So it was here I started to get into photography more with every trip to the Zoo, yet I knew I was miles away from the type of photography I wanted to be doing. I wanted big, detailed images, full of colour and atmosphere. I had a zoom lens for the camera but it didn't get me the shots I wanted to see, that i have imagined in my head. I then bought magazines and saw the images in my head from professional camera's. I knew I couldn't afford them yet, I would have to work my way up the camera ladder. One Christmas I was given a compact camera by a friend as he knew I loved photography. It was a brand new Sony Cybershot, 14 megapixels, I was in heaven! With these added pixels I could zoom in more and get more detailed pictures, YES!
I soon discovered one thing, the pictures looked more brighter and on the surface more gorgeous than the Olympus one's out of the box. On Olympus out of the box, the pictures were flat in colour. Playing around with the setting I was able to get more from it and found out that it's how you use the camera, not what type of camera it is. The compact one was riddled with noise even in bright daylight!
The colour had a real nice look to it but only in daylight. Using the flash indoors gave the pictures a real unflattering look. I never used it, I always turned it off and soon found out that colours were not right, I soon missed the Olympus and found myself going back to it and upgrading the lenses instead. It really is not what camera you have, but what you do with it. Creativity comes out of your head, not your camera.