A lot of people ask me what my first camera was. I started out with a Nikon Coolpix and I’ll admit, I was a little bit scared at first. I was so used to doing it all myself and doing it so slowly, I was afraid I would screw up.
The answer is it took me a little while longer to get used to the camera than most people did. I was also pretty much an amateur at the time. I was a high school student, and the only thing I had going for me was my photography background. I have to admit, however, I was just starting out. I started with the Pentax K1000, and I was getting really good.
The reason I was getting good was because this is a camera I had my whole life. I had taken all of the photography classes I could, and I had the gear I could use to learn more. I was getting good, but I was still a beginner at the time. I was not getting good because I wasn’t going to the photoshoots I was at. I was not getting good because I didn’t have the gear I needed.
Well, this is a good example of when a newbie is “not getting good”. I remember getting a ton of help from my girlfriend at the time, but the camera was still so unreliable that I had to buy my own filter to correct the color balance. So I was still using a camera I had always owned. I was still a beginner at photography, but I was getting good.
At the time I was very fortunate to have a great camera to work with that would last me for many years. My first camera was an Olympus 50mm f2.0 and I was thrilled with it. But as I got older I started to feel it was getting too heavy, and that I was not using it enough. I stopped using it and started getting a new camera (this time a Pentax K-5). And this time I was getting good.
It’s been over a decade since I got a new camera, but I still think it’s the great camera for taking those first great photographs. I still use it all the time, and if you’re on the fence about buying a second camera, I recommend this one. It’s a Pentax K-5 with a 1/30-inch sensor that packs a lot of great power into a small body.
It’s a compact body with a long zoom lens and a built-in flash. It’s not a DSLR like the Canon 5D Mark II. For more power, though, it has a 16-megapixel sensor and is the first camera to use a 16-bit RAW (not the fancy RAW-C that a DSLR uses). The results are just amazing.
This camera doesn’t have the best name, but it’s really the best camera for taking images of your face and getting great close-up shots. The only really major drawback is that it’s a little too expensive.
Because the ‘power into a small body’ feature allows you to take photos with the camera directly on your face, the’sims 3 photography skill’ is a super useful skill for taking great face shots. It can be used as a substitute for facial recognition, but only if your face is really close to the camera.
I’ve used this camera a lot recently, and it really works well. It’s a little more expensive than its competitors, but its accurate, can take nice photos of your face and isn’t too expensive to boot.