My Tiny (Old) Digital Camera is GREAT Too!

Ever since I started my journey with photography it seems that every camera I use is GREAT,┬áno matter how old it is. The entire world of photography has opened up to me since I’ve learned to take my camera’s off manual. One “advantage” my little Canon camera has over the Canon T5i is – it’s always in my pocketbook and I can take nice quality pictures on a whim!

Every weekend my husband and I go shopping at Trader Joe’s in Edgewater, NJ, which is located on the Hudson River across from New York City. It’s cold and gray in my neck of the woods and the river is cold and pretty. There are always photo opportunities as the George Washington Bridge is off to my left and the New York City skyline is off to my right.

What I have learned in using the settings on my little pocket camera is changing the light setting. I’m still figuring out ISO as I’m not exactly sure what that setting affects, but it’s fun to try different settings to see how the photos look on screen.

I thought learning photography was going to be easy…well it’s not so easy, especially when you have a full time job and can’t really travel to take nice pictures as I see so many other great photographers take. It’s a bit disheartening, but I’m determined to make the best with what I have.

Sparrows and a Woodpecker

My Bird Friends during lunch (Paramus, NJ)

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George Washington Bridge (from Edgewater, NJ)

 

George Washington Bridge

Another George Washington Bridge view (from Edgewater, NJ)

 

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New York City skyline on a dreary day and the sunken Binghamton on the Hudson River.

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New York City Skyline (from the New Jersey Turnpike). First attempt taking photo from a moving vehicle.