Years ago- actually in my teens- I took classes at Portland School of Art and spent hours in the dark room developing film and printing photos. I had it all planned out: I would move my mother's fabric stash (you see, the love of fabric IS genetic!) and take over her corner of the basement to build my own photo studio. I would learn how to capture light as it moved over the hills. I would create beautiful still lifes. I would become a Great Photographer.
But a few months ago, my friend Dave loaned me a camera, and now I need to learn how to use one again. Artistically.
This first little nest photo was taken with my Cannon Powershot - a point and shoot pocket camera that lives in the bottom of my purse for emergencies. As a cell phone user, I should know how to use my phone's photography app, but really, I just use my phone for calls.
I must be getting old... anyway, here's the same shot with Dave's camera. What a huge difference it makes to use the right tool! Both photos were taken in the same lighting and using a tripod. Both were cropped in iphoto and the only difference is the camera/lens.