Saturday, July 30, 2011

Get the picture?

I'm somewhat of a reluctant photographer. You wouldn't think so...I have my camera in my hands a good bit. It's a 2 year old Panasonic Lumix DMC-series. It's got a 10x zoom wide-angle lens. And it's really an ideal camera for travel. It's light and small enough to put in my bag or pocket, with good image stabilization, an easy auto-setting and an excellent battery life, and it came with an extra battery.

I almost always get better photos outdoors. Indoor shots are dicey, like these I took at the library when Alahna was having fun at the Smart Table.

I haven't read the instruction manual for my camera and certainly haven't played with many alternate settings. I just pick it up and shoot. It's the way I roll.

Still, sometimes I surprise myself with what I can do.

Here's Keith....he looks good. And yes, I did take that. ;)

But there is a big difference between what I can do on auto and what you can do with a better camera. These pictures were taken by Missy Morris. She has a Canon Rebel.

Justin shoots a Nikon D90, here's just a couple he took of Kirra. (She likes to you couldn't guess that.)

Pretty. Sometimes I consider buying a camera with more power. But...would I really use it? I like pretty pictures but I also like a compact camera. And then of course, if I got one - I'd definitely have to read the instruction manual. Or take lessons. And learn editing.

Or not.

So, until then.

It's point and shoot.


Katie M. said...

That is exactly my dilemma! I've wanted a DSLR for a long time, but I'm hesitant because I know I'll have to study the manual like crazy to know what I'm doing, plus I'll have to lug that big camera around. Still on the fence...but I'm with you. For know it's the point and shoot. :)

Susan said...

Katie, I think about this all the time. Bottom line though...I'd hate dragging it around. (Plus, at any Keith concert, they'll confiscate a camera w/ a detachable lens...)

Lindsay and Mike said...

I'm the same's point & shoot for me! :)

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