1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination.
2. A resolving to do something.
3. A course of action determined or decided on.
My father always said “it’s a poor workman who blames his tools,” and I’d have to agree with that for the most part, but there are times when the tool at hand just isn’t right for the job-then it’s time for a new tool. I’ve reached a decision concerning this blog which has led to a resolution, and that is to get a new camera sometime during this New Year.
Back in the days of film photography, before digital cameras were even imagined I would think, I had a fairly expensive SLR (single lens reflex) camera with a few different lenses, and I used to do a lot of nature photography. I was never that good but I sold some of my pictures in local gift shops and that paid for more film, developing, and matting, which was good enough.
I know what a “good” photograph should look like. Or at least, I know what a good, sharp photograph should look like. Unfortunately, few if any of those have appeared in this blog unless they were taken by someone else, and this is because virtually every photo appearing here since this blog started has been taken with a cell phone camera.
The cell phone camera I use has auto focus and some kind of gizmo on it that reduces motion blur, but the photos are still slightly fuzzy and I think it’s because of the low quality optics. It’s also hard to get any good quality landscape photos or close-ups with a cell phone camera, and that’s something I miss doing.
I’m tired of inserting pictures that aren’t sharp and crisp into this blog, and am determined to do something about it. My problem is that I know next to nothing about digital cameras, so I’m hoping to get some input from readers. I’m looking for a camera that will take good sharp landscapes as well as crisp close-ups/macro, and everything in between. I’m not necessarily looking for an SLR with telephoto, zoom, macro and wide angle lenses because I don’t really want to carry it all. A real good point and shoot with a fixed lens and quality optics would probably do just fine.
I’ve already heard that a Canon Power Shot is a good camera-any other suggestions? If you have time and don’t mind, I’d be interested in hearing what your favorite digital camera is and why.