Sunday, September 08, 2013

I always value the Point and Shoot Camera, find out why?

Almost two months ago, I wrote a blogpost about our Photowalk and its benefits among the participants which I entitled as Photowalk is the other way of sharing your knowledge on Photography. It is also the other way to learn photography.

And one reader and a friend of mine leave his comment that made me ponder more about my passion and just enjoy what we are doing.

Before you continue reading the comment below written by one of my good friends and a fellow travel blogger based in Vigan of Northern Luzon, Edmar Guquib (the TownExplorer of www.edmaration.com) please read first the blog post about the 1st Photowalk in Bukidnon for further appreciation of his comment.


Very well said Kuya Bonz! Actually, all my photos on my blog are taken via Point and Shoot. I have used 6 P&S cameras (5 of them borrowed from friends, 1 is mine but sira na ngayon-translation-1 is mine and its now defective), from the cheapest brand, to the cheaper brand, hehehe... Sometimes nga nakakahiya tumabi sa may malalaking gadgets lalo na sa mga festival (Sometimes I felt so small in joining other photographers with expensive gadgets especially during festivals). Minsan pa nga eh di ka pa pinapapasok sa "photographer lane" kasi nga mukang hindi naman ako photographer (which is true) kasi nga naka pipichuging P&S lang (At times, I was not allowed to enter the Photographers' Lane because of my cheap looking Point and Shoot camera).
But as you said, one step at a time. I continued to take photos for personal gratification and some of my trashy photos ay napublish pa sa print media at malay ko ba (some of my trashy photos were already published for print media). Hahaha.. Now, I am making a book about travel and tourism and I will still use point and shoot. Hihihi.. The publisher told me she'll gonna buy a DSLR for me. Haha. Sineswerte nga lang naman (It might be that I'm just lucky). Bottomline is, it's not the training, it's not the photography school, it is not the camera... It's about how you enjoy doing it. Pangit man ang shot or maganda, importante ay kontento ka... at masaya sa ginagawa mo, di ba kuya. Hehehe. (Bad or good shots, at least you are contented and happy on what you are doing). The school, training and the gadgets ay bonus na lang iyon! :D-(The training in school and the gadgets are just a bonus.)
My opinion on this, is that, whatever kind or type of camera you have, may either you have Point and Shoot cameras, Mirrorless or DSLR, and if you have passion on it, I am sure you will not just love it, but the most describable word is you will absolutely enjoy in doing it. 

Above all, you master first the composition in taking photos, the basic functions of your camera, then I'm sure that you will produce good photos. We all have different and unique perspective and it all depends on how we see things like what Edmar did. Lets just respect ones opinion and that's the key. After all, the eyes of the others will be the best judge about your work.

Days from now, September 13 to be exact, I am again invited to judge a photo contest sponsored by the DevCom students of Bukidnon State University. Actually this is my third time as judge but second time in Photo Contest and 1st in the Kalinawa Foundation judging the indigenous art exhibit.
I will be facing again some photography enthusiasts that I hope will get inspired from our work and will continue their love and passion in Photography.I always value the Point and Shoot camera since it is my first camera and from where I started to love photography.

I hope that the comment of edmar would be an inspiration to us also. 

8 Con Tour Passers by:

  1. thanks for sharing this article..true, the photos beauty depends on the person who is viewing it.

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    1. Hi endette. after all, people who view your photograph are the best people to tell about your photos.:-).

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  2. I can relate to feeling small when photographing festivals with my point-and-shoot. But I enjoy taking photos nevertheless! :)

    Truth be told, I love what a DSLR can do but I don't think I can use it regularly. I borrowed one for a day and while I enjoyed it, it felt bulky and uncomfortable. It must be hard for those who carry it around all the time.

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    1. Minsan nga Claire pag si Ate mo ang nagdala ng DLSR, she always complain with the weight in handling that is so heavy....Its better to use the point and shoot. When in comes to other events to shoot. ok ang dslr talaga.:-).

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  3. I always wanted to have a DSLR camera ever since I started traveling. But until now I dont have it... hehe. Sabi ko, the money that I will use to buy that 20K plus camera is can be use to finance my travels!!! anyway some of my friends thought that I am using a DSLR pag nakita na nila ang blog post. haha... na fake ko sila... then when they learn that im just using a point and shoot camera, they will accuse me me of editing it. sabi ko,,, wala akong binago, nagdagdag lng ng watermark.

    in the end i still want that dslr to explore more and not to impress myself and others...

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    1. Tama ka Jherson. Budget conscious tayo when it comes to investment. Buyin of DSLR Camera can also be considered as investment. Invest muna sa travel then blog. tapos income. hehehe.:-). My point and shoot is just duly repaired yesterday. Cyborg na ang hitsura.

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  4. I feel too na kahit anong camera ang gamit, as long as you have the eye, lalabas ang magagandang shots :-)

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    1. Hi Pao. Ganun talaga ang mangyari. pag love mo din ang ginagawa mo lalo na sa photography. mag improve talaga ang kuha mo (Photos).

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