On Tuesday, January 25th, the Social Media Communicators met with photographer Katherine Taylor for a session on taking better photographs. She provided some recommendations for equipment, which we’ve included below. Please note: Product recommendations are from Katherine Taylor and do not represent preferences of Boston University.
The technology in the Canon DSLR allows for video capabilities as well as still photography modes. – this is a leading selling point of the cameras as the video capacities are professional grade. Canon DSLR’s typically have no pop-up flash so will need an external speedlight. Nikon’s lowest level D5000 will come with a pop-up flash but the more expensive models will also need an external flash unit.
Programs (with the exception of Aperture) are available for Mac or PC
There are free 30 day trials for Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5 and Aperture.
Photo courtesy Benjamin Thomas on Flickr.