think back to when Apple came out with the first ipod. It wasnt even 1 gig. Thats pretty much a joke now. people are practically using 1 gig memory cards as mulch in their backyards.
Thats because people are improving technology EVERY SINGLE DAY. By the time I finish writting this, someone, somewhere, will have improved on something. That applies your camera. Even if you just bought it brand new. Its still old in the digital relm.
Nikon and Canon, are continuously improving upon their work. Five years ago, Nikon came out with a camera called the D2x. its cost was thousands. like $4.000. nikon came out with a camera, called the D300s in 2008. costing about $1.600 it schooled the D2x in EVERY way possible. that camera is history now. Canon just came out with a camera called the T2i. it costs $700, and schools the d300s in pretty much every way. (although, the further we come in photography gear, the harder it is to improve. Im sure you are aware of megapixals. cameras started out with 1 mgp. then two. then three. and four. and five. and six. and eight. and ten. and twelve. and fourteen. and sixteen. and eighteen. and twenty-one. and twenty four. and fourty. and fifty. and now sixty. (made by hasselblad.)
Nikons highest megapixal camera, (the Nikon D3x, soon to be upgraded to the d4.) has 24 megapixals. Canons highest megapixal camera is Canon 5D Mark ii. (or the 1Ds mark ii I believe.) is 21.
point and shoot cameras usually have inbetween 8 and 18 megapixals. but when it comes to megapixals, your skill and ability are more important. heres something your probably dont know. most photographers dont utalize more then 4 megapixals. and I mean “real” photographers. including me. so dont buy your camera based on megapixals. its a waste. and if you decide that you need 18, its 18 million dots showing all of the little details that you dont always want to show. heres what I mean by that. webcam photos usually make people look really good. because they use 1 megapixal! but slr’s can easily make people look bad, based on how much detail it shows. another thing, is photographic errors. the more megapixals, the easier it is to see these!
So next time the guy at Bestbuy tries to sell you something, kick him in the shin for me. haha. because he just wants a fat paycheck. (seriously. the guys at bestbuy dont know what they are talking about.) same thing with EBAY. later on Im going to write about where to buy cameras and such things. I have some very interesting things to say about ebay, penny auctions, scam websites, adorama, amazon, and bestbuys. so stay tuned.
by the way, I have not completely figured out how to directly post pictures into my posts yet, so if anyone knows, let me know. because it would make things much more interesting.
So to sum this all up, you need three things to take a nice photo. 1. a camera that you understand. including your iphone camera. if you understand how to use it properly, then that counts for number one. 2. CREATIVITY. PEOPLE. BE CREATIVE! 3. Light! yep. thats it. I know people who have taken better pictures then me, on their iphone.
and I know people who pitch $3,000 in a camera, that take just plain baddd photos!
and the last thing to consider is lighting. straight on flash, is NOT flattering to peoples faces. harsh sunlight should also be avoided.