One of the most FAQ i got from people is: what camera do you use? Also, what camera should I buy? Well, here are my answers.
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Firstly, what camera do I use?
To be honest with you, I am one of those cheap arse photographers.
Secondly, what camera should I buy?
Always check these things:
First, how much budget do you have?
Second, what are you going to shoot with it?
Third, do you really need a DSLR/Mirrorless camera?
My answer is: No, you don't always need a DSLR
As you can see above, I have cut off a lot of my gears, and I am just using the necessaries. Also, a lot of my images I create nowadays were taken with my phone and compact camera which I take everyday with me.
Most people who asked me if they should get a DSLR want a camera for daily use, and when I suggest that they should simply get a compact camera instead, and if they want to get to know more about photography, they should use the budget to invest on books and photography courses. The conversation normally would end right there since people might interpret my answer as insincere, but I reckon it definitely is the best answer.
Moreover, I am not saying all those fancy gears are not worth it, I mean there will be a point where you will need them if you want to treat photography as your career. Then it is mandatory to be prepared.
Best example of this scenario: Matthew Vandeputte (check out his works, he is the best) Whenever I meet this guy, he is always ready for shooting anything: timelapse, Vlog, drone, you name it. This is the point where you need your gears to support you creating the contents that you cannot achieve without them.
So yes, my recommendation will still be: get a compact camera if you just want to take photos for fun. Trust me, they are powerful nowadays! (see this one here ) and don't worry too much about the gears, What is more important to great photos are the mind behind it, not always the gears.
Last but not least, here is one of my favourite Youtube photography series for you to enjoy.