Last week my awesome co-worker Brooke (who is an incredible photographer AND she reads this site – everyone say hi to Brooke!) let me play around with her fancy-pants Canon DSLR. Isn’t it pretty?
We work downtown near Riverside park, so I took a quick walk and took a few photos, both with the fancy-pants camera and again with my trusty point & shoot. I really didn’t think there’d be a huge difference.
Oh, but there was. Check out these black-eyed Susans:
Perfectly lovely photo of perfectly lovely flowers. This is the point & shoot.
Wow! Look at the colors, and the depth of field! See how the blooms just pop!
That second photo was taken with the fancy-pants camera with the kit lens, everything set to automatic and without any post-processing (as in, no Photoshopping).
Playing with the DSLR camera for the afternoon convinced me. I’ve decided that I’d really, really like a fancy-pants camera. And while it’s not exactly in the budget right now, I think I can swing it if I sell some yarn and make a few cutbacks here and there.
You know what that means – stash sale! Stay tuned for the announcement, I’ve got lots of gorgeous yarn that would love a new home.