Learn the limitations of the equipment and work within those parameters.
Since you're assigned, be focused and get the job done. Dun care what cameras others using, or even if they burst out laughing. Just ignore and I'm sure you'll get better results next time.
my CO's pic come out lidat cos i used the burst function. Was afraid that i would miss the shot since i the camera takes some time to be ready for the next shot.
Actually P&S can do very good shots even in such enviroment, which is why these cameras are known as P&S mah .
I was using my Lumixs to SSS before I got my DSLR, not because the Lumixs are no good, just that I want to be more versatile to explore more shooting styles. P&S are 1 camera stuck with that fix lens to do all but with capability till a certain extend only.
to be fair, a p&s is much easier to know inside out, it has fixed lens, fixed range of settings to a certain extent.
but that is another matter altogether, being intimidated or feeling inferior should never be an issue. there are people out there who have nikon d3, trinity lenses, they produce nonsensical shots. there are people out there using lx3 or similar p&s, they produce photos worthy of applause.
that other day, i came across a photographer from amsterdam who uses an lx3 to take sunset shots.
i'd wager that there are dslr users that cannot produce such results and composition, even given the same scene and timing.
emphasize the correct things, equipment is important, but not that important, when you get that clear, and you know that fact.... life becomes a lot easier.
Don't feel bad about DSLR next to you when you shoot. I went through something similar about 4 years back.
Imagine being asked by a friend to cover a wedding party in Bintang and you only have some old equipment from 20 years ago. I covered the wedding with a Minolta film 505SI super with a single 24 85 lens, an old Sunpak 622 handle mount flash and about 20 rolls of film. As I was preparing to shoot, a few other friends of the groom came over with a plethora of Nikon and Canon single digit bodies and lenses with front elements bigger than my palm. Looking at my equipment, some of them looked shocked at the lack of "Pro" equipment and lenses and even said it out loud. I just kept my cool and shot and shot the standard set of pics expected of me as well as some more artistic ones of the settings. End of the day, still got some of the better pics that day and my friend was pleased with the results. Most important point right?
Equipment doesn't make the photographer, just remember that next time.
why bigger cams aren't always better!
bump up for my fav thread!
if is held in mindef, you have a better chance at better lighting, the lighting looks somewhat dim to me...tough call with a p&s...heng i ord long time ago, if not must go and do sai kang again...navy always have a lot of these types of event...
Last edited by Simon_84; 3rd June 2009 at 12:56 AM.