Photo Tip: Compacts Can


Apologies for the late Photo Tip this Tuesday. Just a simple one today. After having spent a few weeks testing a compact camera I have come to realize that compact cameras are still capable tools.

Sure they have limits on things like depth of field control but even the entry units today offer exposure compensation, scene selection and good macro. The image above was taken with a Nikon Coolpix S5100 which is small enough to be always in a pocket. I pulled the image into Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 for processing and bam, this image is one of my most favourite pics which I have taken in some time.

I will share some more tips in the future but for now, don’t write compacts off, they are still very capable cameras.

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Founder of PhotoComment. In a relatively short space of time he has experienced the photography industry almost full circle. From camera repairs, to photographic retail, wholesale, marketing for one of the large camera brands, part time photographer and of course blogger there is hardly a moment when he is not eating, drinking and occasionally getting some sleep where photography is not involved.