Camera Equipment can be pricey, especially if you are starting off in the photography business and trying to seriously get on your feet as a career. It's important to make sure you buy the right equipment. Be careful though, you can end up spending too much money on equipment that is no good for you and waste hundreds or thousands of dollars for no big difference in quality.
There is such a thing as being between good and bad. The important thing to remember is that blaming the equipment for bad photography can sometimes hold you back from advocating for a long time. There could be a countless amount of reasons why a shot turned out bad. It could be lighting, positioning of the camera or a setting on the equipment was off. A number of reasons why it could go wrong. It could have the equipment and if so hold off on buying new equipment until you figure out the reason why your camera is wrong for you. You must learn the difference between bad equipment and a bad photograph.
The best thing to do starting off in the industry is to make the best of what you have. Having a bad camera and learning to adapt to it and become the best you can be with it will really push your advances in the future when you finally upgrade to new hardware. Be the best you can be.
Here are some tips on how to make the best quality photo with a good or bad camera.
You can get a better picture by getting close to your subject. Getting close close gives you a better focus, and blocks out background distractions. Small details such as the unique colors in your subject's eyes, or a cute dimple are lost when you are too far away from the person.
Be careful when packing cameras. The correct way to pack is to make sure to bring along enough lenses, spare batteries, and accessories you need to clean your camera. You should only take what you will use.
Move around your subject from different angles finding different positions. Take the picture of the object from above, below or in a weird angle. Right before you take the shot do not move and hold your breath. By doing so you're decreasing the chance of a blur and ruining the shot. When you are taking a picture try to be creative by putting an object near something it usually would never be around, giving the object a different size and background will make it unique and stand out.
Above all, photography is an art meant to be enjoyed. Taking photographs should allow you to capture the memory event in your life. If you are enjoying this world, it is much more likely that you will love it and master the skills and become a master in photography.