2014 Snapshots

Monday, January 18

It’s the Artist, not the tool…

Lately I’ve been thinking on whether or not to invest in another camera so that  I can take better looking photos. 

And then in my contemplating state along comes my daughter, Renee with my Sony 7.2 Mega-pixel cybershot camera and shows me these pictures that she took on her field trip last week.

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Aren’t they great! (okay okay  I’m a little biased-she is my daughter!!), but I was impressed.  Anyway these pictures taught me something, well actually 2 things ,

firstly I’m just not that great at taking photos and secondly it’s not the tool (although it does help) but I think it always starts with the artist.

So getting a new camera is out of the question for now.   I’m just going to have to spend some time learning the functions  instead of just pointing and shooting!!

6 comments:

Mari said...

She really does have a great eye!

laura said...

Those are more than enough megapixels, even for making enlargements, anyways. Where was R's field trip to?

Francesca said...

Those are really beautiful, and perfectly framed shots. And for a child to see the beauty in those lines of dry grasses, I'm impressed!

Thom said...

Oh I hear ya. The tool is hard to learn. Great photos.

happilyretired said...

Kudos to your daughter for these marvelous photos and to you for sharing them with us. From someone who used a 'point and shoot' Casio Exilim for YEARS, shifting to a Nikon D60 in January of 2009 and taking some photo classes made me into a better photographer. That said, I still used the little point and shoot occasionally ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I agree... The eye (and the mind...)... the artist are more important than tools !!! Beautiful shots !

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