Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Let's Talk: Cameras

For my birthday, Luke ordered me the Nikon S8100 point & shoot which is scheduled to arrive on my doorstep tomorrow! I thought I'd share the other cameras that I enjoy as well as get your feedback on some you think I should try out. I am no photographer! I like to take pictures, but I've never had any training other than free tutorials here and there online. And to be honest, with all of the photo editing apps on the iPhone now, I tend to get lazy and only grab my phone when I leave the house. I hope to cut that habit and work on taking and sharing prettier pictures! 

Nikon S8100: Luke and I will be sharing this camera, but one of the big reasons he purchased it was for my trip to New York in May. I wanted a better camera that I could carry around in my purse. We played with this one in Best Buy over the weekend, and really enjoyed the features. I'm excited for it to come in tomorrow!!

Canon Rebel XTi: This was my frist SLR camera. My parents bought it for me in high school back before everyone and their mommas had SLRs. I use it for all of my product photography in the shop, and haven't been dissatisfied with it yet. It gets the job done although it is fairly old and had to be fixed earlier this year.

Holga Red: Ok, confession. I own this camera, but I have yet to develop a roll from this camera. I couldn't figure out how to do it correctly, damaged the only film I had, and then never picked it back up. I hope to someday fix this little treasure piece and dive deep into figuring out how to work it. I love the look of a holga photo!

iPhone Lenses: I received both the micro/macro combination lens and the fish eye lens at Christmas of this year. I LOVE THEM! The only disadvantage is that if you have an iPhone 4, the piece you connect the lenses to covers up the flash. I don't care for the flash on the phone too much anyway, so it doesn't bother me. These little lenses have been so much fun to experiment with. I recently uploaded a pic to instagram using the micro lens. Check it here. I'd highly recommend these lenses! They are a lot of fun.

I came across this site today. I'd love to start a collection of unique cameras and actually learn how to use them all. I'm inspired by Katrina's camera collection and Kyla's Analog 52 project. I have a collection of old polaroid cameras that I've picked up over the years, but again, never learned how to use them properly. I'm hoping my next camera will be an instant camera of some sorts. Fuji Instax Mini, perhaps?

Which cameras do you use or hope to purchase? I'd LOVE to know!



Ashley said...

So excited to see your NYC photos in a couple of months. :)

I have a Canon T1i that I don't know what I would do without. I'm in the same boat with you and my film camera (diana mini) - one of my goals for this summer is to get more confident with it. :)

Claire Castagnera said...

I want a digital SLR camera sooo badly! Unfortunately, it's just not in the budget right now. I'll just have to live vicariously through this lovely post!

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