Trying to backtrack a bit here so bare with me.
I remotely remember why I decided to step up to a DSLR (digital single lens reflex), mainly because I wasn’t happy about the quality of P&S (point-and-shoot) cameras, and I wasn’t able to really learn how to take good pictures when there’s only 1 button to press. That X’mas my wife and I exchanged gifts. She bought me a Nikon D50, and I bought her a Canon SD40. We both loved our camera, but soon she became the one shooting everything with it, and she still carries it around in her purse because how small, light, and cute it is. Don’t get me wrong, the tiny P&S takes great pictures, but boy am I glad I got my entry ticket to the beautiful world of DSLR.
Without going into too much details, the main advantage of shooting with a DSLR is that you’re in control. Sure, there’s an Auto-mode, and several preset modes that allow you to get the pre-programmed desired results; but the beauty is that it opens you up many elements that allow you to capture the image you want to see, instead of capturing exactly what you see with a P&S.
Here’s a great article to read about more details if you like. But for now, I’m having lots of fun, and enjoying my learning experience. My flickr site here: