Have you ever wondered where to go for good info before and when you buy a new camera or how about where to look to help de- mystify the settings on the model you’ve purchased? In virtually every photography class I teach these things come up and they did yesterday during a private lesson. So for this week’s article I thought I’d share some of my favorite sources for researching, buying and learning your owners’ manual and menu settings.
-Research Before You Buy- my favorite site is dp review where you can compare & contrast, get write ups/reviews and even participate in an online form covering just about everything you can think of. Look before you leap.
-Where To Buy -at this point I buy just about everything from the world famous B&H in New York. Solid advice, very competitive prices and quick delivery. If you know for sure what you’re after Amazon can be good but not if you need personal help.
-Learning Your Digital Camera- during seminars I always hold up a camera and ask the audience “what’s in my hand”? Most people shout “camera” but there’s always someone who insightfully says “a computer”. And that’s correct. Even low end digital camera are quite complex and capable of great pictures. So for info on how to set the menu for a new DSLR and some other models check out Ken Rockwell’s site. He’s a digital engineer, photographer and brilliant at sorting through the complexities of the modern camera. And don’t hesitate do donate a couple dollars as this free site is worth it.
There are a boat load of other forums and sources on the web but these work for me so I recommend them (with nothing in return!). While we’re at the info game, I noticed Canon & Shutterfly are offering promotions. Maybe they’re for you.
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