I’m thinking of picking up an entry level DSLR and start a series of beginner guides for those that are just getting into photography. I always get asked if the tutorials I make are aplicable to less expensive gear. Many people assume that I get my results because I use a Canon 5D Mark II. I think the easiest way to show people that you can get good images with any camera is by using a camera that a lot of people use.
My plan is to pick up an older entry level body (Nikon D3100, D3200/Canon Rebel T2i, T3i) and do a complete beginners guide using that camera. I’d start of with learning the camera itself, and then move on to doing real world examples of how you can take different kinds of photos with them (portraits, landscapes, street photography, off-camera flash, etc.).
This idea has been in my mind for a long time now, but I’ve afraid to make the purchase because, although it’s not too much money, it’s still a lot for a kid in college. My goal is to be able to help people get around photography as best as possible, and this is an idea that I think would be really effective. If you guys think that a series like this could be effective, I’d have no problem spending a few hundred dollars to make it happen.
What do you guys think? I’d love to hear your inout and ideas!