My name is Stephanie and I own a point and shoot (P&S) camera. Her name is Matilda, she's a Canon PowerShot A590IS and she serves me well.
I used to post a lot more photos here on my blog. Then I began hanging out with a bunch of wonderful people who had nice (read: fancier) cameras and did all sorts of beautiful artistic things with them. So I became intimidated (self-imposed of course!) and stopped playing with my little Canon P&S. No more photos for Stephanie, or if there were photos there certainly weren't as many publicly displayed here.
Hooey. C'est fini ça.
Although there are things I can't do with my little Matilda that I could do with a fancier camera, there are many things I can do:
I can play with colour, light and composition.
I can play with lines and shapes.
I can capture flare.
I can capture images of my favourite peeps, places or things.
I can stick it in my pocket or my purse for easy travel or access.
I can use my macro setting to take pictures of interesting details.
I can photograph my artwork.
I can illustrate a quote, a feeling or a story.
Plus so many things I haven't tried yet.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not dissing the fancy cameras. In fact, someday I foresee owning one and delving into more technical aspects of the craft.
But today I needed a reminder that even with a simple point and shoot I can play and experiment; I can illustrate my emotions and stories; I can take pictures that bring me pleasure or capture the essence of something I see. And so can you.
Do you have favourite point and shoot photos? Drop me a link in the comments if you do; I'd love to see them.