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  • The Right Equipment for the Right Photographer

    Posted on March 16th, 2012 Staff Writer

    When purchasing your photography equipment there is a bit of excitement and awe of your new life line.  You spend hours even days becoming familiar with your equipment, settings, and lenses and take pride in the new piece.  Then you are aware of new equipment on the market and fear you do not have the quality as the new equipment for your photographs.  Rest assure, that before you jump up to by the new equipment there are a few things you can do to match these upgraded qualities.

    First, compare your old with the new equipment and find out specifically what has changed.  In every new piece of equipment the specifications seem better or more reliable, but with technology today the simplest solution could be to upgrade your old camera.  If you need more memory, you can simple purchase a larger memory from your local technology store.  Become clear of what is making this new camera so special.

    Second, most new equipment are being advertised with special features that can change the aspect of the picture to something elaborate.  If this type of photographs peaks your interest then explore your editing program to find if this program can accommodate your desire.  If you check with the manufacture or programmer of your software, sometimes they can give you upgrades to your program.  Sometimes the simplest and cost efficient way of solving a problem is right in your program.

    Third, taking several trips to your local camera store can give a lot of insight into the new equipment out there.  If they have the new equipment, experiment with it in the store and get a feel as to what it offers.  If you just absolutely have to have the new equipment, ask the store clerk if they do trade in.

    The first thing about being a photographer is to remember that the camera is not the sole reason behind a great photo, it is the photographer.  Once you find equipment you are comfortable with, then perhaps you should remain with the equipment and just upgrade when needed.

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