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Frame the Future: Your Ultimate Guide to Choosing Your Next Camera

Hey there and welcome back! Ready to dive into the mesmerizing world of pixels, lenses, and ISOs?

Today we are going to be talking about something I’ve been asked quite a bit in the past…. how to choose your next camera. Picking your next camera can be confusing and overwhelming. But don't sweat it, I've got your back!

Choosing your next camera

Before you start being overwhelmed by image quality, interchangeable lenses, image stabilization, sensor size, amongst other things, I want you to focus on the three most important ones (at least in my opinion):

These three things are going to decide for you. I do want to make it very clear that yes, there are more factors that are important when you are choosing your next camera but I think these are the ones that will seal the deal. Keep reading and I'll explain why.


Purpose

Let's talk about 'Purpose'. Are you the kind of person who captures landscapes that would make Ansel Adams weep with joy, or are you more into street photography like the legendary Henri Cartier-Bresson? Each genre requires a specific set of features, so this will significantly influence your choice.

There are different types of photography and below I've included a list with some examples. Not all of these are my images (they are stock images) as not all of these are my area of photography but I did want to show you in case you are not sure about what your style is.

  • Portrait

Portrait of a boy in a white tshirt
Portrait of my beautiful nephew.

  • Wedding

Example of wedding photography
Example of wedding photography

  • Sports

girl in a pink rashtop surfing
Example of sports photography at the Women's Canterbury Champs 2021

  • Product

gin bottle as an example of product photography
Aroha Gin bottle as an example of product photography

  • Food

  • Landscape