Remember how I was on that photo panel at the Evo Conference in Park City, Utah? And how Jenny Cisney from Kodak was *also* on that panel?
Well, we all had a conference call *before* the panel, you know, to talk *about* the panel, and Jenny asked about what kind of equipment we had.
I am not sure if I have ever listed what I shoot with, so here goes:
– Canon EOS 40D
– Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens
– Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens
– Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens
– Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 II lens
– Canon Speedlite 580EX II External Flash
– Alien Bees Studio Light Kit
Notice there is no point and shoot there?
Jenny did as well.
So Kodak was kind enough to provide all the photo panelists (and some session attendees!) with a Kodak EasyShare M580. Thanks so much!
Which I immediately starting shooting with.
Here’s the thing, friends.
As Chase Jarvis often says – the best camera is the one that is with you. I am often quite happy with the photos from my iPhone. And sure, I like to control the DOF and bokeh with my fancy lenses – the point is this: ALL THAT CRAP IS HEAVY.
And at a conference, it’s a bummer to carry a backback full of stuff all the time.
You may want to go light.
Or the sparkle in Maya’s eyes.
How about Esther’s devilish smirk?
Or the sun setting on Helen?
Yes. All those with that little point and shoot.
And while Kodak does clearly make a fine camera, you can get these results from your camera too. Play around with the manual mode if you have it. Or the pre-programed scenes. Shoot into the light. Or stretch in post-processing.
The point is – PLAY. Take a load off. Have FUN.
You really CAN take great photos.