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Photographer Tests Her Skills With A One Dollar Camera

Amateur photographers often assume more expensive cameras will take better pictures, but photography is all about vision and composition so it doesn't have to be an expensive hobby.

In fact, there are plenty of pros out there who get by just fine with moderately priced equipment, because when it comes to cameras a higher price rarely equals noticeably better photos.

To prove this point photographer Skyler Adams picked up an old Canon Sure Shot and an expired roll of film in a Japanese thrift store for a buck each, shooting exclusively with that cheapo camera for a month.

Skyler's shots prove a cheap camera and an expired roll of film can take photographs that are virtually impossible to tell apart from digital pics, and the entire exercise only cost her ten bucks!

-Via PetaPixel


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Cheap cameras work just fine in full bright sunlight and with stationary subjects. They are worthless, however in low light conditions, and pretty poor with any motion. You might notice that expensive cameras have a HUGE lens up front... That allows them to gather far more light, in far less time, which makes all the difference with action or low-light shots.
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Actually, Lucas went cheap on the prequels. He used digital HD cameras, which saved a lot of money, BUT you will never see them in 4k when that becomes popular. Film would have been more expensive, but higher quality and more future-proof.
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