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How helpful is your camera to produce great photos with least effort



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How helpful is your camera to produce great photos with least effort

I have a Sony Digital DSC H50 Camera.  You are right. It is indeed  a simple camera but it has never let me down. I have taken great photos with it of every subject under the sun be it my pets, flowers in our garden, events, sunrise and sunsets. It is a joy to click birds in action.  The zoom feature helps me take pictures of birds even in flight and while they are swimming in my bird bath. .


What camera do you have and what is your story? 

Here is slideshow of birds in our garden

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kammy143

I currently have and use a Nikon D3400. I like taking pictures with cameras. It helps me zoom on things that are at a fair distance and still give me a clear result. I have no doubt that android phones also can do this kind of results but you must admit that the quality of a photo is compromised whenever it is zoomed in. I specifically love using my camera when I need to take action shots because I can really capture multiple shots with less effort and with great results.



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mildredtabitha

I agree with you that the quality of a photo is compromised when zooming with Android camera. But there are better Android phones with high camera capacity and extra zooming camera apps. I still think owning a camera is better.



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iamawriter

Did you notice when you upload those pictures taken using a cell phone on to your computer they need to be rotated? And sometimes you need a particular kind of software for that activity. I had trouble when someone clicked photos at a party I had organised. I had given him the responsibility but had a lot of trouble with them as he had clicked using his phone.



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iamawriter

It is not without reason there is still a great demand for cameras despite upgrades in phones that we hear about. I will never trade my camera for any cell phones no matter what upgrades they come up with. And did you notice when photos from cell phones are uploaded in the pc they appear horizontal?



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tiffiecute

We can always manage the settings on our mobile phones and laptops for our comfortability. Almost all smartphones do have that rotational feature.



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treecko142

Yeah, if you aren't really a photographer, most high-end Android phones have really good quality cameras, but they can hurt the quality of your pictures on close inspection and when zooming so you really want to invest in a good camera if you want to be a photographer.



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mildredtabitha

I have never tried to learn and know about different cameras but I intend to buy myself one. I will be reading replies to your post about cameras and users experience so I can save for a camera I will have decided to buy.



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TheArticulate

The great thing about photography today is that entry level cameras are very affordable. Check out a Canon t3i or a Nikon D3200, either would be great starter cameras for a budding photographer.

Also be sure to check out YouTube for tutorials on how to use your camera, shooting methods, and photography tips!



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Barida

I've got my smartphone and don't feel the need to get a camera at the moment. The reason for that is the need to always take pictures with my device and feel having another camera will be a waste of money for me.



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Tronia

I share your opinion! I just don't really see the point. I once glanced at some prices for a few cameras and the lenses and damn... it's extremely expensive in my country. You'd have to spend a few hundred dollars to even start.

I am quite happy and content with my smartphone. It produces really high-quality photos that are easily editable if needed.



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kammy143

Yes, the lenses are quite pricey. I would like to say that whenever you invest on a certain device, you should consider if it would benefit you. If it can be used in a profitable manner, then why not buy one so that it could add up to the quality of your product.



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jennyfermanuel

I agree. But I hope that won't offend those professional photographers How helpful is your camera to produce great photos with least effort
I myself don't need a nice, expensive camera. My smart phone camera is enough for me. But for those who are professional photographers are in need of getting one ofcourse.



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Adesuwa08

Unfortunately I have never used a camera but mobile when I was younger but now I can't recall much, my mobile phone's camera have always been there for me lol, so am used to it kind of as I see no need to get a camera. In the nearest future I will acquire one maybe that's if I don't get an IPhone before then lol.



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iamawriter

Since you have not used a camera surely you will not know the benefits or joys of using a camera to capture images of your choice, just as I suppose will not know the plus points of a cellphone that has the camera capability. However, I would still prefer to cling on to my camera as someone who sent me pictures uploaded using a cell phone I see has a black screen surrounding it.



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kammy143

Don't get me wrong, I also like using my smart phone as a way to take pictures. I do believe that there are a lot of smartphones out there that are of good quality and quite handy, might I add. The thing is I like using cameras because of the reasons I stated above. That may come in handy specially if you want to incorporate it with work.



