|Agfa click III|
|Yashica Electro 35|
|Nikon Coolpix 4300|
|Canon SX20 IS|
These are the (only) cameras that I have used so far (in the same order) and frankly speaking I was really happy with them.
All the photographs you have seen so far on my blogs are from one of these cameras and they are all point and shoot.
But the fact is that everyone around me, left right and centre has a DSLR and they give me a weird look when I tell them that I don't have a DSLR.
So like the old saying goes "If you can't beat them, join them" I decided that I would buy my first DSLR.
I mean there is no point looking embarrassed when I face a tiger and the tiger asks me "you have come here to click me with that silly camera?"
But before I buy one I wanted to know some finer points of the camera. I realized that the best way to learn was to attend a workshop.
Found this site (toehold) which was holding workshops in all major cities in India and luckily Pune was included in the list.
It was a two day session with some special attention given as to how to operate a camera (especially a DSLR). That was a big plus for me as I am one of those who can't do anything by reading a manual. So a hands on experience with doubts clarified immediately with practical demonstration was something that I liked.
I also discovered some of the functions that were there in my existing camera (Canon SX20) which I was not aware of. By the way this is the camera that gave me maximum mileage (and the one most abused - look at the score marks)
The cross section of the people who attended the workshop was also interesting. It varied from a Brigadier to a young lad who came all the way from Kolhapur.
While all were engrossed in the lectures I took the liberty of clicking some of the participants.
The disappearing act about to begin, or more commonly known as the “ghost effect”
The second day included some outdoor sessions.
In case you are wondering about this bad picture above, it was my first attempt at panning.
This is the best I could get. But watch this space. With practice I hope to upload some good panning pictures. (and it could be yours if you are zooming around on the Pune roads)
Special attention was given to wild life photography as our faculty (Mr Rahul) was basically a wild life enthusiast.
Those who want to have a look at the participants of the workshop, click here.