hi sarah,

the photographs on a house in the hills are beautiful and I’m wondering if you have any advice for a fellow blogger looking for a good digital camera.  any advice would be appreciated. thank you!  – carmine {answer after the jump}

hi carmine,

this is a question i get asked a lot so i think it’s about time i answer it!  since i require the best of the best for the work i do with birds of a featheri use the canon 5d mark III and love it more than any other.  but i think it’s overkill for a blogger camera, unless you’re shooting all the time and making a pretty penny off your blog.  the camera i would recommend for any beginner photographer or blogger is the canon rebel. it’s the camera my students used when i taught photography at a local art college and i saw some really amazing work produced with it.  

there is however a caveat – image quality is hugely dependant on the quality of the lens you’re using.  i prefer to use prime lenses (meaning, no zoom!) but that’s expensive and not what i’d recommend for someone looking for a blogging camera.  instead i’d recommend the canon 24-70 mm for any professional blogger who wants to invest in their equipment.  this lens is super high quality (i know you probably died a little inside when you saw the price) and also extremely versatile.  you can shoot food, landscapes, people and still life’s without having to think about swapping it out for another.  for those reasons i think it’s a brilliant pick and can’t be beat.  but if you can’t afford the lens don’t sweat it, use the one it comes with and you’ll still be ahead of the game!  happy snapping carmine!   xx- sarah  

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  1. Shelby|

    this is so perfect I'm looking to buy a camera and haven't been able to decide which one. thank you!

  2. Eva|

    I'm with Charity, I'd love to hear more! Thank you Sarah, your blog is a constant source of inspiration for me!

  3. Jen|

    Uhg… Drool- I've been wanting one of those for a while now. Sometimes you can get really great deals on used lenses. Try B&H Photo and Adorama online for deals.

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