How do you photograph your garden?

(Zone 7a)
There are a total of 112 votes:

I have a basic point and shoot digital camera.
(71 votes, 63%)
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I have a DSLR with multiple lenses.
(21 votes, 18%)
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I use my smart phone.
(11 votes, 9%)
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Ummm...I'm still using film.
(2 votes, 1%)
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Other (tell us!)
(7 votes, 6%)
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SE Houston (Hobby), TX(Zone 9a)

I use a Samsung Galaxy S II with an 8 megapixel camera. The pics are gorgeous compared to the 3 megapixel I was using on the Blackberry!

Stopped using my digital cameras in the garden, since I can just whip out my trusty cellphone that I always have at hand!


Cedarhome, WA(Zone 8b)

My work in progress is developing a database of all plants in my yard, including a photo of each. I've gone through several point-n-shoot digi cams (I tend to drop or lose them on a more frequent than I would like basis) throughout this years-long project and don't find a big difference between any of them for flower pics. As long as they have a macro setting, I'm good to go.

My cell phone is largely unused and I rarely think of using it as a camera.

Charlotte, NC(Zone 7b)

I have a Canon Power Shot sx10 with image stablization and 20x zoom lens. It takes amazing photos.

(Zone 7a)

Nikon D60 with multiple lens,. Telephoto, macro... I'm ready for an upgrade. ^_^

Jasper Co., MO(Zone 6b)

I used my Canon Rebel XTi (EOS) with 2 different zoom lens EFS 18-55 mm, EF 75-300 mm also flasher...

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

Canon Powershot A650

Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

Canon Powershot SX130

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

I alternate between my regular digital camera and my cell phone. Camera for posting on here, phone for sending pics to friends and family.

Middle of, VA(Zone 7a)

Would buy another Canon Powershot in a heart beat - it took THE best pics. I 'upgraded' though...alternate between my iphone and my Canon Rebel T3i DSLR. The first taken with my powershot back in 07' - the second and third with my iphone and the last with my DSLR

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Hornell, NY(Zone 5a)

I bought a really reasonable Nikon Coolpix L22 on closeout sale from Walmart for about $85. It's a very simple camera and easy to carry, about the size of a cigarette pack. It does NOT recharge, but uses regular alkaline AA batteries found almost everywhere. Has many different modes including "flower" close-ups and "easy-auto" which I tend to use most. I've taken some superior pictures with this cheap little camera


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Tobyhanna, PA(Zone 5a)

I use my Sony Cyber-Shot 14.1 mega pixel camera. It's easy to use and has "easy", "scene" and "auto" settings which I use the most. Takes great photos!

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Sarasota, FL(Zone 9b)

My digital camera is on a tripod set up to get bird pictures at the feeders. So, it's awkward to un-couple it to take flower pictures.

I almost always use my smart phone, since I usually have it in my pocket, it's always charged up, and it takes great pics. My DH jokes that it is really a camera that answers phone calls.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

I use a Nikon D3000 with interchangeable lenses and also a tripod so the moon doesn't jump around....grin

(Zone 7a)

Silly Moon.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

I have some alien moonscape photos Kwanjin...3 moons, very elongated oval moon....moon shaped like an S....funny how that tripod brings me back to this universe....grin

Kiowa, CO(Zone 5b)

I started out with just a phone/camera and have been VERY happy with it. Pix 1, close ups are great and actually take the pix how I want it.....
Got a new phone/camera for my birthday this spring and I like it but need to get used to it, focusing is a bit different tho and coloring also. Pix 2, here's a great one, and another not so much, lol. Pix 3, not so great, overexposed and a bit out of focus. As always....the camera is used more than the phone, lol.....
Camera I got for Mother's day is a Fuji 14 megapixal, gosh I'm still leaning about this one. Some out of focus, whites a bit washed out also. I hate that I couldn't get a digital camera that could use my lenses from a reg. 35mm.

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Waukesha, WI(Zone 5a) point and shoot AND my camera phone...

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

badly. that's my answer. sigh.

Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

I have a little Singapore import key chain("one of those" five dollar "ad things") digital I use most of the time, that is the way I voted.The cheat is every so often my laptop webcam is what I am using.And the later,is a fifteen year old dell from the bin,didn't I just read something about time to upgrade? SIGH(OH WELL).

Winter Springs, FL(Zone 9b)

Nikon Coolpix 4800...have had it since 2005. Can be temperamental on close ups sometimes, but sometimes it truly amazes me with the photos it produces.
Even if I ever get my dream camera, I'd still keep this one since it is so easy to carry around, put in my backpack, beach bag, bike bag, or just around my neck while enjoying the outdoors.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Humor abounds in the grandson saw this pic and decided one of the blooms looked like a cartoon worm....i agree....if ya squint a bit...grin

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mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

gotta love the cartoon worm

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Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

I love them cuz they tend to themselves....or maybe the worm is a gardener too....LOL

L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

I have a Canon G9. It's a little more than a point and shoot but it does not have interchangeable lenses.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

I have a Kodak V1003. I just took a garden tour this morning after we had 1.1" rain Friday night. First Rain since June 10. You can see these photos on;


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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

I didn't realize what a picture this is. I was concentrating on the Kale, not knowing my whole farm ended up in the photo. It's nearly mile from where I shot the picture to our buildings.

(Sallie) Cherry Vall, IL(Zone 5a)

Nikon Coolpix L120, 14.1 MP, 21x optical zoom. It's actually higher res than my hubby's Canon but no interchangeable lenses, of course. I bought it because I wanted something small enough to fit in my purse. We went to Mexico last January and I took over 1000 pics. I too am trying to document my garden and have taken at least a couple hundred pics this spring and summer. After I take the pics I transfer them to my tablet (Asus Transformer- not great as a camera) and use a great app I found called Photo Enhance Pro to crop and adjust color/contrast/brightness. It doesn't reduce the resolution of the pics like most apps do.

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Park City, IL

I've been using a variety of picture taking aparatus. At this point it's an AS2300 Canon 18 megapixels, check this out===>

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