take photos too, you might need to consider this before buying your camera.
Do you want to be a hobbyist or a professional photographer, depending on this decision is the equipment you will need to buy.
If you decide to be a hobbyist there are several camera options that are called "fixed-lens cameras" they are not very expensive and with this you don't have the hazzel of having different lenses and changing them depending on what your about to shoot. I for example have a Nikon Coolpix P900.
I love it, it is what we called a fixed-lens camera, you can't exchange the lens, it has an amazing 2000mm zoom which allows me to take photos of the moon, the only thing with this camera is that it doesn't shoot in raw format so you are unable to manipulate the photos when you are in process of editing but in the case of a hobbyist it is not a problem as you are not trying to make money with your photo, apart from that it has all the features of a regular Nikon, and you will be able to take amazing photos. If you want to know more about this Nikon Coolpix P900 you can copy and paste this link on your browser:
Now, if you want to take photography to the next level and become a professional photographer, you have several options, there are many brands like Nikon, Canon, Sony, Panasonic Lumix, etc, DSLR or mirrorless cameras, full frame or crop sensor, in my case I have a Nikon D5500 its a DSLR with 24.2 mega-pixels, full HD and it is an interchangeable-lens camera, which means I can change the lens depending what I am going to shoot.
This is a more expensive camera as well as the lenses depending on their specs.
With this type of cameras you have the option to shoot in jpeg or raw format, which makes it easy to manipulate the files during the editing process, it might not be a camera an experimented photographer will have but to start your business is perfect, if you want to know more, you can copy and paste this link on your browser and check all the specs of the Nikon D5500.
Whatever you decide, either to be a hobbyist or a professional photographer, buying a camera is the best investment you can make as you will be able to preserve memories forever and share them with your love ones.
In my next post I will be writing about the photographer's eye.