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Tronia

I don't really have a camera anymore. I used to have a Nikon one before the smartphones came out but that was years ago. The truth is that unless you're very passionate about photography it isn't worth spending thousands of dollars on the camera and all the equipment.

I currently have the Samsung phone and I use the camera that comes with it. It's pretty amazing and does some incredible pictures. It's just very convenient - take the phone out of your pocket and take a picture in an instant.



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kammy143

I agree, I think it would really defeat the purpose of buying a good camera and equipment if you are not really in to it. For people who are in to photography and are able to use it as a means of getting extra income, it is advisable to invest. If not, it is wiser to just buy a good quality android phone.



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vinaya

In theory, a camera does not make a good photo, it is the photographer who takes a great photo. However, having a good equipment always help you take good quality photos. For instance, you will always have great shots from DSLR than from compact camera. Having a good camera is not enough, you also need to know how to use the settings and also photography rules.



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iamawriter

It goes without saying that for a picture to be great the photographer plays a big role This being a common factor cameras play a big role too. Mine is not a DSLR but I am more than satisfied with my captures and here perhaps you can give credit to the photographer.



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vinaya

I have a Canon DSLR. This is a great equipment to take photos, however, not everyone can take great photos even if they have a DSLR. To take a great photo one needs photography skills as well as play with the camera setting. Without proper camera setting, the proto will not produce good. A great photo is a result of the photographer's skill to operate the camera, knowledge on photography as well as the quality of equipment.



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tiffiecute

I can say my camera can save my ass. lol

I am an artistic person but sometimes you can't get the shot you want. With m Canon, it serves as my best friend since it can please my intentions. Frankly speaking, it takes two to tango in creating best pictures, awesome photos; a good camera and a good photographer.



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TheArticulate

I shoot on a Panasonic GH4 with a Metabones speedbooster so I can adapt my Canon lenses to the body. I still consider photography to just be a hobby for me, but the journey I've had with my camera for the past couple months has been amazing.

I started shooting portraiture in August of last year, and it changed the way I approached photography. Having a human in front of my lens presented a ton of new challenges for me. How to pose someone to evoke the emotion I wanted, or the mood I wanted to create. The facial expressions, the tilt of the head, the placement of the arms, the framing of the lips, everything started to jump out at me as I took more and more pictures.

Eventually, I started looking for ways to incorporate props to make my pictures more dynamic. As I understood the functions of my camera better, I started delving into night portraiture by using neon lights as my light sources:

How helpful is your camera to produce great photos with least effort

Overall, it's been a great experience. I love messing with composition, and really enjoy creating images that have an added depth to them by putting things in front of my model's face:

How helpful is your camera to produce great photos with least effort

How helpful is your camera to produce great photos with least effort



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kammy143

Wow! You really take good photos. As a hobby, I think you can really get good money for those kind of quality photos.



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TheArticulate

Thank you! I've started lining up senior pictures for later in the spring, but I'm hesitant to book photoshoots for money. I do video production and editing 40 hours a week as a career, and I really don't want photography to become something I do strictly for money.

I think part of it is that I try and do photography as an art, so I'm not sure how I'd do being paid for it. I like working with models to create images that I want to create, but don't know how I feel shooting images that someone tells me to shoot.

You know? Haha



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jennyfermanuel

Nice photos you have here. This ain't look as just a "hobby". You seem great in photography, your photos seem to be taken by a Professional Photographer. If you happen to just started last year like what you said, then I see a very good potential in you with these kind of photos. Keep it up!



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Kakashi2020

I own a Nikon D3400 DSLR camera and I love taking pictures with it. It's comparatively cheap I bought it under $500, while other models like the Nikon D500 costs more than $1500.

My camera shoots 24. 2 MP photos that ensures a crisp and clear pictures. It also shoots 1080p HD video.

I always bring my camera when I'm on trips and during family occasions so that I can capture beautiful memorable photos and videos.



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Martinsx1

If you wish to have a wonderful experience with taking pictures, then going for a HD digital camera would be the best thing you have to do for yourself. With how much I love and appreciate good quality pictures after my photojournalism course, I opt for getting EOS-ID X Mark II Body Cannon camera. This camera is compared to no other devices I have ever used before.



