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Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsCameras · 2 months ago

What camera should I buy if it want to take cool photos like this?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    A camera will not take a photo like this. The photographer has to be in the right place, at the right time and see a photo op when it is in front of her/him.

    Much of this image is post processed.

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  • W
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    The camera is a tool. The photographer is the artist. Unless you truly understand how to get the most out of a digital camera, keep it simple at first. 

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  • 2 months ago

    You can get as good a one with a pin-hole camera made from cardboard and a little black paint.

    You just need to know how to look at a scene to get the "right" effects.

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  • 2 months ago

    Get an Infinix iPhone

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  • 2 months ago

    one from a smart phone

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  • Sumi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Which camera?  In all honesty as someone who's shot with cameras ranging from the $4 camera module in my smartphone, a $20 Holga, pro-level DSLRs, several medium format cameras, a 4x5 & 8x10 view camera, it does not matter.  The camera doesn't make the photo, the photographer does.  More than 80% (or more) of what goes into making a great photo happens outside of the camera.  Your decisions on subject matter, lighting, composition and often timing are the crucial decisions that are involved in making a great image. 

    EDIT: The key with cameras or more specifically buying one, is determining if the camera will allow you to get the types of shots that you want AND be able to do things you need to do with the final image.  In other words the camera has to be able to allow you to express your vision in order to capture the image, and it needs to have the resolution that you need based upon the size of images you'll be printing.

    What's more important to ask than the which camera do I need is: "Where do I need to go to be in a position to make a photo like this, and when do I need to go?"  Or "What technical and artistic skills do I need to have in order to make such a photo?"  Camera is like the paintbrush of a painter.  If you don't have the skills to use the tool, you are not going to get good shots, unless you get lucky that one day.

    Photographers who make photos like this on a regular basis pay attention to the light and atmospheric conditions.  They plan months or even years in advance to know when the Sun/Moon is going to be in the perfect spot.  They learn when the fog is most likely to be present.  And even after all of this planning, they are still not guaranteed to have all the things occur that are necessary for the image to be great when they get there.

    On a purely technical level, no one will argue that DSLR - any DSLR - will allow you to get a shot like this that you can print large and hang on your wall.  No one will disagree that a smartphone with its $4 camera module is incapable of producing image files that can produce similar results as a DSLR or mirrorless camera.  A large part of making a buying decision on a camera is what do you plan on doing with the image.  If all you do is post to the web, then you do not need high-res images, but if you plan on printing 30" x 40" or larger prints, then of course you do need high-res cameras.

  • 2 months ago

    The photographer takes "cool" photos. The camera is only a tool, a means to an end. If you are having to ask this question, you have a lot to learn about photography and there is no camera on Earth that is going to magically create "cool" photos for you.

    • Sumi
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Don't take Steve P's comment "...you have a lot to learn..." as being mean or a bully.  He's right.  Take it as a brutally honest comment.

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  • 2 months ago

    It was taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M5, but the "coolness" has nothing to do with camera.

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  • 2 months ago

    tactically any camera, even a smartphone camera, but you must be in the right place at the right time for a photo like that.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Any camera costing about $100 and up. How you use the camera is more important than the kind of or cost of the camera. 

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