At the beginning of August, Tech Radar released their list of the best DSLR cameras, ranging from $500 to over $3,000. Let’s face it: you can easily empty your savings account on fancy pieces of photography equipment.
Cameras and gear like that may grab all the big tech headlines, but fortunately for the rest of us, buying photography equipment doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
For people who are on a budget or just getting started with photography, you’ll find resources and tips in this article about how you can achieve amazing photos by using a collection of camera gear without breaking the bank.
Your Essential Equipment
A good DSLR camera, tripod, lenses, and an external flash are your essential photography gear. Depending on what you want to achieve, you may be debating whether to invest in a mirror-less camera or not.
If you are looking to keep the prices down, a DSLR would be the best bet. One of the main reasons for this is that DSLR cameras have been around for a lot longer so there will be a much higher supply of various gear to choose from.
There are lots of other options for someone just starting the photography game than buying one brand new from a store. A good resources is to start by looking for some on sites like Craigslist or Letgo.