What’s in a Camera?

In the winter I usually choose the same places to photograph when the weather is unpredictable. I leave my new adventures for other times. I don’t like the cold, and only the first snow is beautiful…unless you have to travel someplace while it is snowing.



Fortunately in the Maryland-Virginia-DC area, four inches shuts down the area! For those who follow my blog, you know that I like going to national wildlife refuges like Blackwater on the Eastern Shore of Maryland because it is mostly driving.

For Your Eyes Only II

For Your Eyes Only II

On warmer days, I love to visit the Maryland or National Zoo or an indoor conservatory or botanical garden.

On one such day, it was actually 60 degrees. Yay! I made an impromptu visit to both the zoo and conservatory in Baltimore.

I did not take my dslr though. For an early birthday present I was given an advanced point and shoot by my sweetheart. I am using this as a second camera, sometimes needed as a back-up and at other times used because a dslr is not practical. The included photos were shot with this camera which I will not name. And there’s a reason for this…

For Your Eyes Only I

For Your Eyes Only I

Often when I am showing photos at a gallery or when I post online, I will receive many wonderful compliments which I so appreciate. I also receive critiques which I value. Among the comments, someone will often say to me, “Wow, you must have a really great(or expensive) camera.”

I always take that comment as it was intended-as a compliment.

In this blog, I wanted to show you what a photographer can do with a camera-not an expensive one, not a dslr, but a point and shoot. Let me know what you think of the above photos. Are they an inferior quality to other photos I have taken? BTW some of my blogs in the past six months have featured photos taken with a mirrorless camera that was also not a dslr.

For Your Eyes Only

For Your Eyes Only

I hope this blog encourages those of you who love to photograph but have a cell phone, point and shoot or old camera to keep on photographing. It is a fun way to show others how we see the world.


And as always thank you for supporting my work.


For the next few blogs, the photos presented will be taken with my new point and shoot. Enjoy them!


About kathiissermanphotos

I have been taking photos for the last 40 years and sharing them with friends and family. Recently I took the plunge to share them with a wider audience. You can view my photos on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/kathiandkim, my purchase site-http://kathi-isserman.artistwebsites.com or here. I hope you enjoy viewing them, and please let me know what you think.
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4 Responses to What’s in a Camera?

  1. RJ says:

    Another group of amazing shots, Kathi. I’d love to know what your point and shoot is.


    • Thanks RJ. It is a Canon SX60. It just came out last September. They call it a bridge camera because you can change the settings, shoot manual or aperture priority which I do. It shoots RAW images too, has a fantastic zoom, but a fixed lens. It also has an electronic view finder which I am used to after using a DSLR.
      I am having fun with it.


  2. Devlyn says:

    These photos are fabulous Kathi, I love all of the eye ones and you have given me some inspiration. I will go to the local zoo this week.


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