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Do I Really Need a DSLR

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OK. I admit I'm lazy. I love photography but I've been working on my NYIP certificate forever and hoping to finally graduate in the spring. When I'm out and about I always have a camera with me and the idea of lugging around a DSLR isn't all that appealing. At least not to me, anyway. Like I said, I'm lazy. A smart phone camera, no matter how good anyone says they are, will never do. I guess a lot of the reason for that is everyone and their brother has one. If I do that I'll just feel like one of them. What's the alternative?

Go out and get yourself a high end bridge type of camera. You know, that point and shoot thing that makes many a photographer cringe at the very thought. Yes, it has it's limitations but it gets the job done and I don't feel like I'm lugging anything. If you focus only on special photo shooting trips instead of having a camera ever ready, you could quite possibly miss that shot of a lifetime. You know, the big one. The one we all long for but never seem to get. Well, you'll increase your chances of getting it if you always have a camera.

Personally, I shoot with an Olympus Stylus I, a sweet little high end bridge camera that I can take anywhere. What is the biggest limitation with this camera? I can only print up to 20 x 14. Yeah, I know, but this shortcoming is worth having it with me all the time. There are others, like those from Sony, so pick your favorite and get out there. It's true, sometimes, OK most of the time, you can leave the DSLR at home. I've gotten some great flower shots, landscapes, vintage cars, vintage signs of Portland, animals, insects, etc. You name it.

Happy Snapping