The trick with photography is to get the gear that is right for YOU. This will depend on your level of expertise (or the level you intend to work up to), what type of photography you are going to do, and your budget. Generally our advice would be you get what you pay for.
We don't want to throw a huge chunk of information at you at once, so we've split up our advice to you into the sections listed in the boxes below. Just click on one of the buttons inside the boxes for a rundown of what's what, plus rather a lot of advice on what to do with it!
You can certainly get great pictures with a mobile/cell 'phone, compact or bridge camera these days, but you sacrifice functionality for convenience.
That said the best camera is always the one you have with you. It is for that reason we use cameras in this range alongside our more advanced kit. It's more about the photographer than the kit!
Beginner to Intermediate
There is lots to consider here, such as
This can all be incredibally overwhelming, so we have some advice on each of these , so that you know what you might be looking for, and also why you might (or might not) need it. Click here for example if you want to know what a tripod can actually do for you for example.
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Stick 'em with the pointy thing
There's a lot to consider, and this "find out more section" hasn't been finalised. Things to condider are:
More Advanced Options
Here's a little bit to consider if you're wanting to expand your gear...
What can editing do for you and your photography? We will give you some recommendations also.
More Advanced Kit and Tips to Keep That Camera Steady
Higher End / More Advanced
We'll look at:
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