posted on Sep, 16 2014 @ 08:01 PM
a reply to: OpinionatedB
Thanks for the hefty compliment! I don't sell my work. I just take pictures in order to be able to share my experiences. I watermark some of the ones
I really care about and don't want used without my permission.
I did a lot of research on my camera before I bought it. It is a Canon PowerShot A3300 IS. I paid about $100 for it on sale. It takes really great
pictures but it only has 5X optical zoom and the quality goes way down as soon as any zoom is used. So I just make sure I get really close to the
subject. That is kind of the challenge for me.
In post process I just do a real quick auto contrast adjust and sometimes auto color adjust. For nature/wildlife scenes I usually add a touch of
saturation so that the result matches more closely what the eye sees. I often bring the pixels per inch up from the default of 180 to 300 to smooth
The A3300 IS does extremely good macro (see my bug image) and is pretty good in low light (accounting for the low noise). The nice thing about Canon
PowerShots is that you can open the firmware with CHDK for hundreds of other functions and ranges that are only available in DSLRs. Hence the
intervelometer mode and longer exposures used to get the sequential images for the star trails image.
To see the detail that the A3300 IS is capable of in macro, right click on the bug image and choose "view image". Then left click on the image that
It takes skill to do good photography with film. Good work!
edit on 16-9-2014 by CraftBuilder because: I added zoom instructions.