How do you select the best camera for yourself?

How do you select the best camera for yourself? 

That’s a very good question.  What if you’re a beginner and you have no idea about the inner workings of a camera?  Recently a friend and fellow Toastmaster asked me for some help.  

First comes what they want in a camera then came how much budgeted.  I bet most of us have big eyes little stomach mentality whether food or items. I’m in the category myself. It’s not our fault. Manufacturers and retailers market to us with their own big eyes too. Right. Yes or yes? How do you select the best camera for yourself?

Select a friend who is a professional for help.  A friend who has the giving spirit. A friend who is involved in your daily circles. A friend who has connections to get what you want but also advise you on when you might be overdoing it in the budget department.  Now don’t mistake budget for dreaming big. First  get a starter camera at your budget for sole purpose of learning. Next upgrade when your ready. No use getting a camera if your not going to use it right. Or fully use it. 

I knew my friend wanted something above a point and shoot. Higher caliber than a smart phone which. Not a tablet. A camera body with detachable lenses. It’s called a DSLR. Digital single lends reflex. Next we wanted to decide what subject matter or interest he’d be photographing.  People, landscapes, other items.  Close up or far away. Lighting scenarios came up in conversation.  

So how do you select the best camera for yourself?  With help of course. Trusted help.  Definitely the same way you might select just about any professional. I mentioned to my friend we want the best lens we can afford but since it’s a starter camera let’s not worry too much.  We stepped away from anything over $1000.  

Let’s be sure dust will not fall on top of the camera nor anywhere in the camera nor on the lens neither. Right.  Of many camera resources at my disposal, the World Wide Web, other opinions, etc, we narrowed the decision to two. This week we decided. Next blog post.  Beginning photograph, lessons, one day lessons all over the country, YouTube videos, local photography guilds, and amateur clubs.

Overall I’m pleased. I know my resources.  Now to assist my friend with his photography knowledge. Of course everyone learns at their pace. Might like to learn on own too. But I’m here if help is requested. Reading the manual of these manufacturers can be daunting is an understatement. That can be another blog or speech right. How do you select the best camera for yourself?

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Small talk is the appetizer to great friendships online and offline. Agree? Thoughts?

Small talk is the appetizer to great friendships online and offline. Agree? Thoughts?  How many times have you gone to meet people and didn’t meet anyone because it was too noisy, or you were too shy, or not in the mood and sat or stood in the corner and wanted to meet someone for business networking or other reasons, but failed?  Watch this video and consider your troubles over.  Practice small talk.  What is small talk?  Debra Fine has excellent tips to get through your challenges.

Do you want to be a better conversationalist?  FINE TUNE your rapport building with Debra Fine.  Are you an engineer, accountant, computer programmer, who never talks to people?  You are in the right place at the right time.  What is your nature?  Are you an introvert?  Extravert?  Are you born with the gift of gab?  Do you hide in the restroom fussing with your hair?  How do you engage someone in conversation?   Would you like better confidence to do all the above?  Debra’s tips are wonderful, but additionally I recommend in 142 countries to seek out the nearest Toastmasters club and join.  In 90 years Toastmasters clubs directed by founder and late Ralph Smedley, you learn the art of communication and leadership through prepared speech making and impromptu off the cuff 2 minute talks.  You can use these skills to enhance your networking skills.  The 1st ten speeches give you powerful tools to boost your techniques.  (Vocal Variety, gestures and when to do them, body language, and a TON more)

I started my business over 20 years ago.  I have to be a people person to succeed in business.  I am my own customer service department, service, marketing, and all the above.  Many small business people and staff at large companies can benefit HUGE from Toastmasters as well.   I have a photography studio.  My wife has her own financial planning business.  We have been serving many types of customers and clients.  Is this article coming to you at the right place and time today?   Be my guest on Wednesday at our weekly West Boca Toastmaster meeting.  7:15PM for 90 minutes!
You won’t regret it!  You will if you don’t!

I highly recommend Debra Fine for your organization.  I saw her speak at a conference of thousands in Baltimore, MD.  Reach Debra Fine at her own website by clicking here.

I also highly recommend Toastmasters International, a non-profit organization in 142 countries and has been around for 90 years.  

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