Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Photographing the Photographers


While walking around downtown Dallas today I noticed that a lot of other people were taking pictures. So I thought it would be fun to take pictures of them taking pictures. It wasn't as fun as I thought but here are a few anyway. I also noticed that I'm developing a case of camera envy. The more I take pictures the more I want to learn about photography and then upgrade my camera.
I use a Canon powershot A610 it's an easy point and shoot type. The camera that I want to get is a Canon EOS 40D or 50D.

So what cameras do you use and what do you want?

11 comments:

  1. wonderful candid shots!

    use a canon powershot a550
    would like to upgrade to a canon sx10is which is 10mp and 20x optical zoom also fully manual option.

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  2. Oh gosh!They do everything to take a great shot!
    Funny post James!
    I loved this post!
    hummm Why are you asking about the camera????
    LOL
    I prefer say nothing now! :-)
    Come on boy...I'm an amateur!Mine is Sonny, but very simple.

    Maybe in the future...because I 'm learning a lot with you and our blog friends about photography. Maybe .......

    Kind Regards
    Léia

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  3. Thanks!
    Oh Léia they say it's not the camera it's the photographer that takes good pictures(or something like that) I love your photos!

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  4. Since the digital came into fashion, you have the impression that everybody is taking photos!

    I use a Canon PowerShot G7 (with automatic settings). People advise me to go for more sophisitcated equipment, but I hesitate. (I would probably only use the autmatic settings anyhow.)

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  5. Hi James--thanks for stopping by my blog--I use a Canon A590--I have a question--I put the setting to nightime photos and when in the park--there are many lamp posts and I find the camera shows lines of light in the lcd part and does not want to click and take a photo then????do you have any advice for me??I want to upgrade to Canon G10 when I can afford to. Love your photos too--I do love taking pictures.

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  6. Hi Melanie, I wish that I could help but I am a total amateur. To be honest I just discovered the nighttime setting about a week ago and haven't gotten around to trying it. For me It's mostly been daytime auto focus shots.

    That said I really want to learn so I plan to take a photography class and maybe checkout a photography meetup. http://photo.meetup.com/
    after I move next month.
    I'll let you know if I learn any new tips or tricks.

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  7. Thank you for this great series, James.
    Particularly the last one makes me guffawing!

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  8. Thanks James--I look forward to your tips and/or tricks.

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  9. I use a Pentax K100D that has travelled the world with me.

    But I also have a film-based Canon EOS 3000.

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  10. Great idea for a photo-shoot.I use a Fuji 800 which is adequate for me as I am too old a bird to learn new tricks even though I would love to take more interesting shots.
    Congrats on POTD from David at authorblog-now he is a fantastic photographer and gladly gives advice.

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  11. Hey there James. Thanks for commenting about the NBA stuff. It's fun to watch most of the time; aggravating at other times. :) Depending on player performance and the refs. Right?!

    I am in your soon-to-be-former-home soon....Irving. Matter of fact I'm up there every week for work! Right on MacArthur Blvd.

    I have only had Kodak point-and-shoots and they work fine for me though I do also have camera envy occasionally. But the SLRs would be a waste on me unless I had more time to devote to learning. Which I don't. So my Kodak Z1015 works great! As have my last three Kodaks.

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