I’ve been blogging pretty much daily for most of this year. Today, I looked ahead at what the third term of my MSc holds, and realised I probably wouldn’t be able to keep that up.
So, this is one of the blogs I’ll be filing under the tag ‘excuses’. By this time next month I’ll be actively contributing to no less than 4 blogs (this one, my Imperial student blog, a research blog for my Web Design site and a new project), so I’ll be slowing off here for the time being. You can still expect posts – hopefully, if I ease back my target of a post a day, I’ll finally be able to spend the time needed to work on some of the good drafts I’ve been saving up – but less!
I also need to get out there and get some new photos, because I’m getting sick of digging too far into my archives! However, I did get set a challenge on Saturday morning. I was told that a point-and-shoot camera’s photos could always be distinguished from those taken by a better camera (it was in a discussion about photography in which people were lamenting their inability to take good pictures with point and shoot cameras). I disagree; there are probably clues, yes, but I don’t think that they are necessarily going to be ‘worse’ for it.
The Photo Challenge
I maintain that point-and-shoots are worth using, but their limitations are much greater than SLR cameras, so they need to be deployed in more specific situations. Here’s eight photos selected from my archive, four from point and shoot cameras and four from digital SLRs. Can you tell me which was taken by each type of camera?
OK, so there you are: eight pictures. If you want to take the quiz (no EXIF cheating allowed, photographers!), copy and paste this into the comment box and put “PS” or “DSLR” under each number (bonus points if you explain why you chose each).
Go on, let’s see how good you are!