2. Select the right camera
Compacts, mirrorless, DSLR – oh my! There’s a lot of cameras out there and nobody has time for hours for reviews and research. So camera newbies, it’s time to meet a camera specialist - such as a Ted's Cameras expert.
If you’re visiting in-store, this is when you’ll want to whip out your Pinterest board to show them the type of photos you want to take. Let them know if you’ll be taking photos of fast-moving objects (like a rogue toddler). The more info, the better.
Need to get this done remotely? Visit the website and click on ‘Ask an Expert!’ or hit up their handy article on The Best Digital Cameras in 2019.
3. Learn the tricks of the trade
Got your camera (yay!) and wondering “how the heck do I use this thing”? Pinky promise you won’t let it collect dust because you’re scared of a few buttons. It’s time to get yourself an education at Ted’s Academy. Start with the basics by booking into a ‘Free Camera Basics Class’. Nailed that? Move on to Classes or 1-on-1 sessions. If you prefer to learn solo, check out If this article has inspired you to spruce up your photography skills and buy a new camera, I’d love to know. Take a happy snap, upload it to Instagram or Facebook and tag @motherhoodmelbourne and @teds_cameras. Use the hashtag #FeatureMeTeds to get your photo re-shared.
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4. Practice makes perfect
Let’s take your camera for a spin and get clicking. You bought it to capture family moments, so start now. It can be hard to round up the troops, so just start snapping your fam in their natural habitat. Who knows what potential 21st birthday pictures you’ll get of your kids?
The more you play with your camera, the more you’ll feel at ease with it. Then next time you go on a family holiday, celebrate a birthday or just want social proof that you sometimes wash your hair, you’ll feel confident to capture the moment.