They Say Pocket Digital Cameras Are No Good For Stock

posted on 11th of february, 2010

I've seen a post or two from people saying how difficult it is to get images accepted with low end cameras. Your ability with what you can do may be limited, but the truth is, low-end cameras take excellent pictures. There are a few of you out there where photography is in your blood, you're always out taking pictures, but you just don't have the means to purchase a good SLR. You've tried submitting images but keep getting rejections for quality issues. It could be that you've just never learned one little trick that I've learned.

All the images in my portfolio were taken with a Nikon D100. That is, all but one. That one image was taken with a pocket digital camera that I purchased in 2004. You don't need to be a technology guru to know a low-end digital camera from 2004 is like rubbing two sticks...

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Comments (21)

Posted by Xiaofeng123 on March 10, 2010
I can not agree more.I think the people's brain is the most important.Not the camera.
Posted by Jayv on March 07, 2010
you are right its techniques that prevails over technology.
Posted by Tan510jomast on March 07, 2010
aside from the sensor, and the ease to upsize for any clients who require billboard size images, i have seen some images taken with PnS that will knock the socks of many who have taken with top of the line DSLR.
i suppose like many things, the results within limits depend on the workman not the tools. we "pros" used top of the line pro cameras only because of the mileage we put on our cameras; not because we "can only make pro pictures with pro cameras".. as one jolly camera commission salesman used to preach, lol.
then too, there are times you won't want to bring your top of the line camera .
eg. when i was in Tunisia riding on a drumadery through the sahara where sand sweep your face like breeze in the mountains, i had then a consumer DSLR with me. i worry then having to shoot with one hand thinking if i fall, it won't be just my camera who would be broken.
i will return to the sahara again one day, hopefully, InchAllah (God willing) as the tunisiennes say. when i do,...(More)

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My greatest passion is landscape and fine art photography. However, stock does provide a challenge in itself. I enjoy coming up with new ideas and concepts and learning new techniques. In the end, each compliments the other. The things you learn from one can apply for another and you grow with the craft. I have over 30 years experience with different kinds of art and freelance endeavors and have yet to become tired or bored with finding new ways to exercise the creative side of me. Thank you for visiting my profile and I hope your time here will be a reward in itself. I am located in Wisconsin... [Read more]

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