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Re: cameras..

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] cameras..
  • From: laurief <laurief@paulbunyan.net>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jun 01 12:42:40 -0000

>I  understand the benefits of digital, however , unless you pay a lot more 
>for a
>camera, that sells in the 5 to 8 or even 10 thousand range you will not 
>get better
>photos then with standard film. You should use good film, and then have it 
>at the lab, then go over it in photo shop.. You should stick to the film 
>of taking the easy way out. Learn about photography first, and get a 
>really good
>Camera with good glass.. I prefer Cannon my self. I also like Hasselblad.
>I and my wife are professional photographers,.. among other things
>our web site.. http://www.reflectionstudio.com

Since your post was offered in direct response to my own, I am inclined 
to provide my reaction to your suggestions.  I am not a professional 
photographer, nor do I currently aspire to become one.  I understand the 
merit in learning photography, but my priorities lie merely in taking 
acceptable (to me) pics in an enjoyable and easy manner with a camera or 
cameras that provide as close to point-and-shoot technology as I can get. 
 I have and use a Canon EOS Rebel XS print camera (primarily in full auto 
mode), and it's generally a bit easier to use than my Kodak DC280 digital 
camera.  Since I have not yet taken the time to learn about photography 
(and don't anticipate doing so anytime soon), I much prefer to take the 
easy way out to satisfy my desire to create a permanent record of my iris 
blooms, be it by digital or print technology.  Because of my amateurish 
skills, I find it much easier to produce good quality images with the 
digital camera through which I can delete unacceptable pics as quickly as 
I take them.  And as I take more and more pics with the digital, I learn 
more and more about how different angles and lighting conditions affect 
photographic images.  This is practical knowledge I will no doubt be able 
to apply in time with some consistency to my film camera as well.  In the 
meantime, I'd rather make cheap mistakes with the digital than expensive 
ones on film.

I very much respect your opinion as a professional photographer, but my 
goals are not the same as yours.

Happy shooting,


zone 3b northern MN - clay soil


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