I broke my camera! Not just a little bit, either. I dropped it on our kitchen tile and messed it up so bad that the lens won't even retract. If you are a parent, you know how important it is to have a camera handy at all times. And if you are a blogger, you know that a camera is a necessity. When I write about my kids I love to include pictures. And I can't really have "Wordless Wednesday" without a picture or two. Of course there are all of those product reviews too...you all might find it a little odd if I didn't include any pictures of the products I am supposed to be reviewing, right? So when I realized my camera was never going to take another picture again, I knew I had to get another one quickly!
Since I started blogging, I look at photos differently than I did before. I like them to be clear and sharp, and I like for the colors to be vibrant. I want my readers to see a photo of a product and say "Wow! That looks really neat!" or "That looks like a great product!" We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words, and if the picture is grainy or blurry, those words may not come across as clear as I would like them to.
The camera I have been using worked OK, but more often than not, I would take several pictures and not really be happy with any of them. Luckily I have a good photo editor (AKA "my IT guy") and he is usually able to make one or two of them usable. But image editing software can only do so much for a picture that was not so great to start with, so it is no secret around here that I long for one of these bad boys...
Photos from a point and shoot camera just aren't as clear and sharp as those from a DSLR Camera. I keep telling Brian that we need to get one, but we both agree that we don't have the time to figure out how to use it. You can't just pick it up and click a button. Well, I imagine you can, but I doubt you will get the kind of photos I desire. I'm sure we would have to upgrade to a more high-tech photo editing software, which will take some time to learn too. So we haven't really talked about that purchase much, even though I really would like to own a DSLR one of these days.
So when I sent Brian the text to let him know that I busted our camera up, I'm sure his first thought was that I was going to ask him to research the "good" cameras. He was probably a little surprised when I posted on Facebook asking for recommendations for a point and shoot. Well, I needed a camera quickly, and I didn't want to jump into a purchase of an expensive camera without doing more research. So after a few recommendations on Facebook, and some quick internet research, my husband had the order placed for a Canon PowerShot ELPH 300.
People seem to love this camera. Even the "real" photographers. I hope I will too. We received it yesterday and got the battery charged up. Good thing, too, because we have two birthday parties to go to today. I'm sure there will be memories that need to be captured.
One of these days, though, I will get my DSLR. Maybe Santa will be really nice to me this year!
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