do you carry your camera?

Canada
March 27, 2007 8:26pm CST
Nowadays With digitals being so compact I tend to carry mine everywhere. I have even shot some news happening and sent it in the the TV station for the evening news heck i got 50 bucks its was for a weather story. but i like having it because you never know when you can catch a candid shot.I was wondering how many of you carry yours on a daily basis Cheryl
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@jbrowsin66 (1322)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I don't carry my digital camera around, but I do my cell phone which has a camera. The digital camera is fairly new so I'm afraid I'm still getting used to it and can't catch a "Kodak moment" before it has passed.
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• Canada
28 Mar 07
you know i didn't think of the cellphone camera when i posted my topic but your right tons of people use there cellphone cameras to take pictures..so i guess that like have your camera with you all the time too lol.thanks so much for responding have a great day Cheryl
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I always want to try to do this, but almost never manage to do it. I should just toss my camera in my backpack so I'll have it with me at all times. I have a very compact camera too, so I could easily fit it with me. I bring it with me on days where I think I'll see something, like flowers. Or I'll bring it with me when I'm volunteering if I expect something cool that day. But I missed the arrival of the first elephant seal pup since I don't always bring my camera. I have a good reason there though, I'm afraid it might get wet.
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• Canada
28 Mar 07
omg thats amazing about the pup and totally understandable. But you know my mother in law has a water proof digital camera because she takes coastal wave shots all the time and get mist on her camera and has ruined many. I'm sure you have no need for an expensive one like hers but i thought it was neat. my question to you is did anyone get pictures of the seal pup being born?? I love marine life ..I don't know if you have read any of my posts but on the island where i live we are lucky to be surrounded by many species of whales seals dolphins and water birds ..I go whale cruising every chance i get to see these gorgeous creatures..what were we talking about again??? oh yeah cameras lol..sorry got lost there.. thanks so much for responding and listening to my rambling Cheryl
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I actually did buy waterproof housing for my camera, it's just that with the housing the camera won't fit nicely in my pocket. The pup was actually born quite a ways north of us, so we saw it after it was already orphaned.
• Canada
28 Mar 07
thats amazing thanks for sharing hugs Cheryl
• United States
28 Mar 07
Unfortunately, our news stations don't give a crap about any photos we take. If we're lucky, they will put them on the air, but they rarely pay. I've sent pictures to the news and they just ignore them. I only carry my camera when I know I would want to take pictures. Luckily, I carry it quite often.
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• United States
28 Mar 07
Please forgive my language in the first sentence. It just irks me that our news media here is that way.
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• Canada
28 Mar 07
awww np hon i can understand your frustration think nothing of it.I took no offense.Its a sad commentary on the station though isn't it. I does seem we take so many more pictures these days then long ago I know looking back it was so expense people didn't take so many now we take pictures of anything and everything lol..thanks for responding hon have a great day Cheryl
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@bgerig (1259)
• United States
28 Mar 07
if I carry my briefcase, I have it during my working day. If not, I will only have it on my free time or when I make a point to take it. It is very easy to have...but there are sometimes I just can lug everything around (cell phone, note pad, pda, etc.)
• Canada
28 Mar 07
its incrediable how much stuff we have nowadays a briefcase is needed lol .technology has really made are life easier right??? somedays i'm not so sure lol thanks for responding have a great day Cheryl
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Foggy Sunrise - Near Cloquet MN USA
I carry my Cannon A540 everywhere I go. This is a pic I got at 630 or so am one morning on the road. This is a great example why I carry it at all time. Never know when that one great photo op is coming. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!
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• Canada
28 Mar 07
oh awesome picture i love sunsets and sunrise pictures ..sounds like you know your cameras too.I the same way i can never be without mine too..you just never know when that perfect shot will come up.thanks so much for responding have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing you wonderful picture Cheryl
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
28 Mar 07
you're very welcome. Check out the photography picture page. I have a bunch of sunset pics added there.
