by Chris Devers
Question by Nick Dolan: So I want to get into filming and photography for snowboarding mainly, but I need some help.?
So I don’t really know that much about it, probably a lot more than just an everyday person, but not a ton. I’m not an idiot I know it’s expensive, but i’m not that great at riding compared to a lot of the people I ride with so I would really enjoy taking photos and filming/editing. I’m a junior in high school and have never taken a video or photo class so would it be stupid or to late to start. I’m pretty good at taking artsy photos and stuff, like I said I kind of know what i’m doing, a lot better than most people that have never taken a class or anything at least. I like the Cannon T2i a lot, but it’s a little more than what I want to pay, so can anybody help me out here and tell me some good cameras preferably below 500 and a good fish eye lens, along with any other lenses I might need/ editing software (don’t have a Mac). Thanks a lot!
Ha thanks man, filming’s just a common snowboard term it’s what everybody says from where i’m around, even the guys that go to school for it. But thanks a lot.
Answer by Jim A
So Nick if you’re going to seriously talk photography rather than just across the table, lets get one term straight. These cameras don’t do “filming”, that’s in Hollywood. These cameras record video.
Best to have your terms in order so you don’t sound like you have no clue when you’re talking with people who do.
About the only thing you’re going to find for your price range is a video camera. I own a Canon
eos t1i among others, current retail about $ 750. This is the lowest priced Canon dslr that does video. Everything else is one of the tiny video cameras that bounces absolutely everywhere without a tripod.
If you’re truly serious put some more cash together, take a course in photography or video production and learn the in’s and out’s of this business. It’s not something that comes over night but if you’re serious and want to work at it, you’ll get there.
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