I have no regrets about investing in a good camera. While my iPhone 4 takes incredible pictures, I can still tell a dramatic difference with my Sony A33 $750 camera. Before you get hooked on a certain brand such as Canon or Nikon, I recommend stopping by your local camera store (such as Wolf Camera) and speaking with a professional about the best camera in your price range, even if you don’t plan on buying your camera from them. A Best Buy employee in their camera department once told me that I probably know more about their camera than he did and that was pretty embarrassing because I was 14 at the time! Not only has my Sony A33 enabled me to take high quality videos that have gotten 10s of thousands of views on YouTube, it has also been excellent for personal family pictures. The only down side of it is that it is large and somewhat heavy, making it annoying to carry around all day. Fortunately though, a number of small cameras are currently being produced with the same quality of a professional SLR-which are usually cheaper and can fit in the pocket of your jacket or in your purse. I eventually want to have a
small high quality camera that I can take to theme parks and big cities as well as a large camera that can be taken on road trips and attractions that are not all day events and don’t require a lot of walking. The iPad has also become an excellent device for an avid photographer and thanks to SCOTTEVEST one can now put their iPad in their coat pocket.
There are many incredible travel books out there and travel sites such as Darren Rowse’s Digital Photography School that provide amazing tips free of charge.