8 Apr 07
I do carry a camera most places, but its not a digital, I have a couple of Nikon SLR cameras that I work with, so I always have one of those on me in bag with a couple of lens's I have tried the smaller digitals and not been so happy with the results, so I am at the moment saving for one of the Nikon SLR digitals as my collection of lens's will be transferable to the newer addition, Well done for getting paid for one of your photos too! Bet its feels great to have got that too. Lynn-Marie
• Canada
8 Apr 07
i wish i could take professional pictures but i like to play with my digital and sometimes i get lucky with a good result. thanks so much for responding hugs Cheryl
@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
8 Apr 07
I carry my digital camera pretty frequently, but I don't have one of the compact models anymore-- my little Nikon went on the fritz, and I haven't yet decided if I'm up for the $157 repair estimate. Which means I only have a large "semi-professional" camera I use in my work, and that's not as convenient to just "always carry with me" for when the occasion persents itself... it requires a little more planning. That said, since I like to photograph, I often "plan" to be in places that will have good photo ops, and I bring the camera with me.
• Canada
8 Apr 07
I love my compact little nikon and i can see why you miss it but keep saving you get it fixed lol till then a little plannign means you won't miss any great shots thanks so much for responding Cheryl
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 07
I don't have an ordinary camera, the only camera I have is a digital, and I always carry it around in the car! Just in case there is an accident or someone bangs my car, then I can record it in case there is a problem with my insurance claim, extra proof! But in the car there it stays, banished until needed (or hopefully not needed as is the case)
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• Canada
8 Apr 07
well thats a use i didn't think of but its a great one no one can fight that proof. thanks for takign the time to respond Cheryl
@ydnac22 (804)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
When I go to some special occassions or outing it's important for me to have a camera but most of the time I just use the camere in my celphone.
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• Canada
3 Apr 07
yeah i see a lot of people use the camera on there cellphone its a neat quick way to get a pic thanks for taking the time to respond Cheryl
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I carry mine every day. I work with developmentally disabled adults and they jus tlove getting their picture taken..I think they spend a great deal of their lives being ignored..and they love the extra extension.
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• Canada
3 Apr 07
aww thats an amazing use of your digital camera and your so right my aunt is in a home for adults with mental diasabilities and she loves getting her pictures taken at ever social event its means the world to her thanks for sharing you brought a smile to my face Cheryl
• United States
2 Apr 07
i sure do carry my camera everywhere with me. i have always loved to take pictures. i like trying to capture fun moments for the great visual memory. i have so many photoalbums, its crazy. well, now i am a very proud mom and i need to have the camera everywhere i go. i dont want to miss a great shot. i have pictures of him at the beach, with freinds, playing in the snow...just about everything a child does. the only bad thing is that i have so many pictures, i dont know which ones to get rid of. i might have the same kind of picture about 10 times. i am doing a scrapbook for him, so i only need a couple of pics at the most to fill a page. once i pick those, i hate to think that i am not going to use the other pictures. i dont delete them though, i just save them onto a cd. i love that cameras are digital now instead of the roll of film we used to have to deal with!
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• Canada
2 Apr 07
i agree who ever invented the digital camera must have had a newborn at home its amazing how you can capture your baby's life..i know my cousin and his wife have some very new a little to new if your looking at them before lunch lol ..of course they love them lol to his first spit up..its so great to see the love in every picture and short video and she plans to do the same a scrapbook for each year my poor mom has a few baby pictures of me. she said it cost a fortune back then and it was pictures or diapers lol...thanks for responding hon hugs Cheryl
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I can say I definitely carry a camera...in my cell phone. Most cell phones now have cameras and they take great photos so yes I do carry a camera and use it when I am out and about.
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• Canada
30 Mar 07
yeah i have see a lot of mylotters do the same maybe its time for me to upgrade my old cellphone lol thanks for responding cheryl
@rabi9634 (420)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I generally don't carry my camera unless it's specifically for a photo outing. It's hard to find the room for the thing. I recently started carrying around a Canon PowerShot S410. Sure beats out my Rebel XT in terms of taking up space.
