I Want To Learn Photography But I Don’t Have A Camera

I Want To Learn Photography But I Don’t Have A Camera

 

I Want To Learn Photography But I Don't Have A Camera

 

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I Want To Learn Photography But I Don’t Have A Camera

 

Let’s reframe…

What our ideas about what a camera is.
In my mind, a camera is a device (usually light-tight) that records light onto light-sensitive material.
Foundationally, to me, that’s all a camera is.
So, if we have a device (usually light-tight) that records light onto light-sensitive material, we have a camera.
But, let me be clear, I think that learning how to operate whatever camera that we’ll be using is only part of learning photography.

Different cameras. Different results.

Of course, there’s a lot of different types of cameras out there.
For example, beyond film or digital capture, there’s DSLR, SLR, medium format, large format, compact, hybrid, etc.
As a result, not only do these different cameras result in different user experiences in terms of camera operation, they also result in different qualities in terms of the output.
For clarity, what I mean by the word output is the photograph that is created based on the characteristics of the camera.
But, the bottom line is, whatever camera we have we can use it to make a picture.
And since we can use it to make a picture, we can learn about photography and what we do as photographers while in the process of creating photographs.

Yes. More than likely we have a camera that we can learn photography with.

In closing, If you’ve got a camera on your phone, you’ve got a camera.
And yes, that camera is good enough to use to begin to learn photography.
Furthermore, before we plunk down money for a camera that is more complex than the one we have on the phone, I strongly recommend using the camera on your phone to learn photography.
Because if you do that it will not only allow you to learn about photography, but it will better prepare you to buy a more complex camera when you NEED it not WANT it.

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Related Blog Posts/Pages:
Does The Camera Matter?
What We All Do As Photographers

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