DSLR vs Phone Camera

So you all may know that I love taking photos.

This habit has been supported (or enabled) by my blogging habit, and it led me to wanting to a DSLR. I wanted to practise my photography, and a manual camera felt like the next step for me.

I’d also had my old point and click camera for a few years and it was starting to have quirks, so I wanted to upgrade. The quality of photos I took on my phone were pretty good, but I had less control over  the settings. Sometimes, I couldn’t get it in focus, or the light wasn’t good, so I wanted a camera where I had more control over those. But in general, I was pretty pleased with the camera on my phone.

When I first got my DSLR, I was so happy with the quality of the photos! They were sharper, and even when I zoomed in, the quality remained perfect (something the camera on my phone couldn’t do). It also helped when filming my videos. The audio quality was much better than my phone. It’s a bit bulky to try do vlogging activities, but I wanted it more for taking photos.

I still haven’t explored too much in manual mode, preferring to use the presets. I have been looking more into how to use manual, and I hope to practice with it soon.

All in all, I’m really happy with my decision to get a DSLR. I’m still only scratching the surface with what I can do with it, and one day, I’d like to buy a new lens or even a more advanced camera! If you’re thinking of buying a DSLR, definitely put lots of thought in and don’t get it on impulse. If all you want is good quality, there are a lot of good cameras that come with phones, but if you want to work more on photography then this is a good option!

What do you use to take photos for your blog?

Angela.

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