Well, here we are at Day 7, the final day, of my quick trip through the old point & shoot archives. It’s been a lot of fun and an interesting experience to go back and select a few shots from previous years to share on the blog. It has also reminded me, again, how valuable the simple P&S camera can be as a tool for making great images. It feels like there is a strong pull these days for people to gravitate towards bigger and more expensive cameras with the sense that it will yield superior results. There is some truth in that, but it only goes so far.
In my view, the more control you have, the more things there are to think about, and the more things there are that can go wrong. To paraphrase Thomas Edison, I haven’t failed, I’ve just found several thousand ways not to make an image. Some days I don’t want the mess of hauling around my gear – I just want to, well , point and shoot. And I think that often works well for me.
In the end, I tend to agree with Guy Tal, the camera is a tool, like a paint brush or an instrument, and the quality of the tool matters little compared to the quality of what you make with it.
This one is from the same location as yesterday, Sauble Beach. I hope you like it.