Category Archives: Photography

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whichever camera you have with you at the time

Hello again! I have been encouraged by the comments from this group concerning my photography and cameras. Thank you for your support and encouragement.

Below are three groups of images. The first group was taken with a Sony A3000. The Second was taken with a Sony A330 and the last group was taken with a Nikon Coolpix L2. All of these cameras are old and outdated. Sony and Nikon have updated and improved versions available. My Sony cameras were about $500 each. The Nikon was about $130 on clearance.

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Sony A3000

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Sony A330
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Nikon Coolpix L2

Which Camera Do I use

I have two main cameras, both are Sony’s (my husband uses an Olympus). Both of my cameras are from their Alpha Series, a DSLR A330 and an a3000. I’ve linked a side-by-side comparison here. However, I do believe that regardless of the camera you have, you can learn to take outstanding pictures.

A short while ago, I was asked a question by a classmate (Lien). She wanted to know what type of camera I used. I immediately thought of an old podcast my husband and I used to listen to called “This Week In Photo”. One of their topics was on equipment and the question came up “Which camera do you use?” The answer given was, “Which ever one I have with me at the time.” I’ve been looking for this episode and will post a link to it when I find it.

Have you ever stopped to watch a sunrise or sunset and thought, I wish I’d brought a camera? Do you carry a phone? Do you have a Kindle, iPad, tablet or portable computer? Does it have a camera function? Then, you have all the equipment you need to get started.

You may not know it, but I myself have had very little formal training and would consider myself a continuing student of photography. On May 24th, I’m planning to take a walk around Clackamas Community College in the late afternoon. I’d be happy to have you join me to discuss how I choose my subjects and how to explore different vantage points. Who would like to take a walk with me?