New Digital Cameras
Newer cameras will probably make your photograph WORSE!
HERE IS WHY: Let’s say you shoot a nice closeup of your niece smiling and, when you get the print back, she ISN’T smiling??? You missed the shot? Your timing is terrible? You’re a lousy photographer?
Newer camera systems – those with computerized (electronic) control systems cause a long delay between the time you push the shutter and the shutter actually activates and makes the exposure. This is especially true when the Flash unit is on.
This delay is significant. It usually means you will miss the “peak action”…. the “fleeting moment” that your eye sees. Some of the newer cameras have up to a full second delay because of their circuitry. Jeez, a smile can disappear in a fraction of a second (technically it can disappear in 1/200th to 1/500th of a second!).
Most point and shoot digital cameras, no matter how good the brand name, suffer from this problem. And most of the newer film cameras also can cause this problem.
So, for those of you who are aspiring to be a better photographer, you have two choices: Buy an older mechanical film camera (these don’t have the “delay” problem) or you must go to a camera shop and try each camera you are interested in to determine how quickly the camera fires when you push the shutter.
If you don’t make one of those choices, the chances are very high that you will never – no matter how many photography courses you take, no matter how much you practice – you will never make exceptional photographs, even though your eye will see them.
I built this course to help you become better photographers, ignoring this problem, in my opinion, will make your photographic experiences miserable.