I don’t tend to do much ‘personal’ posting on the site, as I tend to do more guides/interviews/tips/reviews etc – but I wanted to break that trend today. I’ve been looking back through some of my old photos, and comparing them to my newer ones, and it’s just so apparent how much better my shots have become since starting to learn about photography (and getting a DSLR, too).
So, I wanted to say, if you’re on the fence about whether to go for a DSLR, and start to learn about this great subject, don’t hang around – just go for it.
The biggest reason for me, is the better photos of my family and friends. Now, i’m not saying that my ‘new’ photos are in anyway amazing, jaw-dropping, professional quality etc – because they’re not – but what they are is so much better!
Take, for example, a typical photo of my friends that I used to take, on a compact:
And compare to a much more recent shot, taken with a Canon 500D:
I’m Not Saying It’s All About The Camera…
…because it’s not at all. You can take fantastic shots on compacts. What I am saying is that buying a DSLR kind of ‘forced my hand’ in that it made me start to learn about photography; I’d made quite a hefty purchase, and I wanted to make sure I was getting the most out of it.
Being able to take better photos of my frends has made every penny, and every second learning, totally worthwhile.
Here’s another embarrassing before and after:
Go For It!
I know it can seem daunting, and I know getting a DSLR is a lot of money, but it’s just so worthwhile. Once you’ve learned some of the basics (which this site can help you with a bit – and you’re also more than welcome to pop over to our Facebook page and ask us a question) then you’ll be taking photos that are that much better that you’ll wonder why you were ever questioning gettting a DSLR at all.
I’m going to leave you with some more photos from a recent trip I took with friends (I’m based in the UK, by the way, and we all decided to go for a great south west holiday; definitely recommend it, there are some great holiday cottages in Devon – perfect for a group of friends looking for something a bit different to London or an 18 – 30’s holiday!).