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Tuesday Tutorials

February 28th, 2012

It’s nearly the end of Tuesday, but either way, I am starting off my Tuesday Tutorial series with a video. The topic is something I’m constantly asked about…cameras. So I figured a video was easier than a very long blog post. If you’re thinking of upgrading your camera, not happy with your current camera, or […]

 

It’s nearly the end of Tuesday, but either way, I am starting off my Tuesday Tutorial series with a video. The topic is something I’m constantly asked about…cameras. So I figured a video was easier than a very long blog post. If you’re thinking of upgrading your camera, not happy with your current camera, or may have another camera related issue…check it out below. If I didn’t touch on your question, email me or comment below.

Be warned, it’s my first try at videos and though I’m pretty sure I’m not cut out to be the next Oprah, I think it gets the job done. It’s still a bit long, but way shorter than my first take, if that makes this any better. It’s about ten minutes.

As I mentioned above, here are some of the resources that I found useful in my search for a new camera.

Research
Amazon Reviews – Reading positives and negatives are helpful. It’s good to know a cameras’ downfalls before you own it and run across the problems yourself.
Steve’s Digicams – The resource for all things digital (camera). Useful reviews and sample images.
Ken Rockwell Reviews – I certainly don’t agree with every DSLR review Ken has, but the fact that he has messed around with everything gives him a perspective from having “been there, done that” with most cameras.

Books
Understanding Exposure

Local
Peace Camera – Where I get all of my used gear, reselling lenses I no longer need, and also bags, bags, bags!
Southeastern Camera – Another good local source. Never can talk to too many experts before a major purchase.
Southeastern Camera Rentals – Not sure about a lens? Renting locally has helped me tremendously.
Craigslist – If your city doesn’t have a Craigslist, check the classifieds in the paper or local news blogs.

Also check the slide show below, you’ll see some of my photos from before I was a pro and just using my point and shoot. Like I mention in the video, use your equipment to the limits of the technology you have and then start looking to upgrade.