Snapping Away with a Canon IXUS 510
Last year, I went to a photography event, you know, one of the big shows at the Exhibition Centre here in Melbourne, with a friend, and Canon were selling the Canon IXUS 510 compact cameras for $100. It was really too cheap to pass up. We were told that they were worth over $300 and we were given a three year warranty with it. It isn’t a bad camera, and I have had lots of fun with it, but one thing I have enjoyed using it for is the macro setting on it.
You can get so close. I can’t get that close with my DSLR, well not until I get a macro lens for it, so until then the phone and this camera will have to do me. I couldn’t stop taking photos with it. It is such a small camera and so light, so it was so easy. I would have taken photos for a long time, but then the battery died on me, so that put a stop to it.
Another thing I had fun with was the fisheye setting. It was hysterical seeing what I could do with it and how distorted I could make things. I will have to play with this setting a lot more I think.
Sometimes it is good to just take photos when it is easy. I love my DSLR, but sometimes, taking photos has to be other things as well. I like taking photos with all sorts of cameras. I still think, no matter what camera you use there are challenges involved. Compact cameras and cameras in phones are all about composition, and phone cameras can be hard to use because you have to have a steady hand, well I find they can be awkward.