Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A to Z Challenge - O

A one-shot camera is another name for a point-and-shoot type camera (Polaroid, cheap disposables, etc.). These cameras are used by thousands of takers-of-pictures as they are easy to use, take little knowledge or skill to utilize, and are often cheap.

These cameras do not, usually, offer any control over a photo's exposure (aperture, ISO, shutter speed) or lighting. Flash is usually automatic and can not be turned off.

For the person trying to grab a quick picture of a vacation spot or a memory of a child's first day of school, one-shot cameras are fine. But for any photographer who has an interest in learning additional skills and tricks of photography, these cameras will quickly become boring.

Point & shoot...would be nice with blurred background (wider aperture)

See what I mean?!