My current camera is the Sony Alpha a5100 Mirrorless here, but I have owned numerous cameras as a blogger. My previous one was the Sony – Alpha 6100 Mirrorless here. I found it to be more versatile and easier to use. When I have to purchase a new one, I will return to the Alpha 6100 version.
A professional photographer friend once told me, “Saying to a photographer that their pictures are excellent; what kind of camera do you use?” is a little like saying, “You are an outstanding surgeon; what kind of scalpel do you use?”
A camera is merely a tool that allows you to share your vision with others. Lighting is crucial, as are composition and angle. Modern cameras can do many things for you, but they can not tell you where to stand, when and what to shoot. Awareness of perspective is also beneficial when composing a shot. I am certainly not a professional photographer, but I do enjoy learning more about the craft.
Hopefully, my weather here in East Tennessee will improve enough so that I can recreate some travel wardrobe photos to share with you on Friday. Cold and wet is never the right formula for fashion photos. Otherwise, I will have to resort to shooting images inside, which is never the best lighting. In the meantime, here are some snapshots from my visit to Naples. I miss the Florida sunshine!
When I asked this lady if I could take her photo and told her why, she said, “This is an example of what most of us ladies in Naples wear.” I did see many similar looks as well as knee-length shorts, dresses, and skirts. There were also a few midi and maxi length tank dresses worn with flat thong sandals. I was surprised how frequently I saw black leggings in a Capri length with longer tunics and sneakers.
I enjoyed a delicious lobster, burrata, tomato, and basil salad for lunch at the Continental in Naples. The food, service, and people watching were pure perfection.