At least we know how durable DSLRs are, and that is probably one of the best reason to keep on owning one! NOT!
Aside from being a graphic designer, I'm also do photography on the side (hey gotta make money!). I’ve been “DSRL-less” since I got my Canon G15 in 2012. And for those who enrolled in my Udemy class, you know that my G15 is still in active service. Originally designed to have DSLR qualities in a pocketable format, the G15 easily became a photographers secondary camera (I use it as my main camera. Clients don’t even notice any difference, unless I show them the Canon G15).
Then in March 2014, the Canon EOS Rebel T5 came out. I held it. And that was the day I knew that the age of SLR cameras is slowly coming to an end. Fast forward to present day. I again encountered Canon’s Rebel T5…
Composing photos is like any designing task. The difference is, in photography the main elements that you control are your camera and you. Photography is an art. There are no rigid “rules” when it comes to creating art, only best practices and principles. Most of these principles are called “rules”, but in practice, they’re more like guidelines.
When I decided to teach, students loved how I simplify and make concepts easy but there are those peculiar students that took this a sign of incompetence. One of those topics is the topic of aperture and f-stop. In my course this was simplified for easy understanding and ready application. Although, if you’re one of those people who want a tedious explanation of concepts, well, here it is!
Over the years I encounter a lot of students and friends who wonder: What’s "wrong" with their picture? It goes something like this, they come with their pro-grade fancy-shwancy DSLRs with an equally fancy-shwancy 70-300mm lens and say, “this sh*t camera! Everything is blurred! I paid thousands of dollars for this piece of sh*t! They lied to me! Just look at this sh*t!”
I could say without a shadow of doubt, what’s wrong with the picture is camera shake. It’s not the camera; it’s how you use the camera.