Wednesday, August 31, 2011

pictures of pots

I am looking for advice from fellow potters about a camera for taking pictures of my work. I just got a light tent and have lights and a graduated drop. However, I need to upgrade from my point and shoot. I want something that doesn't require a long learning curve if possible. Any advice would be welcome!

For publication, application to high end shows, etc, I have a great professional photographer, but I can't afford him for pics to post to my blog, facebook page, and similar sites and to use in postcards for shows.

6 comments:

Dennis Allen said...

I have a little Panasonic point and shoot that I love for this. 12mp 12x zoom and a LEICA lens. Was $200 at Costco.If you are able to step up to a slr you can use a polarizing filter to help deal with shiny pots.

John Britt said...

Emily, glad you posted. I use the Canon Power shot SX 210 IS but recently heard of this middle of the road camera (not SLR and not pocket camera):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035LBRJO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A1L9D0A8YQ4I2J

I am sure Joy Tanner has ideas.

John Britt said...

I use my Canon for all images, blog, Facebook, books, magazines.

Works great and the price is right for when I drop and break it.

Emily J Lees said...

Thanks, John and Dennis. Both of you have been really helpful and reassured me that I didn't have to spend hundreds of dollars on an SLR. I opted for the Power Shot SX 210, and it should arrive from Best Buy in a few days.

John Britt said...

Just make sure you high megs like 14 and a macro, which I am sure the new ones have.

Emily J Lees said...

Mine should be just like yours. It wasn't available in the store, but Best Buy had it on line.