I didn't blog much this week, so to try and make up for it I'm treating you all (all 3 of you) to two, count 'em, TWO, posts today. Aren't you tickled Friday.
My Halloween post made me think about two things: (1) I need to be better about remembering to take pictures; and (2) I need to improve my photography skills.
As one of my friends so subtly put it, "Maybe you should get a better camera and take a photography class so you can have better pictures on your blog." When I looked at her like she insulted me personally (though it was justified), she tried to save her sorry ass by saying "It'll be good for your blog!!"
So I have a Canon point and shoot right now. I like it, and have started to futz with the settings to take better pictures in my ill-lighted apartment. Although you can see this is a very slow learning curve, the apex of which I may never reach.
More and more people are getting those wonderful SLR cameras, but I seriously hesitate--I think such a camera would be wasted on me. Too many buttons and settings and who knows what else. I have a low tolerance for learning new things. Plus, I highly doubt I will be willing to tote around an SLR. Or is it DSLR. See, I'm totally unworthy of having one of them.
However, there is an in-between--cameras that have more capability than your regular point and shoots, but not as bulky or complicated as an SLR. Like this one:
As you can see, it ain't cheap. There are others, such as the Canon SX30 IS ($429.99), Canon SX20 IS ($399.99), Canon SX130 IS ($249.99), and the Canon SX120 IS ($229.99).
Frankly, I have no idea how to compare them and how to go about choosing, which is perhaps an indicator that I'm not ready for this kind of upgrade.
How about you other bloggers? Did you upgrade your camera for blogging purposes? Take a photography class? Do you think I could just get by with my current camera if I just improved my skills?