Dear so-called “music journalists” and affiliated “publications”:
Please stop posting gossip, twitter feuds, and generally obvious bullshit to your “news” feeds. Have some common sense and more importantly a sense of skepticism and self-awareness that pushes you stay away from “reporting” on the newest e-fight or INCREDIBLY SHOCKING THING that an INCREDIBLY INSENSITIVE BAND DID.
It’s all becoming so close to the National Enquirer that I’m about to unsubscribe from ALL of it.
I get this question like 5 times a day haha, it’s very easy to find on my page! I use a canon 5D mark II. With that said, the camera you use isn’t that important (although having a DSLR is pretty important over a point and shoot camera). Having a good lens is more important, although I only own 2 lenses and both cost less than $200 (50mm 1.8 and 35mm 2.0). My older photos were taken with a canon 60D
- kovthephotographer said: So if your camera doesn’t really matter, why bother upgrading to a 2,300 dollar camera?
It matters if you do it professionally, but not if youre starting out. The improvements between a $400 camera and $2300 camera are more about resolution, shooting speed, ISO quality, etc (Things that don’t matter much if youre starting out). If you have the same lens, you could take the same photos on any DSLR camera 95% of time time.
Absolutely. I see so many new photographers asking about which camera a person use, when most of the time it either the lens or the artist themself. Every photo I’ve posted has been taken with a Canon t2i. This camera is about 5 years old, and has THREE OLDER BROTHERS. But with a decent eye for composition and a relative knowledge of editing techniques, you can create images that are good enough for bands to use them as promotional photos.
In short, buy a camera with manual shooting options and then spend more money on decent lenses to get the look you desire. THEN, spend hours in photoshop and lightroom to find your own style. Once you do that, the world is an open book.
Polar Bear Club will be releasing Death Chorus tomorrow, but a lot of the conversation surrounding the album has shifted to frontman Jimmy Stadt’s vocal change. Stadt has released a statement to fans on what brought on the change, and you can read it below after the jump.
Really looking forward to the Ta$te the Bear record.