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How to figure out if a DSLR will help my interest in photography?

You need to analyze your "feelings" as to why a P&S isn't doing it for you and come up with concrete reasons that translate to camera features. If your general thinking is just that your pictures ...
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How to figure out if a DSLR will help my interest in photography?

NO. Owning an expensive camera will not motivate you to use it. If you loved photography you would be doing it with anything you can. I take cell phone pictures all the time, because I just love ...
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How to figure out if a DSLR will help my interest in photography?

The best motivation for buying any camera is when you run into the limitations of your current one. If you don't understand why you want certain features, and when you would use them, you're not going ...
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How to figure out if a DSLR will help my interest in photography?

Shooting with a DSLR is quite a different user experience than shooting with a P&S, so if your main complaint is difficulty in making adjustments, then a DSLR may help counter that, but it really ...
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Time, Identity, & memory

It seems you are looking for inspiration. Finding inspiration is a subject which has already been treated in this forum. Have a look at : Where do you find the inspiration for your photographs? How ...
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How to figure out if a DSLR will help my interest in photography?

All of the answers above are right on target, let me add one little caveat. Photography is often seen as a good, easy creative outlet because the technology supports the art so well - auto this and ...
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Keep track of inspiring images (not my own)

If you have enough time and energy to track other people's photos with such detail, perhaps you are not taking enough photos of your own? (Or you are the photo editor of a publication, in which case, ...
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What photography book changed the way you look at the world?

For me, it was Uncommon Places by Stephen Shore. I primarily shoot black and white, but seeing his work in color made me start looking for more opportunities to shoot in color, and his focus on the ...
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Fun experiments I can do with my bridge camera?

Such experiments are often carried out not only to have fun, but also to broaden set of skills in techniques available. An easy way to devise such an experiment would go like this: Think of an ...
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How to figure out if a DSLR will help my interest in photography?

You need two things more than anything else: Something to shoot and an audience to appreciate it. Maybe publish a newsletter, cover events for the local church, school, etc so you have things to shoot ...
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How can I learn to SEE in order to take interesting street photographs?

To improve your street photography skills- travel. Travel a lot. You have to use your imagination & creativity & show them in your photos. Don't associate "photogenic" tag to certain places. ...
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