Friday, April 30, 2010

Looking at the Sky on Friday *The Best Camera*

On another blog, which I frequent, there are regular photography 'assignments' and prizes for the photos chosen. Many people have been stating that they "cannot compete" because they "only have a point and shoot camera" or they can't take good photos because they "can't afford a DSLR". Many other people have responded that it's not the camera that makes the photo, but the photographer, which I completely agree with. The best quote I read there was, "The best camera is the one you have with you." This is so true. You have to work with what you have. If you want to be a photographer, you utilize the camera you have, and you practice, and you learn. Take photos of EVERYTHING from the sky to the garage floor. My point is... having a professional camera does not make a person a professional photographer.

So, this conversation, and the fact that this is my 1000th POST, prompted me to reminisce and go through some of my photos from pre-DSLR times. I decided to use one of those photos for this week's Looking at the Sky on Friday. This photo was taken during the vacation we took my step-daughter on as her high school graduation present.

(c) Misty DawnS

P.S. Sometime this weekend, there will be a giveaway posted on this blog to celebrate my 1000th post.



Be amazed at what even a cell camera can do these days. Keep looking a the sky on Friday!


Almost looks like the Smokey Mountains there. Nice shot.


Is that the Smokey Mountains? :)

Damien Franco

You are correct. The best camera is the one you have with you.

And congrats on 1,000 posts. That's quite a journey and you deserve a pat on the back!


1000 posts. Wow! I always forget to keep track of mine. I guess I should go look and see how many I've done.

Lovely picture, and I do agree. It's not the camera, it's the operator. The camera only captures what you tell it to.

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