I’ve been interested in photography at various levels for some time. I dabbled a bit in college with 35mm film but never really got into it, mainly due to cost. Without access to your own darkroom developing film can be an expensive proposition.
I’ve been doing a lot of research about dSLR’s lately in prep to buy myself a dSLR. I figured I’d detail my thoughts from a relative newbie’s perspective. First a little bit on my parameters and intentions.
My budget is roughly $1000, I’m looking for a reasonable advanced camera that I can use as a learning tool. The goal is to learn more about the technology of photography (hopefully dragging the art out of me kicking and screaming) as well as taking better pictures. I’ll mostly be shooting sporting event type activities, (disc golf, kids in the backyard, etc) family stuff, but I do want to do a little bit of artistic photography. Several of the new cameras have HD video as a feature. While this isn’t real important to me, it’s a fun thing to play with.