Photography - work with what you have

posted on 29th of january, 2010

I was watching a make-up artist today telling people how to do the same make-up or even better with what they had at home and not buy ridiculously expensive products just to try and match his work.
Sometimes people ask us, editors, if they should buy a better camera, a "pro", if that will help them take better pictures.
Evidently we can not tell someone to buy a camera or not buy one but here is some insight on how you can have perfectly good images with a simple compact as well as with a good camera.
First let's see the clear differences:
- compacts have a smaller sensor on which many pixels are crowded
- compacts have one lens that is supposedly good for all
- using high ISO when shooting on compacts is murdering your pictures
- they are usually too light and small to feel them stable in your...

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Posted by Joezachs on May 04, 2010
Some useful info from here.
Can eliminate some of the mistakes that I make, especially shooting against the light. (I used to wonder what is this fringing on the edges )
By the way my one and only upload so far (and only sale) was clicked with a compact Camera.
Posted by Scottysally2 on February 28, 2010
I find this blog has excellent advice. I just bought a Canon G11 last year, and still learning some of the features. I have always had a compact camera, and decided if I could learn to use the G11 with manual control, and take good pictures, then later on when I could afford it, I could move up to a DSLR. Thank you for sharing, this has given me more ideas.
Posted by Fzy826 on February 27, 2010
Thank ! learned a lot from here.

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