My New, Magical, Digital Elph


As an artist, it is really important to photograph your work.  Especially if your pieces are being sold and/or moved around to various galleries.  When I graduated from college in May 2009, my dad gave me this really great camera.

I wanted something small that I could carry around with me and photograph anything that inspired me.  Many of my paintings were born from pictures that I took with that camera.  Unfortunately, my camera developed a glitch when it was dropped a few months ago.  So it’s been a lot more difficult to take good pictures.

The other day, Eric ordered me a new camera.  I insisted on having the same Canon Powershot Digital Elph.  I love how fast it turns on, and how it’s pretty good at capturing light.  I hate using camera flashes! Because the one my dad gave me is older, it costs about $500 brand new on Amazon!  So I got the newer version for a little over $100.

You know how change often makes people unhappy?  Well, I am not unhappy with my new camera, but I’m still skeptical.  Is it as good as my old one?  It’s a little smaller, lighter, and more modern looking.  It doesn’t turn on quite as fast as my old one, but it has more mega pixels.  But the zoom is also a lot louder.  I know this seems like a silly thing to care about, but I happen to love photographing small skittish animals.  Time will tell.  I have a feeling that my new camera and I will become fast friends.  But for now, I’m still testing the waters.

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About Melody

My name is Melody Martin. Check out my art blog, and learn all about the steps and techniques that go into oil paintings.
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One Response to My New, Magical, Digital Elph

  1. Holly Niphakis says:

    it’s such a cute little camera 🙂 Nice color, too. And a great price. I wonder if the Camera Shop could recommend a sort of special lubricating oil for cameras, if there is such a thing in fear of it getting anywhere near the lens and smearing the photos… but then you’d need to consider the cost of that, too.

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