Cameras: Types, Accessories, Brands and Facts to Know

Green Technology 2015-08-08 1972
Cameras: Types, Accessories, Brands and Facts to know

            If there something everyone loves to do it is to create wonderful memories to look back on. The beautiful and tender moments we have between us, our loved ones and the earth, that is what makes us feel happy and fulfilled. One of the best ways we know how to do that is to capture it in photos. Collages, group pictures, selfies, it really does not matter how we capture them as long as we have them to look at whenever we feel down or sad. It is quite a well-known expression of art as well since taking a perfect photograph is quite hard.


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            The people that are into creating art and understanding photography in all its senses and wonders are called photographers. Day and night they search for landscapes, people, moments and the tiniest of details so they could attempt to grasp it all in a photo. They understand that these small memoirs make us feel and understand those moments even if we were not initially a part of them.

          Looking at a smiling family, a majestic lion or a small droplet of water as it grazes in a downwards spiral of a leaf, it all makes us comprehend a small part of the bigger instance, and it really is something special. If there was a perfect comparison to be made, photography is much like paintings, a captured scene that we gaze upon and see differently.

            Many photographers make a living off their art, but there are also others who just take photos as an amusing hobby and for the most part will use a phone or an amateur camera. There is a difference between cameras that most of us do not focus on, believing all of them to be able to take the same photo and to the same effect when in reality it is not that simple.

           Appliances, customizations, lighting and lens quality all intervene in the creation of the image and are crucial in its development. The knowledge of the photographer is very important as well in these circumstances.

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            The difference should be noted between an amateur and professional camera nevertheless. The ability to produce high quality photos and capture moments in a short amount of time are what really intervene in the separation process.

            An amateur camera will take the photo and it will look okay, at times even looking great. The lens is not the best quality though and any sort of movement will damage the photo, making it look blurry and unwanted. The lighting is also essential since most of these cameras will fail to recognize the scenario if it is too dark and might saturate the image if there is too much flash or light where it should not be. The lens cannot be changed in these either.

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            A professional camera is a quick and responsive one, capable of taking a photo in seconds and reducing any movement to a minimal, making it look as if time stopped just for a little while. They will usually be able to hold appliances and switch different things, these being straps, flashes and lenses. It is an adaptable machine ready to supply high quality photos.

            Yet, having a professional camera will not make you a professional. The knowledge needed to adapt to the lighting, figure out what angle to take, what effects you could use and at what point you should take the photo all comes through extensive work and learning. A camera will not do the work for anyone, but instead provide great aid to those who know what they are doing.

            The type of camera is more of an individual taste kind of thing when it comes to quality and power. Most professional cameras hold the same advantages and abilities, but, as in many other markets, there are two competing forces that are recognized the most. These are Nikon and Canon.

             Any top 10 lists or comparisons will always have these two competitors and their fans arguing as to which one is the best. They are recognized for having some of the best specs in the industry and having limitless resources that can be applicable. In reality it all depends on the photographer and their tastes.

There are certain things one looks for in a camera, these being:

  • Megapixels
  • Sensors
  • Screen Size
  • Range
  • Iso Capacity
  • Shots per second
  • SLR

            These are all qualities pertaining to the camera itself. After that, all other impacting things that we search for can be found in the lens. The most important quality is normally that the camera be SLR, which stands for Single Lens Reflex. This means the lens can be changed to the preference of the photographer, bringing new realms of possibilities when it comes to lag time, resolutions, contrast and more. These all depend on your taste and budget.

            There are some other things to consider buying in the ongoing market of photography if interested in becoming a professional and making money out of it. Tripods, bracelets, cases, microphones, cords, straps and handle bars are all vital but the biggest thing to consider is what flash you are going to use.

                Their response time and connectivity to the camera are of high importance and have a definite impact on what the end result will look like. Now, most photographers will have small and adaptable flashes right on the camera, but will be limited to a smaller light and options as to where they want the flash to come from and to what effect. Others will have large kits with mountings and what not so they can move it around at their will and see what works best for them.

            The prices for flash kits usually range between the small 32$ to the larger amount of 500$. It is good to know that the higher the price, the more adaptable it is, working for various brands and it will bring various flashes of different qualities. Many photographers state that having a good group of flashes is best but that adaptable or mounting options are really up to you.

            Camera bring a different spectrum into view when it comes to seeing moments and feeling them. Their effects, maneuvering and capture ability greatly influences what the image looks like and how we see them, creating interesting points of view for everyone. Thankfully, this world of photography is open for anyone to enter and learn from, understanding the ways to get the images as they want them and maybe even pursuing a career in it.

          People will always need photos that inspire and make them feel so the world will always need good photographers too. Just make sure that if you are to venture into this area of the arts to search all your options on what you want to buy, what you wish to achieve with it and that you have the knowledge to go about it.

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