The extraordinary life of photographers must be magical. They get to travel, witness and capture amazing things. It’s not about life, craft, or even beauty, but the way an artist gets to identify what they see and some how bring that vision to life.
Passion is what we all look for and something that can not be duplicated or even fabricated. There are many people that can be great at multiple things, but its the true passion that always shines the brightest. This is why a photographer is not made by their camera, but the camera is made by them.
With this new wave of technology, the film camera has taken a real hard hit, but they have not died yet. There are many things you can do with them that you cannot do with the DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera, while one is aging the other is just getting started. The difference is price. That is one thing to consider when your ready to purchase your first camera, especially if your just getting started.
If you’re budget conscious, you are probably wondering what you can do next to get your hands on a camera to start shooting. Well there are a couple of things you can do. They have rental places like borrow lenses, which will give you a couple of days with a professional camera even for a small fee. You can order online from camera stores like Adorama, or B&H photo located in new york which are great stores for your photography needs, even selling used cameras.
Once you have tested a few things and you buy in to your craft all that is left to really do is explore your style. Understand if you are drawn to portrait, action, events, architecture,or even street and journalistic photographs. What ever it is that you do, remember the camera does not make the photographer; you do!