Having a picture in one’s mind about the day to day is not always the same as actually looking at it. Especially when those mind pictures are filtered by the hodge-podge of mental gymnastics and the I wishes I sometimes go to.
Blogging photography gives me the real picture, the authentic picture.
My ‘I Wishing’: Woe is me, I wish I had a pretty yard.
Looking at a Blogging Photo: Wow, my yard really looks OK. In fact it looks better than I thought.
Then there comes the need to take those pictures better, to capture whatever I am photographing in a way that will surely make it all better.
That leads to the thought that a new camera will do just the trick.
I had my finger on the purchase button this morning for just such a magical camera.
What I have learned:
*Never use a flash. I was at first shocked by this idea , but it makes a huge difference.
*Natural light is the best light. There really is a window of opportunity when that light is best. At my home and in my yard it is during mid-morning hours.
*A macro setting on a point and shoot camera, which is what I have, also makes a huge difference.
My cameras? I have two- purchased inexpensively (in terms of normal camera prices) on Overstock and Ebay.
Pentax Optio T 20
Pentax Optio M30
Why Pentax? Because I asked a blogger, whose photos were beautiful to my eye, what she used.