Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cameras: Convenience vs Quality

It's been a while since we've used the DSLR camera that we bought in November. A lot of times, we look over at Badger and Mushroom and find that they're doing something cute. If we get up to go grab the DSLR, the dogs will follow us and ruin the moment we wanted to capture. So instead, we grab our cell phones and snap a picture of dogs with glowing eyes.

Mushroom is only snuggling because she wants Badger's toy

If we lie down on the couch, Badger likes to sneeze in our faces

Badger ignored the sweet potato fries... for long enough to snap a picture

As the weather warms up and daylight hours continue to lengthen, we'll try to take more pictures of the dogs outside using the DSLR. However, this would also mean having one more thing to juggle on our walks, when we already have to deal with treats, leashes, poop bags, and car harnesses and water if we're going outside of our apartment complex.

We always see beautiful pictures on other blogs, so what's your advice for:
Keeping your DSLR camera handy for cute moments?
Juggling your DSLR and everything else on walks?


  1. Yes, it is a challenge (especially when bending over to pick up dog poo). We have 'City Dog Bags' which are pre-packed with the dog stuff depending on where we're going. Maybe I should write about it again.

  2. I don't take pictures when doing on leash walks around the neighborhood. I set out on those walks with the purpose of walking the dogs, so I leave the camera at home. Off leash runs at the park or specific photo walks are a bit different, with less to juggle. As for in the house, I rarely take photos in the house. I do keep my camera near my computer chair so that it is handy if one of the beasts is being especially cute.

    The biggest thing that keeps me using my DSLR on a regular basis is that I have no cables to attach my phone to the computer, so am completely unable to share photos taken that way. If using the camera on your phone is simply not an option, it becomes so much easier to make a habit of having the camera ready to go.

  3. I don't have a DSLR, but I a bigger camera which takes great pics and a smaller one that takes good pics. I keep the small one in my pocket or purse for those spontaneous moments (my phone camera stinks), and the bigger one is usually somewhere handy in the house.

  4. Yes, yes, yes! I struggle with this all the time. I just got a DSLR and it's great to use in the house or pre-planned photo shoots (like we did for Easter), but it's so hard to carry around while on walks. I feel like there needs to be a pocket sized DSLR. :)