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Need a camera for website start up

by BrewsterTX / September 13, 2012 2:19 AM PDT

Hello! First of all I am a newbie to cameras and I have only experience with point and shoot digital cameras. I have been doing some research on digital SLR cameras and need some advice. I am involved in a brewery start-up and am in charge of pictures for the website. I know I am going to need good quality pictures to make the site as credible as possible. I want to take a lot of different types of photos (close up, wide angle, action) so I want a camera with interchangeable lenses. As for the body I have found this one that I like from one of the threads that seems to be basically what I will need:

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-T1i-Digital-18-55mm-3-5-5-6/dp/B001XURPQS

So my questions are will this camera be good for my needs or is there a better style of camera I should use? Also, will I need to buy another lens immediately or will I be able to get away with the lens (Includes Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens) that comes with the camera to at least get good pics for the website?

Thanks for your time!

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It's not the camera
by PistonCupChampion / September 13, 2012 3:41 AM PDT

The T1i would be fine, but so would just about any camera, even conceivably a point and shoot. Image quality is highly overrated. What makes a good photograph is more about composition and lighting than sharpness. Besides, quite a bit of "pixel peeping" sharpness is lost when downsizing photos for website use, so even a technically less-perfect camera's output would look identical, or nearly so, to a DSLR. Mostly you just need a camera with manual control available, and the knowledge of how to adjust exposure if necessary.

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Nice choice but not all there is to great pictures.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 13, 2012 3:52 AM PDT

I've seen great shots with far less a camera. But the photog was careful in lighting and composition. They never tried to shoot in low light and well, the other issues that make a poor shot.

I'm going with overkill.

Try this. Share what you have now and consider better lighting.
Bob

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