(Closed) NWR: Best DSLR for Beginners

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014



Awesome awesome site about cameras and how to use them. I got a Nikon D40 to learn on then got a more complex D90. If I were buying one now I would probably get a Nikon D5100. And invest in the TIME it takes to learn photo editing – something easy like photoshop elements. Get a manual with a practice CD and walk through it. Your camera may take great photos but uploading in .raw and learning how to tweak your colors and take out a blemish is priceless. 

Me: I don’t look so good in this photo (on my phone, a selfie)

My son: probably because you didn’t photoshop it. 🙂 

Post # 18
11744 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@BakeosaurusRex:  so glad you started this. We’re looking for a new camera for when baby arrives. Hope someone can give some good insight!

Post # 19
983 posts
Busy bee

+1 for all the PPs who suggested a 50mm. They are reat everyday lenses, pretty cheap, and would be great for baking photography. I have a Canon 60D (not sure what it would be called there) which I LOVE and is a good starter camera but still offers options for when you are a bit more experienced.

My best advice would be to go to a shop and hold both Canon and Nikon cameras. Some people just prefer the feel of Nikon, while for me the Canon felt so much better in my hands. They’re all great cameras so you can’t really go wrong, it’s just personal preference.

Also if you’ve used Canon slrs before you will find that the layout is very similar to the canon dslrs. 

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