The camera, whether a compact or on a mobile phone or as a webcam on a PC, is no longer just a device to take pictures of landscapes, holidays and portraits. You can put your camera to innovative uses and cut down on daily hassles. Plus, the top cameras in the market today.
Taking pictures is no longer a magical show where you enviously watched the photographer peer into his machine, fiddle with the focussing ring, glance exasperatedly at the sun and the shadows and at the exposure meter in his hand, take a second look through the viewfinder and then decisively press the button to capture the scene for eternity. The advent of digital cameras has simplified this mystical photographic exercise to a point-and-click process that is within the common man’s reach.
Thus has the camera become a ubiquitous part of modern life. And because the imaging device is always so close at hand, whether as a compact or on a mobile phone or as a webcam on a computer, it can be put to more uses than just clicking beautiful landscapes or candle-strewn birthday cakes or self-conscious portraits. Cameras can actually help you with your daily tasks, improve your productivity, help you contend with some daily peeves and generally make life a whole lot easier.
The first thing, of course, is to get your hand on an imaging device. There is a confusing array of them out there. If you don’t know where to begin, here is help.
G&G brings you the lowdown on the best cameras available in the market and the innovative uses to which you can put them.