Thursday, January 4, 2024

Welcome to the Camera Ninja's BLOG

I'm a photographer in San Diego.  I enjoy and therefore focus my 30+ years of experience on portraiture photography.  I don't feel I'm the best, but as the Camera Ninja, I've captured some very marketable images and more importantly, I really enjoyed the experience and the results.  This BLOG is the result of various people asking me advice or questions and, like my other BLOGs (Cyberthoughts The Throb of Life), the strange need to jot it down.  All images are mine and under copyright unless specifically stated.

Starting Out In Photography - Choosing A Camera

Why Photography?

As you begin your journey, it' will be important to think about what you first plan to do as a photographer. As you look at the work of others, what is your focus? You don't have to limit yourself to just one genre or type of photography but what you want to do will inform your first steps in your learning journey.

Rarely do photographers limit themselves to just one aspect of photography. Initially you can't afford, nor does it makes sense, to purchase a whole bunch of kits to perform various task, but rather a camera body that accepts different lenses. But... It's OK to purchase a camera that has a fixed lens to get started. Cameras like the Fujifilm X100v are excellent cameras and are one of the most popular street photography cameras.