Does it take a big camera to capture ‘good’ photographs?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Yes, it felt a little funny standing along the sidelines at Gentry’s football game with a big professional-grade single lens reflex camera and heavy long lens hanging from my neck while I took sports photos with a digital camera small enough to drop into my shirt pocket, but I’m sure glad I did. To be honest with you, I never thought I’d write anything like this in a column, but I’m convinced enough to want to sell off much of my photographic equipment — including some much-loved fi lm equipment — in favor of a smaller and much lighter digital camera. And this is from a guy who thought digital quality could not touch the quality of film (so long as it is processed and printed the right way). What changed my mind? After problems with the newspaper’s professional digital camera body and a visit to the camera store to find a solution, I came away with a Canon PowerShot G15, confident it would meet most of the newspaper’s needs without spending a fortune on a new camera body and a good lens to go with it. (I migh


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