Some years ago, I bought a Nikon D3300 and have fooled around with it over the years. As you can see, my favorite models are my doggies. I also like to use my own reference when I need to do illustraton. So having a decent camera is important. The majority of my photos, these days, are done on my iPhone 14 but nothing beats a top-notch camera. And I get to play with composition, etc.