A few weeks ago my point and shoot camera returned home, having been lent out for a few months. I have been spending time getting re-aquainted with it, specifically with the menu options. This past weekend I took it and my iPhone to the Science Museum in London. With the point and shoot, I took this:
This is the “toy camera” setting, and I did not edit it any further. With my iPhone I took this shot:
Which I then edited in Instagram:
Two completely different takes on the same subject. But something I noticed is that the pixel counts on the two cameras are very similar. The point and shoot does have better zoom capability though.
With my point and shoot again, I took this photo:
Here I have used the macro setting. Since finding various settings has been the biggest challenge of having this camera back, I have taken to carrying it around with me everywhere and practicing a lot.
I chose the flower above as a subject in part because of a photo challenge to show harmony with opposite colors. Examples of red and green working together are all around, but I thought I would start in the garden.
Have you ever returned to use a camera after a few months and found yourself facing a bit of a learning curve? How many cameras do you carry around? Feel free to leave a comment below.