Sunday, December 09, 2007

Digital Photography

Need a nifty Christmas present for a very special person? Have you considered a digital camera? I'm not talking a point and shoot, mind you... I'm talking a serious SLR. Did you know: "Digital cameras were the #1 requested electronics gift for the 2006 holiday season, and are sure to be a hot item again this year. Every day, millions of people use their digital camera to capture family moments, important milestones, sporting events, or just the memories of a fun outing." Think about it...
My digital camera is a Nikon D80. I'd have loved a Nikon D300, but my budget doesn't afford that one.
I love my Nikon D80! If you are looking for a digital camera and you have a bigger budget than I did, the Nikon D300 is easy to use, easy to download, and totally reliable.
I take pictures of everything. The Nikon gives me great pictures every time. I am not a professional photographer. I'm just a girl who likes to take pictures. I used my Nikon D80 for a band fund raiser. I took formal and informal pictures of the band kids. Each and every picture came out great!!!! I can count on the Nikon to give me what I see in the viewfinder every single time. The pictures are clear, crisp, and the colors are great!
People often ask me how my pictures of my kids come out so good each and every time. My basic technique is this. If you are using a point and shoot camera: When you think you are close enough, take one step closer. For SLR's with serious zoom: I follow the potato rule. I imagine one potato between the top of the head to the top of the frame... Just like in video or on TV. It's silly, but it works.
So, consider a digital camera this Christmas, okay?

1 comment:

MaR said...

I just bought a new camera and it's not what you recommend :(
I am still learning how to use it properly to get the most out of it and it is so much fun! I will remember your potato rule :)
And happy belated anniversary!