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What kind of camera do I need?

That all depends on what kind of photographs you intend to take. Some of our members use professional cameras with a wide range of interchangeable lenses. Others use a smartphone. But, as a general rule, if you want to move beyond taking snapshots you need to have a camera that allows you some degree of manual control of the shutter speed, aperture and focus. One thing is clear – you don’t need thousands of pounds worth of top quality gear to take a good photograph. A modest but good quality camera in the hands of a photographer with a good grasp of composition and exposure can produce surprisingly good results.

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