Hi Frugalistas! Regular readers will know that I don’t consider myself much of a photographer. Up till now I’ve travelled with a tiny little Canon IXUS point and shoot camera. When I started out it was enough for me – I wasn’t a great photographer, but by taking loads of shots I managed to find enough decent ones to go on the blog. More recently I’ve been focussing on my photography and have been pleased with the results. The time has therefore come to upgrade. I’m now the proud owner of the Rolls Royce of compact cameras – the Sony RX100 Mark III. There’s just one problem – this camera is so good, that every photo I’ve taken before just looks so ordinary……
My first efforts with my new camera
The old shots just don’t look the same
The problem with getting a new camera is that suddenly all your old photos look, well, so ordinary.
I can’t wait to get back to Paris so I can revisit Ste Chapelle and its stunning jewel-like stained glass windows – it will so be much easier to get some beautiful shots in its low light.
I never need an excuse to go back to Istanbul. So revisiting Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace to take new photos will be a pleasure.
My airline reviews are always so popular with readers, so I can’t wait to be able to take fabulous food photos due to the enhanced low light functionality of my new camera.
Similarly, I’m really looking forward to getting some great foodporn in the restaurants I visit and capturing some sumptuous landscapes with my camera as well as with my memory.
While my new Sony camera can be set to manual, it has a number of different settings that I’m particularly interested in using a lot: multiple low light settings – including one just for fireworks. A separate food setting – I don’t know what it does, but there’s obviously a big market for foodporn if a camera has a specialised food setting! A special setting just for sunsets – I’m hoping to get plenty of opportunity to use that…..
Improving my knowledge of photography
Of course, having a fabulous camera doesn’t suddenly make me a fabulous photographer. I’m also going to be working on my knowledge of photography and doing lots of “test shots” by taking my camera with me round town.
So watch out for my “new” photos. You did get a sneak preview in my last post – I took those photos with the new Sony. I’m so looking forward to the wonderful shots I’m going to take when I head to Athens (yes, Athens) in October. Look out for my Athens (and beyond!) posts from November onwards, and for packing and other general travel posts in the mean time. I can’t wait to bring them to you.
To the keen photographers out there, what are your best tips for me?
Author’s note: I’ve bought my Sony RX100 MarkIII with my own money, so if I don’t like it I have no one to blame but myself!