Tuesday, March 17, 2009

You, yes YOU, can do great things with a point and shoot.

In the last post, we were trying to tweak a few things here on the blog. I would still love you to read this post and then head over to the previous one to give some input.

The discussion of point and shoot vs. fancy camera was brought up, and I mentioned my friend Stephanie who I think does amazing things with a point and shoot. I will say here, like I did in the comments on the last post--it is not necessarily important to have a fancy camera. You can do amazing things with a point and shoot by really putting YOURSELF into your photography and knowing what you have to work with.

My friend Steph, for example, always keeps her macro setting on. ALWAYS. That gives her a nice depth of field. And she doesn't use flash. Her camera is several years old--a Nikon Coolpix--that they don't even sell anymore. And these are some samples of what she takes...

























































All that from a SIMPLE point and shoot. I don't know about you, but I think that's pretty darn amazing.
So see! Fancy camera or not, there are some amazing shots to be taken--
What are your thoughts?
OH, And when asked about photo editing, she replied that she usually does pretty simple stuff on the program that came with her computer. Fixing the vibrance, etc. Basic.

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Very encouraging. I use a point-and-shoot too, and only do a little enhancing (brightness and contrast type stuff) with the free software that came with said point-and-shoot. Those are some totally fabulous pictures, and I really hope that with practice (and mission 24 challenges!) I can take pictures that good too.

Rachel H. said...

Steph--I seriously think you have come such a long way! You are doing great things already and I see so many more great things coming from you in the future!!

Mindy said...

I LOVE these pictures! Thank you so much for sharing! Did you say she has a blog? I'd like to see more of her pictures... so inspiring! :)

Candace said...

Yes, these are fabulous, love them, thanks for sharing!

Janelle said...

I only very recently discovered the "macro" setting on my point-and-shoot, and I love that I found it! I've been using it a lot during the week, and just haven't come up with anything for the past few challenges. But I've been practicing a lot!

Katy said...

Oh my gosh, i love love love love love love looooooove these photos (especially the ones with leaves) wow, and i'm crazy-impressed with the fact they were all taken with a point and shoot.... gives me hope!! thanks soooooo much!