Scooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 876 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1147 times:
Oh yes. The digital camera...been there, done that!!! Seriously though, digital cameras are quite capable of stunning pics, but it's SOOOO easy to screw up. It took me a few months to figure mine out, and once I figured out what it was (and was not) capable of, it was a ton of fun. The bummer is that because of their weak zooms, you need to be VERY close to the action to get a crisp shot.
I actually put my digicam aside a few months ago and picked up a basic 35mm SLR. I hate waiting for film developing, but wow...the resolution can't be beat. If you are serious about photography (and selling your work), film is the only way to go.
However...keep playing with that digital camera. It's a great way to learn the basics about photography, as there is no cost for film. My digicam still gets lots of use, but for the big photo shoots I bring out the SLR. Just keep in mind that you won't get many 'digital' shots uploaded to this site. Most of my stuff on here is digital, but the standards are so high now that it's hard to get anything uploaded that was shot with a 2.1 megapixel camera or lower.
But just wait...in just a few years, digital will be on par with film. Oh yes...