WITH the influx of digital technology, cameras have never been so accessible or affordable with everyone from children to families enjoying their chance at photography.
Weekend Shopper also features a section on Photographic Equipment, allowing amateurs and professionals to buy and sell not only cameras but lenses, tripods, and carry bags.
Membership officer for the Queensland Camera Group (QCG), Gay Edwards said digital cameras allowed people of all ages to enjoy photography which had resulted in increased memberships in clubs such as QCG. “We have a lot more people joining up more quickly,” Mrs Edwards said. “We’re also finding many keen camera enthusiasts are people in their late 20s and early 30s who love taking photos of their families and children.”
Mrs Edwards advised people buying second-hand cameras and equipment to stick with a well known brand.
“Many more experienced photographers already know this concept of 'brand loyalty' after switching from film to digital cameras,” she said.
“As with all technological equipment, it’s a good idea not to practice false economy with cameras as you will get what you pay for. “Don’t buy a camera which is more than a few years old. “Saying that, many people buy a new camera simply because they are upgrading to another model not because anything is wrong with their current equipment. “So it can be a good idea to ask people why they’re selling their camera.” Mrs Edwards also advised photography enthusiasts to get their camera serviced regularly, ask people for advice, and carry the camera manual with them at all times for further assistance.