CHEAP PHOTOGRAPHY

I just could not pass it up.  The lady
had been using this little camera to 
do her eBay selling.  It had a broken
battery door.  But it still worked.  So 
her husband bought her another 
camera and she put this one up for
sale.

The price was:
Buy it now, $1.00.
Shipping, $2.41.
So, I bought it now.

I fixed the battery door with
some JB weld I had in the shop.
Then I took my little $1,00 camera. [O.K., $3.41 with shipping.] and 
went picture taking.

Now this is embarrassing to me.  It was a rainy day but that
trip gave me one of my all time favorite photos – with my $1.00
camera.  This despite the fact that I have way too many cameras.
Yes, several with changeable lens, dials to twist and buttons to 
push.  I think you photographers call them “DSLR” cameras.

Another cheap camera case.
I have a couple of blogs going and I wanted a macro shot of
a briar stem.  So I took my brand new 16MP camera and took
the shot.  It looked great on the LCD.  But not in the computer.

I went back into my office and pulled off the shelf another cheap
camera I had laying around.  It was an old NIKON coolpix 2500.
Only 2MP.  I had bought it off eBay for a buy it now price of $6.50.
And that was a bundle price.  Came with everything, plus shipping.
They were funny looking cameras and I wanted to see one.

That cheap $6.50 2MP camera far out shot my new 16MP camera
on macro.

I am indebted to Ken Rockwell for my thinking on this subject.
He points out how the camera does not matter.  It is the person
operating the camera that makes the difference.  So in addition
to my good cameras I get a bang out of seeing how cheap I can
shoot some good pictures.

Consider the cheap Holga film cameras.

 

Because of the limitations of this really cheap camera.  There has 
become a cult following among some photographers to see how 
good a photo they can get.  And some have won awards and 
competitions using the flimsy thing.

For my self I want digital, not film.  But not all the fun is in 
expensive cameras and lens.  Try seeing how cheap you can
take a good photo.

Ansel Adams said “The single most important component
of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”

Below are two links to Ken Rockwell and I think some sound
advice.  Then see how cheap you can operate.

kenrockwell.com/tech/not-about-your-camera.htm

www.kenrockwell.com/tech/notcamera.htm 


I just could not pass it up.  The lady
had been using this little camera to 
do her eBay selling.  It had a broken
battery door.  But it still worked.  So 
her husband bought her another 
camera and she put this one up for
sale.

The price was:
Buy it now, $1.00.
Shipping, $2.41.
So, I bought it now.

I fixed the battery door with
some JB weld I had in the shop.
Then I took my little $1,00 camera. [O.K., $3.41 with shipping.] and 
went picture taking.

Now this is embarrassing to me.  It was a rainy day but that
trip gave me one of my all time favorite photos – with my $1.00
camera.  This despite the fact that I have way too many cameras.
Yes, several with changeable lens, dials to twist and buttons to 
push.  I think you photographers call them “DSLR” cameras.

Another cheap camera case.
I have a couple of blogs going and I wanted a macro shot of
a briar stem.  So I took my brand new 16MP camera and took
the shot.  It looked great on the LCD.  But not in the computer.

I went back into my office and pulled off the shelf another cheap
camera I had laying around.  It was an old NIKON coolpix 2500.
Only 2MP.  I had bought it off eBay for a buy it now price of $6.50.
And that was a bundle price.  Came with everything, plus shipping.
They were funny looking cameras and I wanted to see one.

That cheap $6.50 2MP camera far out shot my new 16MP camera
on macro.

I am indebted to Ken Rockwell for my thinking on this subject.
He points out how the camera does not matter.  It is the person
operating the camera that makes the difference.  So in addition
to my good cameras I get a bang out of seeing how cheap I can
shoot some good pictures.

Consider the cheap Holga film cameras.

 

Because of the limitations of this really cheap camera.  There has 
become a cult following among some photographers to see how 
good a photo they can get.  And some have won awards and 
competitions using the flimsy thing.

For my self I want digital, not film.  But not all the fun is in 
expensive cameras and lens.  Try seeing how cheap you can
take a good photo.

Ansel Adams said “The single most important component
of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”

Below are two links to Ken Rockwell and I think some sound
advice.  Then see how cheap you can operate.

kenrockwell.com/tech/not-about-your-camera.htm

www.kenrockwell.com/tech/notcamera.htm 


HELP – I DID IT AGAIN.

I’ve mentioned above that one of my enjoyments
is to see how cheap I can buy a camera and take
a decent photo with it.

The one above was $1.00.  Now I’ve found one for
.99 cents.  It is true, that the one above was all around
cheaper.  This one ended up more due to shipping and
the need to buy a battery.  But I have been wanting to
try one of these for quite a while.

This camera had been listed in the wrong category
plus having been in storage for a long time.  Perhaps
it had been set back in storage because it did not 
work at all.  The seller was not able to test it.  I decided
to take the chance.  My real loss would be the cost of
shipping.

It worked.  It does have a few “quirks”.  But still fun for
me to play with.

Sorry.  I had a photo taken with this camera.  But the
“editor” or program or what ever would not let me get
it saved with out 200 words for each paragraph.  And
I cannot say 200 or more words about a photo.  Yet
I’m getting by with less that 200 words per paragraph
here.  Go figure.


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