Big camera companies like Canon and Nikon come out with a new version of a camera every year but does that mean you should upgrade your gear every year?
Unlike being a part of #teamiphone it is definitely not necessary to buy the new version of a camera every year. A lot of new photographers make the mistake in thinking that every time a new camera comes out they have to grab it. Consider this before feeling the urge to upgrade your camera each year:
Buying cameras each year can get pretty expensive, for example: DSLRs can range from $300 to $6,000. Imagine paying $6,000 for a camera just to use it for 12 months and never use it again! However, if you are working with an old/low quality camera, that may be the cause of low quality pictures and you may need to update your camera. Tip: cameras that are a few years older may disappoint in the ISO area, but as for the new DSLRs, they have more advanced technology to help with low light shooting.
Let the camera lens perform.
If you feel as if your pictures are coming out subpar, consider changing your lens first. This is the most cost effective way to getting high quality photos. When I was ready to buy my first camera I did some research and talked to a lot of people in different camera shops and they all told me the same thing, “as long as you have a good body (quality camera), you can just change your lens.” To get the photos you want, look for the lens that fits your view of your work.