Sunday, July 23, 2006

Apologies apologies!...

Ok its been quite some time since my last blog but I've been Holidaying in the Algarve and working hard to catch up on my return but I thought I'd bring you all up to speed with some of my recent photo outings since we spoke last.

I'm going to start by looking once again at what makes a good picture. When I went on my hols, I didn't take my DSLR and lenses, instead I took my Sony T3 (cybershot) and was quite happy with the results too. My thoughts as to photography were also provoked further when my first trip out since my return with my DSLR camera was a complete let down.

We went out to photograph in the evening and I failed to get a single shot, my camera coping very poorly with the contrast range out in the evening sun. I tried hard to fix the problem but failed and became very frustrated.

What a contrast and refreshing change I have found then, by using the Sony T9 for a few informal nature type shoots. Here the focus has been away from the kit and firmly on the framing of my pictures and I've found it absolutely amazing.

Now most multi-format photographers commonly go through re-birth's with film then digital then whatever else and My DSLR isn't going on ebay just yet but I found it so pleasing to carry around a small, inobtrusive compact camera and snap some pics that, in my opinion, represent some of the best I have to offer.

I'm including a few here but don't forget, the full res ones are over on my flickr account and you can click the flickr badge at the side of my blog to get there.

All of these pics were taken on a consumer compact digital camera (Sony T9) and pare pretty much taken on point-and-shoot mode too. Personally speaking, I'm very pleased with the results.

I think that experiences like these help to remind us gadget freaks that the best camera on the market doesn't necasarily take the best pictures. Anyone with a modern digital compact can easily steal the crown from under their noses.