Sunday, December 14, 2008
Let it Snow
Well, we have had the first big snowfall of the year. I'm so glad to have a weather sealed camera as I was able to shoot outside today without worrying about ruining anything. I'm not crazy about shoveling the stuff, but to be honest I prefer this weather to the cold rain which is the dominant weather here all winter. At least its nice to look at.
We have been a little quiet lately, but busy enough. Shot the MISTIC Christmas party last week getting staff photos. That was fun and the food wasn't bad either! I'm hoping to get out to a couple of hockey games this week as well and we are hopeful that we will be able to shoot the U17 hockey championships later this month and early January.
Adam and I have been eying up some Pocket Wizards. Might just be my Christmas present to myself. My staff gave me a gift certificate to Vistek for Christmas so I'm pondering how to use it. But on the subject of buying things. It is a tough economic time. People have less money to spend and most of us are worried about work. If you are fortunate enough to have work right now it is a good time to get some deals as prices seem to be in a freefall as the economy cools. I recently saw an Olympus E520 dslr with one lens on sale at Blacks for $470. That camera was almost $300 more this summer. Other cameras seem to be dropping in price as well except those under huge demand like the new Canon 5D MarkII. Cameras with video (big cameras that is) seem to be in vogue now. I gave away my camcorder as I found the quality in my digital camera to be equal for video. For those of you looking for a really great camera that has dslr ability but not the size, you might be interested in the new Panasonic G1. It doesn't have video, but I understand its successor in the spring will have high definition video. The G1 has only been out a month and has already fallen $50 in price.
Also a little money saver tip for those of you into photography. Adobe makes great products but their Photoshop program is $700 here in Canada. You can buy Photoshop Elements for under $100 in stores and then go online and buy a little add on program called Elements plus for under $20 which gives you pretty much everything in Elements that the full Photoshop has. That saves you $580!! I haven't tried it yet, so I can't endorse it but I know others have and say it works very well.
Anyway. Merry Christmas. Get out there with your camera! Or call us and we'll do it for you. :)
Posted by Neil Gaudet at 4:00 PM