The best advice I ever received from a saleswoman (!!) was with regards to upgrading my camera. She said: “Get to know the one you`ve got, I`m sure it`ll give you a lot of pleasure!”
What she meant was that I`ve got a good camera, and buying an even better one won`t help me if I don`t know how to use it properly. Ever so often, I still look for improvement, but deep down, I know the woman was right: The best way to improve my photographs is to improve my skills.
I should stick to the resolution I made back then when I spoke to this lady, which was to use my little Coolpix for learning, and then upgrading, when am in a better place to assess what I need and want. I only just bought the Coolpix this year, moving on from – my smartphone.
I kept upgrading my phone for a better camera; but now that I bought the digicam I`ve got peace of mind that there`s no more need to. That alone makes the camera a worthwhile investment. And it does indeed make better pictures.
Today, I discovered yet another function: increase ISO to get a better picture in low light conditions. (My 2013 smartphone can do that as well, but not as much). Also, there is shutter speed and aperture, and I`ve just bookmarked this article here for my lunch break tomorrow.