Monday, August 29, 2011

"Outside the Friesen Gallery" Seattle city scenes, urban oil painting

Being a full time artist and a daily painter has many challenges. Among them is keeping a good operating camera and taking quality pictures. (one of the reasons I haven't posted in a week) I prefer a moderately priced point and shoot so I can easily take it with me anywhere I go. Also a small camera is better for candid shots. Right now I am using a Nikon, Coolpix S8000.  This is my second one. My first one began a slow decline after I slipped on a steel sidewalk grate in Seattle and slammed it into the concrete. I liked it so much I ordered a refurbished one for half the price on Amazon. It looks like brand new and seems to work great and now I have an extra battery.......which is another good idea in this business(always take extra charged batteries and SD cards).  I have learned however that if you want studio quality photos of your work,  you need a very kind and giving colleague who knows photoshop to take your pictures with her fancy SLR.  THANKS LEIGH!

4 comments:

painthorsestudio said...

Great post - being a painter feels like also being a photographer sometimes! I have so many stacks of reference pics in my studio and they sometimes come in very handy! I had the coolpix camera but got a Sony Cybershot I am quite happy with. Gorgeous painting!

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you! makes me wonder why you switched to the Sony? I seem to have trouble with the LCD's going bad first.

Nice Plein air work on your blog!..=]

painthorsestudio said...

My coolpix did not last more than a few months, then it started malfunctioning. I may have gotten a lemon? Loving the Sony, I've had it for 2 years now. It is the fanciest point and shoot I've ever had, it takes high def pics and even is good with action (horses in action is a must for me). It has good auto intelligence which I need. Thanks for the compliment, btw. :)

Robin Weiss said...

Hey, thanks for the tip! I'll keep that in mind for my next one. I go through cameras like buttered popcorn!