Sensational Scrapbook Pages begin with the camera… what your camera sees through the lens and how it is able to capture action shots (a child’s first slam dunk at a basketball game), fine details of close ups (the beautifully soft hair on a babies cheek) or a wide angle (the massiveness of the Grand Canyon) will determine how much your scrapbook page will have that super special “wow” effect on a person.
Not all cameras are made alike… but the simplicity of a digital camera – for posting pictures online at your blogs, for getting them on photo paper or more importantly for reviewing the shot before the scene/photo subject is gone… the digital camera certainly makes getting the perfect shot much much easier.
For me, I prefer a digital camera that can do all the above without me having to putz around with the settings – I just simply want to zoom in/ zoom out and point and click and have the camera magically adjust the settings based on lighting. Sometimes I do however want to play with the settings myself (and have that wonderful reset back to factory settings button there in case I really screw up!)…
The camera I purchased was a medium range camera in price, but it delivers more than my old high end digital ever did… the camera is a Sony Cybershot – DSC-H2…
It is the most wonderful camera I ever had and the neat thing is I can use it now at my novice state and grow into learning how to set things up myself.
Here’s a few websites that hopefully will inspire you and help you learn digital photography and how to setup that “perfect” shot:
- Digital Photography is to Scrapbooking as Peanut Butter is to Jelly
- Take Great Pictures Blog
- Kodak’s Top Ten Tips for Great Pictures
- Microsoft’s Take Great Pictures
- The Rule of Thirds
- Making Photographs