Point and Shoot

April 13th

I splurged on a point and shoot camera a couple weeks ago. It’s tiny, silver and fits in the pocket of most pants. I purchased this camera to take on hikes, long runs and to keep every day in my purse with the SLR is just too much to lug around.

And I’m so glad I did. While I shouldn’t be splurging on anything other than packing tape and giant Sharpies at the moment, I’ve already thoroughly enjoyed this new toy. Coincidentally, my running schedule has fallen off precipitously with three weeks left to move. My life has been a steady stream of WORK 11 HOURS, CRAM FACE WITH FOOD, SLEEEEEEEP. WAKE UP AND EAT. Rinse and repeat.

Cherry Cricket

So while I haven’t been doing much photographing while running, my little camera has become my CRAM FACE WITH FOOD companion. I will always see food as art.

Lunch with Charlie

And lunch yesterday with Charlie at the Cherry Cricket provided the perfect opportunity to mildly embarrass yet another friend by photographing our food.


If you are an SLR photographer and have an extra $100, I cannot recommend this camera highly enough. At Costco, I found the best deal.

{Also — the test and interview went really well. It has been a long time since I’ve been that nervous, but I think I did well. We’ll see!}



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  1. My husband is always MORTIFIED when I whip out the camera in restaurants.But how can you not when food is so gorgeous?!

  2. Ummmm looks yummy

  3. You’ll really like that camera. And it’s backed by Canon so if you ever have problems with it call Canon’s help line and they’ll get it to their service department. I have an older Powershot SD740 that I love. I sat on it while the lens was out and broke the gears. I sent it Canon and they actually repaired it, upgraded the software and cleaned off the sensor. Its as good as new now.

  4. First of all, can I marry that burger? GOOD LORD YUM YES.

    Congrats on your new camera. I love my Oldie Hawn version of that camera and always have it with me. Especially nice when you can’t carry along the Biggie SLR.

  5. Good luck re: the job. I got a little Casio Exilim for Christmas for just the same reasons you did. It’s always in my purse and I’ve gotten some shots I never would have otherwise since I never did take my DSLR with me everywhere. And they’re pretty good quality, like yours are.

  6. That’s a lot of eggs.
    I’m glad your interview went well!

  7. I’ve already pissed off all my family, friends and collegues with my obsession of taking photos of almost everything……Luckily for me, they still love me (even if I really don’t know ehy….)

  8. I’ve got to get all my camera and video things better organized… and maybe Amanda can set up another workshop for us on these parts of teh valley… Feet,and what goes on them makes for a good subject. 😀

  9. I carry a little camera in my purse so I always have one with me. Today I walked across the bridge from Cambridge to Boston and the battery died so I only got a few photos.

  10. I just did the exact same thing! I bought a little Kodak point and shoot and it’s great to have when I’m out at sporting events, concerts, etc when I don’t want to lug around the behemoth of a DSLR. Great minds think alike, clearly.

  11. Okay, that egg plate looks delicious, whatever it is. (Congrats on the new camera too!)