Best Camera/Video for New Parents?
February 18, 2011 8:02 AM Subscribe
Best camera/video device + software for new parents who want to take artistic photos of their baby?
posted by citystalk to media & arts (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Hello! We're pregnant with five months to go, and I'd like to use this time to get comfortable with a camera/video all-in-one so that we can take adorable pics when we want to of our baby! In our area (LA), newborn pics by a quality professional seem to range from $1K-$2K, so I figure that if I invest something around $2K-$2500 for a device + software for alterations, it will be well worth it!
Caveat that I hope won't really compromise quality: my SO insists that we get a camera that also has video so we only have one device to lug around.
We are also PC users (no Macs) if this matters. I am tech-savvy but rusty. Also, while I *could* learn to use a bunch of lenses, something more along the lines of grab, fiddle for 30 seconds, and go are more my speed (and expected free time).
I am not averse to buying secondhand or last year's model to save money, so if your recs are a year old or so, do let me know!
Please offer your best advice for devices, software, and props that you think will make things super cute and fun!