I’ve owned my basic Nikon Coolpix now for around 2 and a half years. I do love the camera, which is a basic bridge camera that is perfect for beginners. I have taken some photographs that I am rather proud of. Mainly flowers (they don’t move) and a stunning photo of The Flying Scotsman train (moves very fast) as it thundered past my house.
There’s something quite therapeutic about photographing the cut flowers in my home and the pretty colours bursting in my garden. But I am feeling as if I am out growing my camera. Both my Mother-in-law and Father-in-law are photographers. I feel like I should make more of an effort.
I see blogs with beautiful photo’s accompanying posts, yet mine always look grainy and never quite ‘on point’. I’m sure it’s probably my fault to be honest, but I am recently feeling the need to treat myself to something new. I would like to take a step up into the world of DSLR cameras. But where on Earth do I begin? There are so many DSLR’s to choose from, it’s a minefield. I feel like I need something that is perfect for a beginner moving away from a bridge camera, but not quite ready for a £1000+ fancy-bad-boy-long-lens-chunky-monkey camera.
Having a look online at the best budget, entry level DSLR cameras, I think I am going to go for something like the Canon EOS 100D, which is just under £400 and doesn’t seem so complicated that I need to study photography at Uni on a masters level. I’m a hobby photographer that only really takes pictures for my blog… or of flowers.