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Soulwatcher

I sold my Sony camera because honestly these days a smartphone takes good enough pictures to where you don't need an expensive camera anymore. I only take pictures of friends and family and it's very rare that I take pictures of places. And my pictures always turn out great.



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Martinsx1

My Canon camera is quite faulty right now, although I'm still trying to manage it in doing some of my photography work. But my android camera is really good when it comes to taking high quality pictures, so I'm just combining the two right now and maybe before the end of March, I would get a new Canon camera.



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DenisP

"…these days a smartphone takes good enough pictures to where you don't need an expensive camera anymore."

I both agree and disagree with this idea, and I'll explain why. I absolutely can't deny that the quality of smart phone cameras has grown exponentially over the past few years. For example, my DSLR camera has a picture quality of 18MP while you have smart phones now that have up to 23MP! That is a drastic jump in quality. However, while the resolution might be better, smart phones will never be able to replicate the function and detail ability of a good DSLR camera lens. There is a reason why lenses alone can cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.



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DenisP

My very first DSLR that I ever purchased was Canon Rebel T3i, and it is the camera that I use until this day. I still remember the day that I first unpacked it and went out to shoot some pictures. I was astounded at the results I got. Until that point, the only cameras I had ever used were regular 'ol point-and-shoot digital cameras, and while they were okay for the occasional family photo, the results were never all too impressive. On the other hand, with this DSLR, I could take a picture while blindfolded and I'd get something beautiful out of it. It's so incredibly easy to get amazing shots out of it even on automatic mode, let alone manual.



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Kakashi2020

Right now I have a good smartphone with a 20MP + 8MP camera and I love taking pictures with it. It's more convenient than bringing along my Nikon DSLR.



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Martinsx1

An android phone camera with 20 mega pixel is one hell of a good one because it's definitely going to give one a great shot. Mine is 18 mega pixel which is not a bad one. Although I'm looking forward to getting one with a higher pixel sooner or later.



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Kakashi2020

Yeah it does and i got mine for just under $270 you can check out the specs just google Cloudfone Next Infinity Quattro. It has a large screen and a quad camera with dual flash.



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DenisP

Wow! 20MP for a phone camera. I'm seriously impressed with what they're doing with smart phones these days. My DSLR is great but it's 2MP shy of that phone.

That being said, it isn't always about resolution quality. My phone also has more resolution than I'd ever really need for posting on social media, but I find it still doesn't meet my quality standards. I take my DSLR everywhere not for the resolution, but for the lenses.

A lot of photography comes down to the lens quality, focal length, aperture size, and all that. Phones might be overtaking DSLRs in terms of resolution, affordability, and convenience, but until I can strap a 300mm telephoto lens on my phone, I'll stick to my DSLR.



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treecko142

like the others, I don't buy cameras anymore because I'm not really a professional in the industry, and so the quality of the newer smartphones' cameras is enough for my daily needs.



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Steve5

My camera isn't that great compared to the ones made for professional photographers. But it still works well. It has 14 megapixels and has good clarity. I'm happy with it. It's already made lots of memorable photographs.



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Gilgamesh

Having a good quality camera can really reduce your work in editing your subject. Camera with high resolution and good combination of the specs of the lens will drastically reduce our work in toning the picture via photoshop or any other editing apps. That's why as a photographer or even a person who loves taking pictures we must choose a good camera as much as possible.



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jpk0007

I don't think that I am an expert in photography and I prefer the convenience of using my smartphone for taking pictures most of the times. A good smartphone can produce decent quality pictures these days and videos. I think that after a few years the use of high-end cameras will reduce considerably with updated mobiles with very high-quality camera functions.



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focusedwriter10

I had a Sony camera gifted to me by my brother, but I gave it to a friend. Nowadays I depend on my smartphone, although I am planning to have another camera. I am a nature lover, and at times the phone is failing me.



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nrnlss

I only got an Android phone, and it was not really that good, plus I am not really good with photography.



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Kakashi2020

In my opinion with the new smartphone nowadays which have very good integrated cameras that can take photos comparable to standard DSLR stand alone cameras, the days of stand alone cameras are numbered. I really think Digital Cameras will be obsolete within 10 years time.



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Kakashi2020

I use my smartphone a lot nowadays to take photos because it's so convenient and handy to take photos using it. Smartphones nowadays have very good cameras which can take great photos.



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