Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Buying the right camera

The most primary question when it comes to buying a digital camera is which one to buy. The one you pick depends on a lot of things, some logical, some emotional. When I was doing research for my first DSLR I asked myself questions like:
  • what will I need it for (how will I use it),
  • how much money to spend,
  • what my photographic goals are (future aspirations), and
  • what kinds of accessories (lenses) could I buy

Then there's how it feels in your hand. Is it heavy and cumbersome or light and easy to figure out?

Here are some camera reviews that I found useful and kept as bookmarks:

Digital SLR Camera Guides for Beginners -- Low tech, high information reviews for beginner digital photographers.

C/NET Reviews -- Reviews by camera price, brand, and more. Plus under the "Find a Camera" links are everything you need to know (or didn't know you needed to know) about digital cameras.

ConsumerSearch DSLR Camera Reviews -- ConsumerSearch lists the top 3 best reviewed cameras, but it also has information on what to look for in a camera.

Digital Camera Info -- I like this one because it categorizes cameras by how you would use them.

DPReview Side-by-side Camera Comparison - you pick the cameras you want to compare.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Federal Election 2011

federal election 2011 by Wanderfull1
federal election 2011 a photo by Wanderfull1 on Flickr.

There's an election? This is the only politician and campaign sign I've seen in my neighborhood. I took several photos, but liked this one best. The passing pedestrian pretty much sums up the general indifference the public feels towards this election.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

spring blizzard

spring blizzard 2 by Wanderfull1
spring blizzard 2 a photo by Wanderfull1 on Flickr.

This Calgary Transit bus was stuck across three lanes at the top of Centre Street Bridge. Usually when it snows heavily it's the long accordion buses that have trouble getting up Centre Street hill. I spotted this as I was walking to work.

Despite the fact I've lived in Calgary my entire life, I doubt I will ever get used to winter lasting seven months of the year. Please, please, please nature gods, let this be the last of it.