As most of you know, I've been looking for a camera that I
can slip into my pocket or purse. I have a good Canon that I
really like, but it's heavy and often times I just don't want to
carry it around everywhere.
I tried out a Nikon Coolpix and I did like it, but there were
a few things I didn't like and so, in the end, the cons outweighed the
pros. The closeups weren't quite to my liking and I didn't like
the fact that the battery had to be left in the camera to charge.
I ended up taking it back and got my refund.
A couple of days ago, and after some more research which was
mainly reading reviews, I decided to try a Canon ELPH 330 HS.
Being somewhat familiar already with a Canon camera, this camera
was easy to learn to use. So far, so good. First of all, I have to
say that this camera is a lot faster than the Coolpix. I'm even
thinking it's faster than my other, bigger Canon. All the photos
you see on this post are with this new camera. As you can see,
I'm loving photographing my sunflowers!
There is an online manual that I need to read to learn more. All
of these shots are SOOC and only cropped a bit, in some cases.
If only I had a steadier hand, my shots would undoubtedly be
much better. I have a tripod and need to use it more.
It has a pretty good little zoom, don't you think? This sunflower
must be 10 ft tall at least!
The moss rose and bee were willing subjects for my first
day of shooting. Of course, you probably noticed in the first photo
that Stormy was the first subject, but not so willing!
I never tire of photographing zinnias. I just love the colors
and all those little petals!
I've taken enough shots of flowers to last the rest of the year.
Did I hear a groan? Ha!
Moving inside, the lighting in my house is terrible. I should
have taken these shots earlier in the morning when it's
much brighter at the table.
I propped a poster board on the table to brighten things
up a bit. I didn't want to turn on the overhead light or use the flash.
This one is okay, I need to practice more. Remember that
this is just my first day with this camera!
I wanted to show you my little shooting project. Stormy was
wanting to help out with chewing on the flowers! Can someone
tell me why the vase/bottle appears to be leaning? I noticed that
in several other photos some of the background appeared to lean.
Well, not quite the end, I'll be back with more flower shots and I'll try to get that manual read, too, before next week. I'm thinking this camera is a keeper, but I've lots more shooting to do before I know for sure.
Feel free to critique these photos, please. And thank you!
Enjoy your weekend!
Until next time...