Christmas Shopping for a Camera Phone

Thanks to modern technology, you can take pictures anywhere at anytime without hauling around a huge camera. In fact, you don’t have to haul around a traditional camera at all to snap frame worthy shots. All you need is a cellphone or other mobile device with built-in camera technology. The latest and greatest versions are equipped with sophisticated picture-taking capabilities that rival basic point-and-shoot cameras, though it wasn’t always this way. A few years ago camera phones were more about novelty than substance and the photos often came back blurry or pixilated. However, a lot has changed in the last … Continue reading

Christmas Camera Shopping

If you are asking Santa for a new camera this Christmas, then make sure to list the best of the best. While most point-and-shoot owners are eyeing pimped-out DSLRs, there are a few water sports lovers (like me), who are hoping St. Nick brings them an Olympus waterproof camera. Olympus is one of the most reputable names in the world of photography and is known for its outstanding line of waterproof cameras. Its current waterproof Stylus series offers more innovative features than many of its competitors and leads the market in sales. Some of the most popular models include: Stylus … Continue reading

My Dream Camera

There’s only one thing keeping me from owning my dream camera. Make that 1000 things… before sales tax. I need roughly $1000 to get the DSLR camera of my dreams: a brand-new Nikon D90. I need about $1,300 if I want to get the entire kit, but I digress. The mid-priced high-tech camera is no where in my budget, yet I can’t help but lust after its fab features, including: a 12.3-megapixel sensor, which helps capture stunning high-quality images; sensitivity ranging from ISO 200 to 3,200, plus L1 (100) and H1 (6,400); the high-resolution 3-inch LCD screen (the 920,000-pixel display … Continue reading

Getting Your Camera Vacation Ready

Memory cards, memory cards, memory cards… if only I had remembered the memory cards. I just returned from a trip to Hawaii where I learned a few lessons about digital cameras… the hard way. First, memory cards. I did remember to place one in my digital camera prior to flying 5,000 miles from my house. However, that’s all I brought—-one. Granted it was a 4GB memory card that could accommodate more 1000 images on my particular digital camera, but here’s the rub: Not all stores in Hawaii are equipped with photo printing kiosks that can read cards with more than … Continue reading

New Trends in Digital Photography

Are you looking to purchase a new digital camera in time for your Fourth of July BBQ? Or perhaps you want a new camera to shoot some frameworthy shots at your family reunion this summer. Whatever your reason now is a great time to snap up the latest and greatest digital cameras and accessories for a decent price. Most stores are trying to get their current stock off the shelves so they can make room for new models to be unveiled in time for the holiday season. The following digital cameras have been given the thumbs up by Consumer Reports: … Continue reading

What Else the Digital Era has Eliminated

In a previous blog I detailed the single event that made me switch from my trusty and beloved traditional film camera to my new shiny and mighty digital one. (For the record I am still holding tightly to my film camera, though I rarely shoot with it anymore.) Up until a couple of years ago I was the type of person who reluctantly embraced change. These days though I have learned that positive things can happen when you venture out of your perceived comfort zone and take advantage of new and exciting opportunities. I’m willing to bet that many photographers … Continue reading

Hot Summer Cameras

I have a summer birthday so this is the time of year that I typically research new cameras so I can put them on a short list of gifts that I would love to see next to my birthday cake. Though, this year is a bit different since I just received a wonderful new digital camera for Mother’s Day. Still, I love reading about the latest and greatest cameras and other photo gear on the market. Recently, Consumer Reports released its picks for the best brands of digital cameras on the market. If you are considering upgrading your current digital … Continue reading

Film Cameras Fading Away

In a previous blog I mentioned that my traditional film camera decided to go on vacation while I was on vacation. My trusty Canon EOS Rebel K2 went on strike during part of my trip to Hawaii a few months ago. Needless to say, I spent the better part of an entire day trying to track down a camera repair shop that could help me salvage my cherished sharpshooter. It was a frustrating endeavor to say the least for one simple reason: film cameras are becoming obsolete. I can’t tell you how many camera storeowners were shocked to hear that … Continue reading

A New Camera for Dad for Father’s Day

So you don’t want to give dad any of the Father’s Day photo gifts I listed in this blog. And you don’t think my Mother’s Day camera will go over well with him either, well, I have one more item he might be delighted to unwrap on Father’s Day. Canon’s PowerShot 650 IS is perfect for the snap happy dad who wants a camera that packs a punch, but doesn’t have the time or energy to read an owner’s manual the size of a pocket dictionary to get it to work. (Not that most dads read owners manuals to begin … Continue reading

Do You Use All of Your Camera’s Features?

I would venture to guess that most hobby photographers have no clue how to use half the features offered by their digital cameras. Most snap happy parents simply want to point, shoot and capture frameworthy (or at the very least, printable) shots of their loved ones. If that’s the case (and you rarely stray from using your camera’s AUTO mode) then you might not be interested in purchasing the Canon PowerShot G9. I am partial to Canon cameras and this Mother’s Day I was gifted with a Canon Powershot camera (not the G9, but another one that I plan to … Continue reading