It’s been weeks since I’ve really gone out to do some photography on human interest. Aside from spending 3 weekends with the family, I guess I needed a break from shooting people.
….or enjoying a beautiful sunset by the beach.
For this trip I only brought my Panasonic Lumix LX5. It doesn’t need a separate bag, and is quite easy to hand it to anyone to take photos of me. Point and shoot is what it really is, and it didn’t require a lot of fumbling with the camera settings. Knowing what to do with a camera really helped a lot, thanks to spending countless hours learning the ropes. I shot mostly in Aperture Priority mode and made adjustments on the exposure compensation as needed and nothing more. I guess I am past that stage of needing to carry a big DSLR all the time, not that I won’t be using my aging EOS450D, but I will be bringing it less often when traveling. And then I laugh at myself for realizing only now that I could have saved myself a lot of back ache the big camera has been giving me.