CAMWHORING: POINT AND SHOOT vs dSLR

posted on: Sunday, August 22


A lot of people ask me about what camera I use. I use a dSLR.

I recently picked up my old point and shoot and I forgot how fun it was camwhoring photos.Camwhoring is a part of every girl's internet life. So when do you know when you have to one-up and buy a dSLR??

I'm going to post a sample of a point and shoot and SLR photo with no image modification [other than light levels]. These photos were taken on the same day.




Point and Shoot
[click to enlarge]

The pros of a point and shoot is that its portable and easy for camwhoring. All you do is set the iso and white balance and you are good to go! Also, what I like about point and shoots are that it "dumbs down" shadows. If I took the same photo with an SLR, I would get all those shadows on the side of my face from my hair. Instead, I get this nice smooth gradient of shadows. 

The cons for point and shoots are that they dont allow you to change shutter speed or f-stops (there are newer wannabe SLR point and shoots that do that but i would advise you to stay away from those). Therefore, your candids would be more blah than an SLR. Also, you can only take good camwhore photos in bright rooms [which means no camwhoring at night]



dSLR with strobe set to 1/8th on right and whiteboard on left
 [click to enlarge]

The pros of a dSLR is of course you can control every aspect of the photo. I always shoot in manual because I don't know how to use the other settings on my camera. This is also a con in itself because you will have to learn all about controlling three factors to make a balanced photo [f-stops, iso, and shutter speed] rather than clicking away at your point and shoot. Another pro is obviously, the high quality of the image.

The cons of a dSLR is the price of equipment that comes with a dSLR. If you are serious about getting good photos, you have to invest in a mix of lamps, strobes, ringflashes, lightboxes, external flashes, lens, reflectors, etc.Also, you will have to lug the big thing around all the time. I use to bring my camera + an extra lens before upgrading to my current lens.

The bottom line? 

If you already have an interest photography and have money to blow, I suggest you buy a dSLR. I like the photo of myself taken with a dSLR way more.

I dont suggest anyone buying a dSLR JUST for the sake of taking food photos and camwhoring --unless you dont really care about the composition of the photo and just care about getting some bright, sharp, cutesy photos with your stock lens. A good point and shoot and some bathroom lighting is more than enough to get some cute photos.

Until next time,
Mint 

By the way, Aaron says that photo taken with the dSLR is the most accurate photo of what I look like in real life when I dont smile *A*

THIGH HIGH BOOTS + KIMCHI

posted on: Monday, August 16



I wore a H.NAOTO shirt at work!
the fun part of being editor in chief is 
you get to try the merchandise~




I also got these new shoes
they are so cute & on sale
i got thigh high boots with these as well
but i dont have a photo of them ; 3 ;


 


i also got this choker at BLACK PEACE NOW
its so cuteee
theres sparkles on the stars!!


 


i also got this white choker with studs!!
i dont know how to match the white color
but it looks really shinyyyy


i got aaron a present
its a long sleeve shirt with studs
but i didnt get a picture of it




i also got this flower at the street fair
you can wear it on your hair or wrist
two dollars!


afterwards we went to eat korean food!
spicy tofu kimchi stew & bbq!


  

a picture of baby & meeee 

until next time,
mint

NEW BLOG!

posted on: Wednesday, August 11

ive finally started another real blog!
so i wanted to backtrack a bit further this week!


i also dyed my hair brown this month
i miss my blonde hair!!
but i think the choice was better.


 this is not the merchandise that i have been awaiting
but i went shopping!
a lot of make-up! a miss sixty jacket & betsy bag



i dont know how i feel about the bronzer
it doesnt show up on me ; 3 ;!!
but its soooo cute! i love all the colors



i♥♥the new cube machine!
we got it at work & i finally tried it this sunday!
its kind of kiddy, but i like square puri




today, me+bby went for sushi!
this eternity roll is the best roll
ive eaten in my WHOLE LIFE!!

until next time,
mint