This blog post particularly caught my attention. You can read it if you want, because I have some strong words to say about it:
While I would like to agree with you on that, I just couldn’t. Saying that the point-and-shoot is obsolete for fashion bloggers would be hampering the creativity of most of the population who would like to express themselves through what they wear but unfortunately do not have the resources to do so. This only further puts an elitist tinge on fashion blogging, making it an exclusive endeavor only available to those with the money to afford a DSLR. Another point worth mentioning is that DSLR’s are specifically made for professionals, and I believe that purchasing one for the sole purpose of taking outfit photos is quite impractical. I don’t see anything wrong in using a point-and-shoot for outfit photos, as long as one finds a feasible and effective means of documenting their personal style, through the use of whatever medium is available to them. In the real world, resourcefulness is given higher regard than extravagance. Of course it wouldn’t hurt enhancing photos through Photoshop, as fashion blogging heavily thrives on aesthetic value. Yet on the whole, fashion is something that should be enjoyed by everyone, big budget or no budget!
I personally use an outdated point-and-shoot to take photos, and yes the photos do come out crappy (sometimes). But I don’t care, it adds to my blog’s character. At least, that’s what I’d like to think.
blog comments powered by Disqus