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Digital Food Photography by Bill Moss, Lou Manna

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Selecting a Digital Camera and Accessories

A professional digital camera is a major purchase, and your ability to use it effectively will be one of the most important factors in your success as a food photographer. Ask yourself the following questions before you purchase a camera. The answers will help you identify the camera and features that are best for you.

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Although a camera may cost a few dollars more at a retail store, a trustworthy dealer is worth his weight in gold. You’ll get advice and service for years down the road. Sure, you can get good deals purchasing a camera by mail order or over the Internet, but there is no substitute for the experience of holding a camera in your hands and getting a good feel for its controls and settings. ...

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