When I first started blogging I had 35mm film Nikon SLR and an early model point-and-shoot digital camera.
I still have the 35 mm camera. I got it for my 18th birthday. It went to college with me. I still love this camera.
I knew I could take better pictures with my film camera, but that would require having the pictures developed, having a CD made (or scanning myself), and then uploading from there. So I opted for the easy route and used the digital camera. As a result, the pictures on the blog in the first few years were, for the most part, horrible. A couple of years ago, I was generously gifted a Nikon digital SLR.
It's a D40, which at the time was Nikon's entry level digital SLR, but honestly it does everything that I could ask it to and it is much lighter than a lot of comparable cameras. I have lately been considering buying a small point-and-shoot digital camera (which have improved dramatically in quality over the past few years) to carry in my purse. But ultimately I have, to this point, decided not to.
I'm not a professional photographer. Not even close. But in the process of trying to improve the images that appear on this blog, I've learned a few things. So, this week, I will present a little series showing you the tips I've acquired - however amateur they may be. I think it's important to note that I don't think it's necessary to own a really high end camera or even an SLR. Perusing blogs that have wonderful photographs, it's clear that it's about the light, the subject, the composition, and not the camera.