Despite the progress in the field of automation of photography, cameras still require people who would suggest them to take pictures of the object and pressed the button. The camera is just a tool, and its task, first of all, is not to interfere with your work. The less time you spend fiddling with the equipment, the more time you will have to shoot directly.
In order to start learning photography, you will need only the simplest camera. Study it perfectly, every nuance, all the strengths and weaknesses of this particular model.You should be able to handle your equipment almost blindly; know when you can safely rely on automation, and when it is worth interfering with; know in what situations the exposure meter is wrong and how to deal with it; know how to use autofocus and white balance in difficult and unusual conditions. Don’t be lazy to practice. Once you have mastered the camera, you can forget about it. Continue reading