April 5, 2009 at 4:59 pm
Here’s a photo of me and my mom at an awards ceremony.
And here’s a photo of me with Maggie Rodriguez on the set of The Early Show.
What’s that you say? You can’t tell that’s Maggie Rodriquez? You wouldn’t be able to ID my mom in a line-up? Why yes, that’s because my camera SUCKS!
The Canon PowerShot SD1000 was affordable and is easy to carry around because it’s the size of a pack of cards. (It cost me a lot less than what Amazon.com is listing it for. Don’t know what that’s about.) Sadly, 1/5 of the time the pictures it takes look like Vaseline was smeared on the lens of the camera. It’s a testy little device and it takes some training to learn how to push the button halfway to focus and then take a photo. I know about its quirks, but if I do not get a new camera in a month I’m going to have a lot of blurry photos of me standing in front of Big Ben and the Arc de Triumph.
Eventually, when I am rich and famous, I will buy a nice DSLR camera and take beautiful, breathtaking photos. However, you can keep your breath for now since that day has not yet come. Even if it had, I wouldn’t want to drag a camera that huge around Europe. So, does anyone have any firsthand experience with a point-and-shoot camera that is lightweight and will take focused pictures without any training? My scrapbook will thank you.
* Entry title respectfully stolen from Bishop Allen – Click, Click, Click, Click