Many of our visitors have commended us on our photos. You may
be interested to know that for years, we were just using a 4-mega-pixeled
pocket camera (Canon PowerShot S45). The photo above was taken
with that from the Victoria
Peak. That's right! You don't have to have an expensive camera
to get acceptable photos for viewing on computer screens. But
knowing how to use your camera does help.
addition to the Canon S45, now we also have a Canon PowerShot
S70, and a Nikon D80. The latter is a DSLR (digital single lens
reflex), but it's still not a pro camera. You may ask, "Then
what does a DSLR buy you?" It does give you better and sharper
The biggest plus of a DSLR is having no "shutter lag"
- in other words, when the shutter button is pressed, it takes
the photo immediately. That's not the case with pocket cameras.
With them there's usually a delay of about half a second. For
some pictures, it does not matter much, but when you want to capture
the moment, it makes a big difference.
Another advantage of a DSLR is the ability to take photos with
the subject in focus while blurring the background. The photo
to the right is a good example. (Right:
the bell at the noonday gun site at Causeway
Bay Marina / Typhoon Shelter.)