When Tragedy Struck, Jared Phelps Tried Photography to Heal Better

“Photography helps me a little because I get to capture those moments and take myself back to them whenever I want,” says photographer Jared Phelps about how turning to photography has helped him cope with a tragedy. Being unexpectedly gifted a camera a few days after his father passed away helped overcome this loss immensely. We spoke to him about how he finds his way back to normality by looking through the lens of his Fujifilm X-T4.

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5 Cameras for the New Parent

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“Hey Chris, we were thinking about buying a DSLR.”

“What? Why? No, oh god, why?!”

When it comes to answering the camera-related questions of people who are soon to have children, this is usually how the conversation starts. When someone wants to buy a brand new camera, it’s for a good reason like the fact that they’re having a new kid. But there are parameters in place: it needs to be simple to use, it needs to have professional image quality, and it can’t be too expensive. Typical, right?

I’m going to let you in on a little secret that many of us photographers have known for a couple of years now: you don’t need an interchangeable lens camera like a DSLR for professional looking images.

No, really, you don’t. What makes the images so great are the combination of the sensor and the lens, but there are fixed lens cameras that can do the same job of many of those cameras in an even more affordable package and smaller. Of course though, there are also a couple of DSLRs and mirrorless cameras that do a great job.

Here are five of our favorite cameras for the new parent.

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