I got into photography in 2018 and I haven’t been able to put down the camera. Photography is one of those hobbies that feels so surreal that gives you the power to convert a memory into a physical photo. I can’t think of a better hobby to recommend to others. Sure there’s many that can pick up a phone and snap a picture and share it on social media… but how can you separate your photo from others? What makes a good photo? There’s so many elements of photography that need to be mastered before you can answer that question.
Learning photography can help you express your stories visually to be best of your ability. One of the main reasons to own a standalone camera is so you can focus on your craft. A smart phone is much more than a camera. A standalone, mirrorless camera is only that. It can’t receive text messages, phone calls or other disturbances while taking a photo.
Photography is a craft and it can be an intensive process. Photographers love this process and don’t mind spending the extra time working on their craft. If that sounds interesting to you – you need to pick up a camera now!
If you are absolutely brand new to photography, I’d highly recommend the Panasonic Lumix GX9 or the Panasonic Lumix GX85.