New Photographer

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by kitch95, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. kitch95 macrumors regular


    Jun 5, 2008
    I am new to photography and have been using my dads old canon eos 300d for a while. But now I have decided to upgrade and buy my self a camera. I have narrowed it down to the canon eos 1000d and the canon powershot G10.

    I would be mainly using the camera for taking photos of food for my very small business and for recreational photography.

    Any advice would be much appreciated thanks.
  2. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    A dSLR, with the larger/better censor, will get you better pic quality.
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    If you currently have lenses for the 300D then you should go with the 1000D as it is a very decent camera. The G10 is good also, but you won't have any room for improvement with it since it does not have interchangeable lenses. You might consider selling the 300D and putting that money towards lenses as well :)
  4. SteveMobs macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2008
    Washington D.C.
    Neat. As far as cameras go, I don't know.

    But I looked through the site and found this.

    "World Challenge is an expedition to various long & short hall destinations around the world. The trip I’m taking part in is to Morocco in May this year. The trek takes a week and involves going across a desert and summiting a mountain."

    I think you meant to use the word "haul" as opposed to "hall".

    Neat business though.
  5. kitch95 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 5, 2008
    Thanks for pointing out the error I will change that
  6. Phrasikleia macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2008
    Over there------->
    You will get much better quality and more flexibility out of the DSLR. The point-and-shoot will give you a smaller package, but has few other benefits (actually no other benefits that I can think of).
  7. Ryan1524 macrumors 68000


    Apr 9, 2003
    Canada GTA
    You can get a previous generation mid-level model for a decent price. I think that's a better investment than getting the latest entry-level model. Also, lenses are more important than bodies. Spend less on the camera if it gets you a better glass.

    This might sound like a silly excuse to get an SLR, but school clubs, for example, seems to like letting people with SLRs in as their 'photographers' if there's an event. Having an SLR gives you more cred and in turn will allow you to get interesting shooting jobs where you can really challenge your skills.

    If you really want to learn, ignore the size and weight.

    Happy shooting. :)

    Edit: Didn't read that you were going to travel. If so, it's your call. The G10 is a very nice camera. I'd personally still bring my SLR, but I'd pick ONE lens to bring with me, two at most.
  8. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2007
    Do you have to give the 300D back or something? I ask because it is actually a fine body and will hardly give worse results for most purposes than these newer cameras. What would likely improve things would be better light, perhaps props and a decent macro lens. You ought to be able to get some of this stuff with the money saved from the camera. Just a thought.
  9. kitch95 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 5, 2008
    I do its not my camera I just borrow it when I need it. E.g. when I take photos of my food
  10. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2007
    Ahh, it's just that when you said 'Old' I thought you meant he had a new one and it was laying idle. 'my bad!'
  11. kitch95 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 5, 2008
    I am leaning towards the DSLR for flexibility and I would be carrying it in a rucksack most of the time.
  12. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    dSLR always

    Buy glass and use an old body if you can - good glass is better than a newer camera.

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