Say hello to my new camera, Synchronicity, ordered from B & H Photovideo (I usually order equipment from them) and received in hand this weekend when a friend came back from the States. From what I've read and been advised on by friends who are photographers, it is a great camera. One of the main reasons I went for it is the fold out, live view LCD ... a feature which I use a lot with my Canon A620. The fold out capability easily allows me to get shots at awkward, ground, low or high/overhead angles. I like having the option of either looking at the LCD or using the viewfinder. I haven't taken any shots with Synchronicity yet and I'm looking forward to seeing what the results are when I do. I feel I will evolve and get more serious about and creative with my images.
Synchronicity is my third ever (still) camera. Below are my other two:
The above photo shows my first ever camera, a trusty Pentax SLR which my parents (who were holidaying in Canada) brought back for me as my requested birthday gift in 2002. This is when I first jumped into the world of photography. This camera (which I now realise I never named) opened up a whole new world and took all the photos for my first solo photography exhibition in 2004 (Waiting for Elaine).
A few examples:
Book of Hands in Water
Two in One
Angels on Taxi
... and so many others.
In 2006 I stopped using the Pentax (and film) when I moved to the convenience and immediacy of 'Love Bee', my first ever digital (Canon A620), also from Canada. Love Bee is great quality and more of an 'everyday' camera: small enough to carry everywhere with me (in my bag) and take all of my spur-of-the-moment photos (e.g. those on this blog).
So, the way I see it ... I'll continue to use Love Bee as my blogging/online/everyday camera and use Synchro for special projects.