April 18, 2011 1:42pm CST
Ok, so I have a canon slr, the rebel xs. You tell me... if I wanted to do some serious photography is this really a good camera. I want to start a photography business. I'm thinking of taking pictures of babies, weddings, engagements, maternity, pretty much anything. I plan on taking pictures outdoors. Is this camera going to work well outdoors? Just give me your opinions on this camera, help me out!
• United States
21 May 11
I used a rebel xs for years and had no problems with it. If it's got a high enough resolution, you can get by perfectly fine with it. There are some features that higher end cameras have, like rear-curtain shutter sync for flash photography, which aren't available on the rebel series. Most people can get by perfectly fine without some of those features. As the previous poster said, as long as the camera has a manual mode and you know how to use it, you'll get by with anything. But I'll add that even with a manual mode, it's not the camera but the photographer. People have made a good living with polaroid instamatics, pinhole cameras, and holgas. Conversely, many a bad picture has been taken with a hasselblad.