1. THE BASICS: A CAMERA
My camera is a basic Nikon D3000, the latest version of which is the Nikon D3200. It’s a great DSLR for starting out, it has all the functions you want and is very highly rated. Most deals you’ll see will involve a kit lens (18-55mm). The kit lens is okay for when you first start out, but you’ll want to add onto it as you learn because you’ll find it has limits. Canon is another great camera. I’ve heard there’s not much difference, you either are a Canon person or a Nikon person and rarely switch.