All posts tagged: compact camera

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Introductions – Mind, Peace through Photography

Another blog that I have been following for a very long time.  I don’t remember when  I started, but I know that I have always admired Beedie’s images and even more so when I found out what camera she used.  Beedie from Mind, Peace through Photography started with a compact camera, and her images just prove that as long you know about composition and how to frame an image, then you can use any camera.  Now, I’m not saying that compacts are the way to go, and I am not going to trade in my DSLR for one, but it is fantastic to see someone getting great images with one.  I think someone said that Scott, who I featured last week, also uses one.  Scott might need to confirm this. Looking back and thinking about her blog, birds are what I think of, though I knew Beedie did more than just birds.  As I was going through her blog for this post, I could see the many different types of images that she takes. I …

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 …