I’m making a point today. Gary went to a car show this morning and took the “big camera”- the Nikon D60 SLR- with him. I also carry a Nikon Coolpix in my purse and use it for school photos and “surprise” photos of things I happen upon. Of course the big camera has lots of bells and whistles and a telephoto lens. When Gary bought it I swore I would never be able to use it. I was afraid to even turn it on at first- sure that I would break something. You know that I’m now seriously addicted to it and take an average of 50 photos a day.
After Gary left this morning I pondered whether I would be able to take anything “blog worthy” with my little camera. So…the only way to find out was to go outside and try.
The two cameras are totally different and designed for different purposes. The most obvious drawback to my little camera is that it doesn’t have a viewfinder. And of course it isn’t made for serious close-ups. But once you get beyond those two factors, it’s all about choosing a subject and taking a picture.
I suppose the point I’m trying to make is that you shouldn’t let a lack of fancy equipment keep you from enjoying photography. The most important part is to go outside and try.