It wasn’t until I was making a photobook for my parent’s Christmas present that I realized, “Whoa, I need a better camera.” My pictures in my earliest photo books were pretty grainy, and they looked much better in my later books when I had a slightly better digital camera. Even then, they weren’t crystal clear, but I assumed it was because of the printing. Well, little did I know. I had to weigh the pros and cons of a DSLR.
My dad’s pictures were incredibly detailed and were crystal clear even when they took up the whole page. I couldn’t believe it. Since my next big trip was going to be the Galapagos, I knew I needed to up my game.
As with any big decision, I needed to look at the pros and cons. I looked at a lot of websites (here’s a link to my favorite one), but a lot of them were very technical. So to avoid having to do all that research yourself! Here’s a visual of the
Pros and Cons of DSLR!
So, for the winner… I feel like that’s a personal choice you have to make! Sacrifice quality for portability or price? Or is quality the most important thing? How do I handle it?
Yikes, I’m that monster that brings like 3 or 4 cameras! My phone (Gosh, do selfies look good any other way??), my fancy pants camera (Canon Rebel), a 360 camera and a waterproof camera. The waterproof one is great for easy and quick shots and for, obviously, water situations. I bring my waterproof one for times when I don’t have the time to fiddle with settings! I bring my fancy pants camera for times that I know it’ll be ridiculously gorgeous, and I’ll want a large picture in my book. Here’s the exact bundle that I got, and it’s a crazy good deal! If you click below and decide to purchase it, I do receive a small kick back at no cost to you 🙂
Yea. I think I made my point right there.
But because I had no idea how to use my new Canon Rebel, I found some awesome cheat sheets! I ended up buying them from a professional photographer here (he has them for tons of different types of cameras!), and then making them into an adorable booklet at school because I’m a weirdo. Color code much? I’ve brought that little guy with me everywhere.