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• Canada
30 Mar 07
yeah that does make sense but your ready if you out for a great photo thats an awesome camera thanks for responding Cheryl
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
29 Mar 07
My daughter is planning a career in photography. She carries her digital camera everywhere with her. One of the local professional photographers in our area has looked at her work and has encouraged her to continue. He said he was very impressed with what she can get out of a simple digital and he looks forward to seeing what she can achieve with a professional camera. She has a water bottle that she is throwing her spare change into. She calls it her "camera fund". My daughter has found a camera she really wants and it costs $800.00. I am glad she is focused in her goals. A few of her photos have been published in the town's newspaper. The newspaper editor also likes her photos a lot and mentioned that when she is old enough, he would like to talk to her about taking photos for the paper on a more regular basis. I think that is quite a compliment for a young lady with a camera.
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• Canada
29 Mar 07
that's an awesome compliment sounds like she has a bright career ahead of her. She sounds sound focused for a girl her age must be from having a great Mom hugs Cheryl
@ironstruck (2299)
• Canada
28 Mar 07
winter run - I live for runs like this....
I have the internet to thank for bringing a whole new dimension into my life. With sites like mylot, who let you upload pictures, I was encouraged to start taking my small digital camera with me every time I go for a run. Now for really the first time, I am truly taking in the nature that surrounds me as I make my way along miles of pathways along the river. Every morning I see a different sunrise, some wildlife, or perhaps a magnificent blanket of snow like in the picture I left for you. It can be breathtaking at times and every picture you take is capturing a moment in time that will never, ever be repeated..........how special is that?
• Canada
28 Mar 07
oh that's an awesome picture thanks so much for sharing it with me. I feel the same way I have captured some unforgettable shots i would have missed thanks Cheryl
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
28 Mar 07
I don't csarry my digital camera around with me, as I would find it a nuisance. I do have my mobile phone with me all the time though, as it has a camera. Good point.
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• Canada
28 Mar 07
Yeah i forgot about those phones with cameras mine is just a plain Ole phone there great too..the reason i like the camera is i can take 10 quick pictures and move on but i do see what the others are saying by the time they locate the darn thing the shot is gone lol thanks for commenting hon have a wonderful day hugs Cheryl
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
28 Mar 07
That is so cool! I've always thought about taking shots of trees and skies and scenery that I would like to paint at a later date, but never have managed to do it. Part of it is because I go to work, go home, go to work, go home...I don't get out and about very much. I do take it to work some to take pics of new wedding cakes I do.
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• Canada
28 Mar 07
awww at least you take pictures of your master pieces i was wondering if you saw my offer in the wedding cake post you made last night lol.I carry mine always just this morning I was out paying the bills and i saw a robin there is a contest on the TV for the first 100 sights so i just uploaded mine you never know i might make it thanks for responding hon have a wonderful day hugs Cheryl
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I don't carry my camera. In fact I don't take pictures nearly as often as I should. My poor baby is going to think we didn't love him when he gets older since we never seem to take any pictures. I did take some funny ones of him the other day when he was stuck in the cat's little cube. I try to take more pictures of him, it's just so hard to remember where I even put the camera! The baby likes to grab it and hide it, so that makes it even harder.
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• Canada
28 Mar 07
my mom says the same thing about when i was young she didn't take many pictures but i can imagine how much work having a baby is its a wonder you remember where the baby is lol thanks for responding hon hugs Cheryl
@feris0604 (303)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 07
I carry my digicam with me where ever I go too. However, in the community where I live, it is not so polite to shoot pictures of people, at the face. However, I still take pictures, pretending that I'm a tourist!
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• Canada
28 Mar 07
ok thats too funny you made me choke on my coffee first thing this morning..so they buy you being a tourist??? lol..thats what a long range lens is for a wait does that get into stalking laws ( just kidding i know stalking is no joke) thanks for responding have a great day Cheryl
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
3 Apr 07
I also tend to carry my camera with me all the time. SOmetimes I am walking somewhere and I find something that catches my attention. It can be a building , or the way the light plays with something, or something unusual... in any case I'm prepared LOL I got some interesting pictures that way:)
• Canada
3 Apr 07
i agree i carry mine at all times in case i get that one great shot!! Cheryl