Photography in Collage

Original photography is a great collage resource, especially with adigital camera. Need an image? Shoot it and soon you can have an archival image to collage.

What works for me is a small point & shoot digital camera that I try to carry with me all the time. I have used a variety of Sony point & shoots, which I have been very happy with. I am currently using a Sony RX100 III. It's slightly large and expensive, but a wonderful camera. I use an 'everyready' case without the top and a wide Domke camera strap. It's very light to carry. You cannot attach a camera strap very well without the case. It's too large for a pocket.

My tiny Sony P&S is a DSC-WX80. It was a Zeiss lens, was cheap and shoots AVCHD video. It can fit in a small belt pouch or a pocket. I don't use a cell phone, but many cell phone cameras are pretty good and handy.

My digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera is a Nikon D800 DSLR with primes lenses. I usually carry a 14mm, 28mm, 50mm and 85mm. I also have fast f/2.8 zoom lenses, but the primes lenses are sharper than expensive pro zooms. I always shoot RAW. I also use a Sony Nex-7, which I love.

I can get by with one large memory card as I always download to a computer after a day of shooting. Always carry at least one spare charged battery.

The other key to digital imaging is the computer and software, see the computer page.

I miss my 4x5's and 6x7's, but film is dead. In 2009 they took my Kodachrome away! Film is dead. Long live film.

Digital Camera and Imaging Links

www.krages.com/phoright.htm - Photographer's rights, printout the PDF!

www.dxomark.com - In-depth research on cameras and lenses.

www.nikonrumors.com - Latest Nikon Camera news. I have been a Nikon user since college.

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com - Latest Sony Camera news. I use Sony point & shoots and their mirrorless cameras.

www.wilhelm-research.com - The longevity of digital and conventional photographic prints. Excellent!