Good morning, friends!
I’ve been on the hunt for a camera for a few weeks now. I used to be into photography when I was younger and (humbly) quite good at it. I’m definitely into scenery / landscape photography the most and I want to start getting back into a hobby that I used to love.
Here’s the problem – I have no idea what to buy! I don’t want to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars because 1) I don’t have that in my bank account and 2) I don’t think it’s necessary to take great photos. When I was in 4-H many many moons ago, I had a Nikon film camera that I lovvvved, but it was a gift so I didn’t pay for it. I’m looking for suggestions, so I’d love any help!
1) High enough mexapixels (at least 16) so that I can have some of my photos printed and blown up to put on the wall
2) Good video capability so I can maybe actually start the YouTube channel I’ve been talking about for a year now
4) Will work better for blogging than just my grainy iPhone pics
3) Not going to make me broke for the rest of my life
Another reason I’m pushing to get a camera is because I go to Ireland in September, and I want to take pictures there (obviously), but I need the quality to be great so that I can blow some of the photos up once I get back. I have this HUGE wall at my apartment that’s just waiting to be filled with photos from Ireland – honestly that’s why I haven’t put anything on it yet! Plus I’d like one for my office at work.
I’ve heard people love Canons and I’m partial to Nikons (even though I’ve only had one … so I guess I can’t be partial), but let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions! Also, if you have any ideas for other things I should be looking for when buying a camera. It’s been so long and digital cameras are so much different than my film camera that I don’t even know what to look for anymore!
Sorry this post is a bit different than normal, but I figured bloggers probably would be great at helping me find a camera! 🙂