You can use just about anything to take good pictures these days – phones, I pads, digital camera – whatever. Unless you’re making a billboard and need real high resolution, all these devices are more than adequate for what you’re looking for. To me, the key to good pictures is having the right editing software – which comes standard on most computers. It’s amazing what these programs can do – even I figured it out! Most digital cameras come with this software that you just load – it’s a snap. Also, there’s no reason to buy a high dollar digital camera – I still use the same 5 megapixel camera that I’ve had for years and it still does the job. Save your money for other things!