With all the talk about the
best camera and films, don't forget about camcorders. I use a Sony Hi-8
Camcorder connected to my computer thru a Zipshot capture device. I have found
that using S-video connection even improves the quality of picture.
A camcorder offers some
?advantages. Shots are instantly available for viewing (no developing), multiple
pix are taken automatically, film may be reused.
Being able to view the pix
instantly gives feedback in real time so adjustments can be made and the best
photographic techniques are a must. A tripod is even more important than
with still photography. A bright overcast day is great for taking photos. Film
cannot handle the extremes of bright sunlight and deep shade at the same
As Ralph Keene pointed out at HIF be alert for
extraneous objects like chair legs, feet, plant tags(may be wanted), dirt,
Digital camcorders may be the
ultimate but I'll wait until the price is lower!