All posts tagged: budget

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Trying to Photograph the #BusttheBudget Rally

Last week our government here announced the new budget and it isn’t good.  Well, it is good if you are part of the minority of rich people, but basically if you are poor then it is very bad.  Our daughters will be really affected by it, with rising University fees and youth unemployment very high at the moment.  The Greens, another political party here, organised a rally last Sunday to #BustTheBudget, they were happening in every capital city in Australia.  It was very short notice, but my husband and children wanted to go and I thought I would go too, show my support.  I also thought it would be good to take the camera and get some photos. We often think of these sort of things as being attended by the rabble of our society, but it was interesting to see people of all walks of life.  Children, parents, students, older people, every one was represented I think. I don’t want to be political here, this isn’t the place, but it was a great experience …

What you want in a Camera

From time to time I get asked what camera someone should buy.  It is a tough question.  Then I thought about the questions we used to ask customers when I worked in a bike shop, and thought about how you should be able to ask similar questions, so today I thought we could discuss those questions and what you should ask yourself if you want to get  a new camera. How often will you use the camera? What type of photography will you do? What is your budget? These are basic questions, but they are a good start. How often will you use the camera? This is important, if you are planning on taking thousands of photos, then you will need a better quality camera than someone who is only going to be taking a few shots on the weekend at family parties.  Cameras do wear out, though, I’m not totally sure about compact cameras and what moving parts they have, if any, but DSLR’s do have parts that wear out.  Shutter mechanisms can break, I had …