Photography can be a rewarding hobby . Yet not everyone can afford an expensive camera to take their pictures. Good photography, however, doesn’t always need the best camera though, as even cheap digital cameras can give good results, if handled properly. So, here are some examples of pictures taken using cheap cameras, or even cameraphones.
For many people, better equipment means better results, and so people spend hundreds on cameras, and lenses and bags. While that can help, without a good ‘eye’ to decide on the shot, no amount of money can buy a camera good enough. I was encouraged to write this, and show these pictures, after seeing a recent (when I first wrote this) competition on Wired, a photography competition where the only restriction was it had to be taken on a smartphone.
There are 4 cameras represented here. Two models of cellphone (both by LG, a Cosmos [1.3MPix] and an EnV2 [2MPix]), a cheap DXG video camera in stills mode (DXG-567V [5MPix]), and a ‘traditional’ digital camera (Olympus C-5050 Zoom [5MPix]). The camera can be identified from the filename. Files starting with ‘P’ are from the Olympus. If it starts “File” it’s from the DXG, and if it’s just numbers then it’s from the cellphones
Any questions about any of the photos, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments.
**NOTE** These photos have not been edited, or manipulated in any way. The files have come off the memory cards of the cameras, and posted straight to Flickr. No HDR, no photoshop, no nothing.
Clicking the links will take you to the photos on Flickr.