Based on the amount of photographs in my Lightroom library, I’ve contructed this lame excuse to justify the shortage of shots I’ve taken in the year so far.
Photographic opportunities present themselves in countless ocassions and my lack of enthusiasm for taking advantage of them is due because I’m not always being up for carrying around the D90 all the time.
Granted the 50mm f/1.8 is my primary lens so I don’t have too much weight to complain about but there are instances where a pocket-sized camera is all I want to resort to.
Nevertheless, I still want to make sure that whatever compact camera I alternative with, that it still yields the same RAW capable and professional-quality prints that I would expect from the D90. In essence, I’m looking to free myself from DSLR a little.
Traveling and photography has always gone hand and hand for me and whenever I see tourist photographing monumental landmarks with a point & shoot rather than something as robust as a DSLR, I’ve never been one to judge because ultimately it’s what you do within the limits of that camera that makes the difference between a good photograph and a spectacular one.
Not having my D90 with me won’t make me less of a photographer. In fact it’ll grant the opportunity to demonstrate how much more can be accomplished because of it’s versatility.
There’s more to photography than just pointing and shooting. You have to decide on your subject, on framing your shot and in the process make decision on how you want to tell your story and if you can do that with an expensive camera, there’s no reason the same principles can’t be applied with one that doesn’t draw as much attention and make you feel more important.
In the Market For
On Sunday I spent a solid 3hrs reading countless reviews on 3 specific P&S cameras that have caught my attention: The Nikon Coolpix P6000, the Canon Powershot s90 & the rugged Canon Powershot G10. All with RAW support and megapixels higher or equal to 10 and the one that has fascinated me the most has been the G10.
I haven’t purchased it yet but I will be in the next couple of days and what honestly sold me on it was photojournalist Gary Knight’s commentary on how it’s been the perfect street camera for him and that’s exactly what I’m looking for.
I have big hands so I don’t want a camera as small as the s90 because it just feels uncomfortable and the G10 seems like the perfect middle ground and I’m enamored with how many accessories are available to extend its capabilities.
I love my D90 and I’m merely looking or a worthy and perfect companion for it.