I started in 2009 with a second hand 'happy snappy' that my sister gave me ...
The quality was not great but it was a start
Then I bought my own 'happy snappy' and this one had a zoom ...
Picture quality was still not great but I could capture more shots ... as long as they weren't moving very fast!
But now I have a proper digital SLR .... and boy what a difference
|Click on the image to see the definition - wow!|
Of course the first thing is that now I feel like a REAL photographer and today people weren't giving me that odd "what is she doing?" look that I usually get when I lurk on street corners.
The second big difference is that the camera actually does what it is told ... rather than thinking about it and then finally agreeing, which often makes me miss the shot! It also means that I now have more than one opportunity to get a photo and with the special 'sport' mode (yes I know, but what can you do? That is what it says on the button). It will take multiple shots at a time so you can pick the best - brilliant!
I know you will all miss my 'arty' shots of missed cyclists but maybe I'll throw in the occasional one for old times sake!