21 July 2012

It's just too much- balancing camera quality vs practicality


The last day of my photography mini course. Thank you so much to everyone who has taken part and left such lovely words of encouragement. I really hope the course has taught you something new and maybe encouraged you to move off the automatic setting?!

This last post is about a dilemma that many of us face when going away...

What camera do I take with me? 
Do I look for quality or practicality? 

I think there are essentially two options; your big camera and your mobile, both of which have pros and cons.

To help make that decision easier I have put together a quick flow chart. This is certainly not definitive but helps me work through my options.

Just to clarify an answer of "yes" is the green arrow and an answer of "no" is the red arrow.

Again, thank you so much for joining me on this little course. Have you enjoyed it? I would really appreciate some feedback. 

Thanks for stopping by 


Kirsty.A said...

Thanks for this course - clarified a few things. I ALWAYS take my big camera - I'd rather leave a few pairs of shoes behind if there are weight restrictions. My mobile's OK outdoors, but rubbish in low light or indoors

debs14 said...

We only got our DSLR camera last week so haven't had chance to put much of your tips into practice, but it's the long summer holidays now and I certainly intend to revisit your blog for some handy hints and tips. You write very clearly and I think you have done a great job in putting together a short course on the basics. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

scrappyjacky said...

I never use my mobile.....but I always have my tiny camera with me.....and take the larger one on 'occasions'.
Thanks for all your helpful tips,Abi.

Clair said...

I'm actually starting to think that I just need a better camera bag. I'd be much more inclined to use my DSLR all the time if it wasn't such a pain to carry! Will bear your flow chart in mind from now on though :)