Tech Tips: Camera Options
Technology is important for a photographer. As my wife would tell me, Alexander Gardner paved the way for photographers during the American Civil War. Currently, I use two types of Canon cameras, my original baby, the T-3 Rebel, a fantastic beginner’s camera for one who is just getting into photography and is on a very tight budget. The camera itself is versatile and light and can take a pounding. I have owned mine for 4 years and have taken over 20,000 photographs, dropped it, hiked and kayaked through multiple storms; it has weathered conditions ranging from 15 degrees below zero and temperatures above 100 and the camera just keeps on going. The Canon T-3 will teach the beginner patience. Every photographer wants that one shot that is the holy wow of shots. With the T-3 you will have to wait, anticipate, and shoot before the action happens. You see a bird such as a Blue Heron or an Egret spearing its head into the water for that fish or snake and then eating it. You want to capture that moment when the Heron or Egret is lifting its head out of the water and the droplets of water are spraying off of the neck and head. You will have to anticipate the shot and shoot, because the shutter speed on the T-3 does not provide a barrage of shots or the favorite photographer sound, the clicking shutter. The T-3 is a great camera; keep in mind it is not waterproof, however. Lesson learned.
These are two cameras that will teach someone patience and assistance in understanding photography from a beginner’s point of view, instead of purchasing a higher-priced model right from the start. I feel one would come to appreciate what it means to be patient when taking photographs with these two models.
See you in the next post!