Macro with a Point & Shoot Camera?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

Why not? In a guest post on my how-to blog, Jason Anderson said, “At some point, the allure of macro photography in all its intricate detail entices us all to either buy or rent some glass that has the power to take us to the enchanting 1:1 ratio where we can see things full size!” Click on that link to read Jason’s tips.

The above photograph was shot with a Minolta DiMage Xt on the campus of the University of Massachusetts during the annual NECCC conference when I was a speaker at the event. Exposure was 1/180 sec at F/8 ad ISO 160.

Good ideas and good cameras never die. Case in point: The Konica Minolta DiMage Xt used to make this photograph. I loved this little 3.2-megapixel and found it the ideal camera to carry when traveling. You can read my post on travel photography tips on my how-to blog.

What is more than amazing to me is that here is a camera that was introduced in 2003 by a company that’s no longer making cameras and you can buy re-manufactured versions for around $45. This is an ideal camera to give to a kid that’s interested in photography and I did so back in the day and that young person today is a professional photographer in Portland.