I think I’m approaching the end of an era. It’s been a good long run- probably about 5 years. But, I think my camera is on its last legs. It’s a sad day.
My camera’s nothing fancy- just a little silver point-and-shoot. A refurbished Olympus that I got for cheap, off of a deal-of-the-day website. It’s worked well for years.
It even takes pretty good pictures, under certain conditions. With good lighting (ie, a sunny day), I can take decent close-ups.And, if I’m patient enough, I can even take slightly less close-up shots, if it’s not windy out and I’m willing to take 20 or 30 pictures before I get a good one.
My camera has worked well enough; and frankly it still works. Except the battery doesn’t keep a charge for more than 15 minutes. And I’d like to have some more control of focus and color and exposure.
The problem is, I know nothing about cameras (I got really excited when I found out what the “macro” button was for). So I was hoping someone out there in internet land could have some advice for me.
Do you know anything about cameras? I know DSLR’s are fancy, but are they worth it? Would it be worthwhile to take a photography class? Where would you even find a photography class? Are there any websites that would be good for a novice like me? I don’t even know where to start!