Canon Powershot ELPH 320 HS, Flowers, iPhone, Photo Challenges, Photo Editing, Photography

Compare and Contrast

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:

Point and shoot, toy camera setting

ISO 500 4.3mm f/2.7 1/60

This is the “toy camera” setting, and I did not edit it any further.  With my iPhone I took this shot:

iPhone Version

ISO 320 4.15mm f/2.2 1/17

Which I then edited in Instagram:

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Old-school #mail #london @sciencemuseum

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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:

Red and Green Together

ISO 800 4.3mm f/2.7 1/125

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.