I agree 100% with Lukas!
Welcome to the forum - please post some photos and share some of this fun!
No reason at all for you not to consider a DSLR and have fun with the P&S
Loads of people do. At the end of the day - the guy (or gal) behind the camera is the one who makes the shot!
Hey; people are changing careers at 50 every day. Surely 30 isn't too old for just about anything except maybe becomeing a pro athlete.
Nice to meet you Westy.
One advantage of the DSLR you're considering is that you can control the depth of field, ie put the background out of focus. If you love landscapes that could be a disadvantage. For a quick moving dog though the abscence of shutter lag with a DSLR could be usefull. Oh and I changed from a P&S at 39.
Hi, thanks for the welcomes. Im still split between buying a DSLR and waiting. Im taking a beginners photography course and would like to take something that had manual controls, i dont want to look uneasy with an unfamiliar DSLR.
Hi! I'm new here.. my name is Fiona (Puritycontroller) this is me:
I've always loved taking pictures, started snapping my first pet (a cat) when I was about ten and I've been poking a lens at everyone and everything ever since!
My first camera was a kodak with a flip out cover that also served as a handle.. remember those?! :p
Since then I have owned:
Canon Sureshot telemax
Canon Powershot A85
Canon Powershot A620 - Used to take all of my 'woodland whiskers' photos!
Nikon Coolpix S210
Canon Powershot Sx1 IS - Purchased last week and still being fiddled with!;)
I admit that I'm only a novice and don't know much about manual camera settings. My usual approach is 'ooh what does this button do?' followed by a lot of trial and error.
About 5 years ago I became interested in the local wildlife and I love spending time in the woods watching the red squirrels, birds and bank voles.
Hi Fiona - I was just looking at your squirrel shots - they are lovely!!
I haven't seen a red squirrel up that close.
Keep experimenting and snapping away - you are clearly good at it -
so enjoy what you do well.
If you are ever unsure about the workings of any of your cameras - there are reviews on this site - and also on some other sites too.
Just shout if you need to know anything
That's us here Fiona - we just love taking photos - there are some
amazing photos posted here too!
I visit a couple of other Forums - I have been to many and I am now quite selective about where I reside - I like the format here - I find it very accessable and the people friendly and helpfull.
Looking forward to seeing more of your photos
hello ladies and gents.
sam here and i am new to the photography world. my 6 year old sony t33 point and shoot died a week ago and i decided to pull the trigger on the canon rebel t1i. i'm in love with the camera right now. taking shots of everything i see.
hopefully i can learn a lot of things from the forums and you guys.