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.