Have you ever seen the cameras or lenses we recommend and wondered why we recommend them?
Maybe you have a different camera than we do and it makes you wonder if you need to switch.
One of the most common questions we get from people who shoot with Nikon or Sony is…
Why do you recommend Canon cameras?
The answer is a lot more simple than you may think!
It’s because… it’s what we use!
We started on Canon cameras over a decade ago, simply because other photographers we admired used Canon.
We liked their work, and since they shot Canon, we got Canon.
Let’s call it the Regina George effect.
When we make recommendations, teach or coach, we always do it from our own personal experience.
Since we’ve been using Canon from the beginning of our own photography career, that’s what we recommend to people who are looking to buy their first camera.
Does that mean we think there’s anything wrong with Sony or Nikon?
All three brands have incredible reputations and high-quality gear.
We have VERY successful course students who shoot with different cameras than we do (and we think that’s awesome!)
Chances are, you wouldn’t be able to look at a photo from us (or our course students) and predict what brand of camera was used to get the shot.
That’s because we believe with our whole heart…
It’s not the camera that makes the photographer, it’s the photographer who makes the camera.
We’d rather have someone who understands light, knows how to make people look their best (and feel comfortable!) take our photos with an old, inexpensive non-Canon camera, than someone use the fanciest, most expensive Canon gear without that same knowledge.
So… if you WISH you could upgrade your camera, but just can’t afford it right now, let this be an encouragement.
Gear IS important, but it is NOT everything!
Not even close.
Our most important piece of advice when it comes to choosing a camera brand is this:
Pick a lane, and stay in it.
Once you choose a camera brand and start investing in lenses, it’s going to be very expensive to make a brand switch later on.
Even though lenses hold their value well, you’ll inevitably end up losing money (by selling old lenses and buying new ones) switching brands.
Our goal for you is to maximize your dollars, which is why we’d recommend upgrading camera bodies in the brand you already own, so that you can make the most of the lenses you already own.
If you’re getting a camera for the first time, and wondering what Canon cameras we recommend, you can find those here!
And if you’re not, we hope this helps ease any stress you may have!
We’re cheering for you!
SHOOTING & EDITING COURSE
Our signature Shooting & Editing Course is designed to teach you how to take amazing photos with whatever camera you have. So if you don’t have the camera you want yet, no problem! You can find out more about that here!