You can take a picture with anything, from a ten dollar disposable to a thousand dollar miracle of modern technology, but if you want a good photo, then sometimes you’re going to need a little more.More as in photography equipment and more in knowledge , what to use, how to use it and where to go to get the best image that you’re going to get of a particular item.
That doesn’t mean take your mega million dollar camera down the rapids unless you know how to make it waterproof, it means understanding lighting, how your camera works and how to get the most out of whatever kind of camera you happen to be using, from the least expensive to the most expensive.
For my money, you can’t beat a digital these days and the pixel rate has gone up while the price has gone down. Each of them has its drawbacks of course and its positive side, but the up side of a digital is that you needn’t bother with the film, double exposures are few and far between and you can and do get the same quality that the film camera gave you with out some of the added expenses. Add to that that its a lot easier to not have to change film in the middle of the water or a ski trip.
As to taking a camera with you on the outside forays into new adventures, absolutely.
I never leave home without one, and I’m the person you hate when it comes to spending time with me. Whether its a camping trip, picnic, family gathering, a storm or an avalanche, I’m happily clicking away taking pictures of everything and everyone.
What’s my favorite camera? In all honesty I’d have to say the Canon EOS series cameras give the best bang for your buck, when you want some quality and the extra options that it takes to get some great action shots. I love the extra functions and I like what kind of return I get for wildlife as well as lightning photos, and the ease of use they offer to even the most rank amateur. I take it hiking, to the Grand Canyon, to the national parks and a little bit of everywhere, but I do pay a price for it. My own Canon has dings, scratches and bangs, but I’d have to say, its held up remarkably well for all that. It’s hit the ground a time or two, been banged against a few rocks while climbing or hiking and shows a little wear and tear on the body.
Is that what I recommend for a rafting trip.. well yes and no. You’re definitely going to get the best pictures, but here’s the thing… I’ve had mine dunked a few times and the reality is that they don’t respond well to water.
For a river rafting trip, take a cheap imitation, or waterproof your good one, otherwise you’re going to be sad and its going to be wet unless you’re the guy on the shore waiting for the raft to come past you, which is a lot less fun than taking part.
When you’re new to a given type of outdoor entertainment, my personal recommendation is, take a disposable, study it and its capabilities and use it. If it drops, falls or bounces off a few rocks, it beats killing your favorite more costly camera. Learn what you’re doing in that new activity prior to trying to take photos while you’re doing it with your best camera.
Fatal error: Call to undefined function related_posts() in /home/outdoor/public_html/wp-content/themes/min/single.php on line 169