Photojournalism was part of my curriculum in college. For one semester or five months to be exact, we were taught how to hold and load films in camera; the opening and speed needed for a certain subject to shoot. Our professor who also taught the same subject in another state university was good at giving lectures about photography, I wish I was able to record her lectures the whole time. But you know what, she could have taught us to shoot more, to use our camera frequently or expose us to the real world of photography. I don’t have my old camera with me now and did not pursue photography either. But given the opportunity, I would take up short courses to learn more about cameras and learn techniques to shoot better pictures. Well, it’s never too late to learn anything. I just needed to manage my time and yes, I need funds to realize my dream.
You want to save up on money because of your reverse mortgage. Besides, you know that there are still some second hand items that you can buy in the market that are functioning well. They may need to be cleaned a bit but they are still as good as new. If taking photographs is one of your passions, you can purchase a second hand camera. Just remember that there are some things to remember before buying any camera:
- Know what you want.
Do you like a particular brand or model? Why do you need to search others when you already know what you want to look for? Keep the search as simple as possible so you will not complicate things anymore.
- Check the features of the camera.
Does the camera you want have the features that you are searching for? There are also some freebies that sellers may give such as an underwater case or a tripod or even a free lens. These freebies will also amount to savings.
- Test the camera first.
This can be complicated when buying online but some sellers will allow you to try it out first and then you can return it if you are unhappy with it. If you can meet up with the seller face to face, this will be fine as you can test the camera before buying.
Second hand cameras may be pre – loved but they are still worth checking out.
Cameras right now have gotten relatively cheaper than before. However, there are still some stores that can offer lower prices for cameras that still cost a lot in other stores. Most of the time, these stores are not that commercialized and may be located in less industrialized locations which explains the fact why the products cost lower than usual.
In order to check out the different cameras, you need to make sure that you know the different store locations. Knowing the store location can be a great advantage because at least you will not get lost when you are trying to find the different shops.
For accessories, you’ll definitely get a fair deal for camera bags and straps at Zalora. If you have friends who know something about cameras, you can ask them first so you’ll be able to compare brands and prices.