Point & Shoot 05

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Of course I was curious how my little camera would perform in low light condition. I put the camera on my car roof when I took this shot. The result is quite good. The automatic picked f4.0, 1/8sec., ISO800, not a bad choice. There is hardly any noise in the image which surprised me.

After shooting a week with my little Point & Shoot I must say that all overall I am happy with with the result. Of course the image quality cannot compete with my full frame camera but for the less than $200.00 I spent on my Point & Shoot I got quite a good camera.

Point & Shoot 04

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I really liked how easy it is to get close-ups with my Point & Shoot camera. Then I decided to shoot larger compositions like this tree. The camera picked f3.3, 1/30sec., ISO80. F3.3 gives you a relatively small depth of field even in a wide angle lens. The 1.30sec. is combined with an image stabilisation system and still it is too soft in my opinion. I was astonished that the tree is very well exposed. In the past I have seen the skys perfectly exposed and the tree trunk was just black. The “automatic” picked a great exposure time.

Enjoy and happy photographing!

Point & Shoot 03

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I was inside a “Fast Food” restaurant drinking ice-water from a paper cup. The lights were pretty poo and normally I would have not taken any pictures at all. I decided to use my Point & Shoot and got this image. There is a little bit of grain in the picture but otherwise the camera performed really well.

Enjoy and happy photographing!

Point & Shoot 02

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I continued to take my Point & Shoot camera with me wherever I go and I shot a lot. This image I created during yesterday’s morning exercise walk. When I say “I created” I have to correct myself a little bit. The camera created it for me since I photographed in the so called “intelligent” mode of the camera. There was no thinking about f-stop, timing etc. The camera did it all. I felt like I surrendered a lot of control and also creativity. Is that all negative? Yes and no. I found that on one side the camera took simply over on the other side I concentrated on composition, looked for shapes and interesting compositions in mother nature. I will see how my week processes but I am looking forward to getting back to work today where I have to use my DSLR.

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Point & Shoot

This week I decided to do an exercise that I normally absolute despise. Shoot everything fully automatically. My old point & shoot camera got stolen so I decided to buy a new one. I paid less than $200.00 for it and I would like to find out if I can produce great images with it. Normally I shoot almost everything manually. This will be a real challenge for me. I also decided not to use any filters, tripods etc., just the camera.

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Smaller camera sensors are usually very good with close-ups. Here I shot the chain of a large container. Camera setting (automatic): 28mm focal length,  f3.3, 1/60sec., ISO 80.

Enjoy and happy photographing!