How to take great photos (hint – not with a smartphone)

Posting mostly for my own future reference – here’s a great article on how to get yourself a proper camera rig and shoot better pictures for less than a grand. Despite the title, some of the suggested body and lens combos will only set you back about $600.

I learned to shoot with a Pentax K-1000, a classic all-manual 35mm film camera, have owned a few OK point and shoots and have used a few high-end Nikon and Canon DSLRs for work. This looks like a great guide to getting close to top-end performance for a lot less than you’d think.

That said, there are a few things you can shoot with a midrange P&S or GoPro that DSLR’s can’t touch…