1. Movement - My cell phone camera doesn't have a fast shutter speed or a good auto-focus, so any movement just turns into a huge blur.
|"What's that over there??"|
2. Lighting - My cell phone actually has "indoor" and "outdoor" modes, but there's little actual difference. The pictures I take inside are usually too dark, especially with Badger's black fur.
|Let's just pretend this one was run through a sepia filter on purpose|
|All I see is darkness and a mouth|
3. Flash - This is actually an extension of problem #2. My phone doesn't do red-eye reduction, and dogs' eyes are very glowy.
|Our resident ghost dog shows off his glowing eyes|
|"The dog in the above picture is an embarrassment"|
4. Space - I'm constantly running out of space on my phone for all of my apps and pictures. This is a problem because numbers 1-3 on this list mean that I have to take a lot of pictures to get any good ones. I usually take something like 5-10 pictures just to get one that is decent enough to post on the blog.
|Badger knows to hide his face from the paparazzi|
|Mushroom tries to turn away...|
|Famous blog dog Mushroom battles for custody of Suri Cruise! More on page 5|
So... With the only stipulations being that Llamaentity and I are absolute beginners at photography, and we probably wouldn't want to spend more than $250, what are your camera recommendations?