View Full Version : Point and Shoot...out

04-30-2008, 05:33 PM
So last night while I was going through the dumpster behind the Hometown Buffet I found a PowerShot S110, still in the box! I was reminded of Reznicki's line about "Sometimes it's the Indian not the arrow" and decided this little camera would probably be a nice tool in the right hands. Then I remembered Holly Howe saying she had set a goal of earning a print merit with a point and shoot and she did it! So I thought, wouldn't it be fun to have a point and shoot out contest on the forum. How bout everyone grab their worst camera, take their best shot and post it in the gallery. Then post a link here in this thread and a month from now we'll see who has the highest ratings. The winners get the satisfaction of knowing their the best Indians even with the worst arrows. No rules, just use a point and shoot for capture and tell us what kind it was. Post in any category you like and if we have a tie we'll award title of "Best Indian" by categories. Here's my humble submission.
PowerShot S110 (http://ourppa.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=3128&cat=19). Of course you could cheat and use your fancy cameras...but what fun would that be. :rolleyes:

04-30-2008, 05:40 PM
And here I've been considering B&H for my new cameras!

I've got a Canon G9 which supposedly is great but I can't work the silly thing! Why doesn't it just have a M option on the dial and two wheels to change aperture and shutter-speed? I feel like an utter dolt when someone hands me their P&S and wants me to take a shot - cause I can't figure those things out for the life of me.

Interesting idea, can't wait to see the "submissions" to this little contest!

- trr

04-30-2008, 06:41 PM
Hi David;

Before I went digital capture two years ago, I used a Kodak Easyshare 4 megapixel P&S. This image was done with that of a church across the street from our state convention hotel. It was entered in the annual state assn. print competition in 16x20 and got an award of quality red ribbon. My final title was "Armegeddon".


04-30-2008, 07:07 PM
:D Gee, I didn't realize the economy was so bad that you have to go dumpster diving! lol

04-30-2008, 07:56 PM
Is the echo-money bad Bob?
By the looks of the dumpsters there's more than enough to go around. ;)


04-30-2008, 08:55 PM
Dave has gone "freegan"! There is a whole subculture now of people who get food, etc. out of dumpsters called freegans.

04-30-2008, 09:56 PM
Oh sure.....it's all about me.

I know you own a point and shoot Anne.....show me your stuff.

I show'd you mine! :o

04-30-2008, 10:18 PM
I'll play :cool:

I have two entries, both taken with a Canon S80. Oh, do I need titles??? Ummmm, ok......

#1. Title: Beef Expo Morning (http://www.annieduncan.com/lightbox/gallery/Hidden/IMG_0005a%20copy.jpg)

#2. Title: 4x4 in the Flowers (http://www.annieduncan.com/lightbox/gallery/Hidden/IMG_0149.jpg)

04-30-2008, 10:54 PM
That'a gurl!
Now post them in the gallery so we can rate them. :)

04-30-2008, 11:18 PM
One of our Cali vacation pics... "Cold Sentinel"


04-30-2008, 11:26 PM
What type of P&S did you use Art? A MkIII? :D

04-30-2008, 11:32 PM
That'a gurl!
Now post them in the gallery so we can rate them. :)

OK, ok....sorry, I was being lazy :D

#1. 4x4 In the Flowers (http://ourppa.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=3130&cat=500)

#2. Beef Expo Morning (http://ourppa.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=3129&cat=500)

04-30-2008, 11:51 PM
I actually don't have a camera of my own anymore but I never had a point and shoot when I did. The last camera I had was an OM2, but Gary borrowed it and it some how wound up with his equipment. If I need a camera, I borrow one from Gary or ask him to take the picture for me.

04-30-2008, 11:59 PM
Um......D.Craig...Art....do you really want me to beat you for "Best Indian" because you didn't post your images in the gallery...hmmmmm. Actually as of now Annie is winning. :)

05-01-2008, 12:38 AM
Three years ago at NHPPA, state judging I got a red category score AND a judge's award for an image I created with a P&S, now sold on ebay.

It was a rainy day in Bern Switzerland, from a bridge, looking down on cluster of red-tiled roofs of buildings. It's not on this laptop.


In the past, I've had issues attempting to post, and get decent size to view.
I choose to not use p-bucket, for the © issues.

05-01-2008, 09:28 AM
Michael, I used a Canon G7; it also takes videos... :D

05-01-2008, 04:06 PM
I wish my G9 had the 10 MPs instead of 12, or, I wish the G7 was RAW Capable ;)

Yes, those videos are nice, aren't they?

05-01-2008, 04:13 PM
I got a pretty cool video of a Humpback whale broaching off of Carmel last summer...

05-01-2008, 07:40 PM
It's on someone's lapel? LOL

05-01-2008, 07:49 PM
It's on someone's lapel? LOL

Que dice hombre?

05-01-2008, 08:10 PM

(or Breaching. both are correct.)

05-01-2008, 08:14 PM
I read broaching as brooching and decided to have a little fun. It's called breaching.

05-01-2008, 08:50 PM
Well, I see very few point and shoot images on this post. I'll try to do mine. It was the only one I ever merited with from a point and shoot. Canon G2.
I was pretty pleased with this image and it got me into digital photography. It wasn't long after that I had to get a Fuji S2.

05-01-2008, 09:30 PM
Here is another created with a 4 megapixel Kodak point & shoot. I created it in Atlantic City while at the PPA convention a few years ago. It won an award of quality red ribbon at out state convention and the dreaded 79. The title was Aerial Ballet.


05-01-2008, 09:51 PM
Here is another one with the 4 megapixel kodak. It also got an award of quality red ribbon at our state convention several years ago. The title was "Solitary Sentinel".


05-01-2008, 10:02 PM
Craig, you posted nice images here but I'm not a big fan of the special effects. Got any "pure" images?

I don't even own a p&s though I really wish I did. I had no money left after my 5D. But you can't keep a 5D on you all the time just in case...

05-01-2008, 10:28 PM
Craig, you posted nice images here but I'm not a big fan of the special effects. Got any "pure" images?

I don't even own a p&s though I really wish I did. I had no money left after my 5D. But you can't keep a 5D on you all the time just in case...

Hi Heidi;

Ok, same camera ... of a boy scout camp pond.


05-03-2008, 08:51 PM
Nice Craig. It was so nice of you to accommodate me since I can tell by your avatars that you like to play in Photoshop! :)

05-03-2008, 09:02 PM
Nice Craig. It was so nice of you to accommodate me since I can tell by your avatars that you like to play in Photoshop! :)

Hi Heidi;

You are welcome. Yes, I enjoy Photoshop. At age 60, it's an ok substitute for ... :o

05-04-2008, 06:36 AM
Here's mine...
Taken with a 5mp Canon A95 using two mini-LED flashlights for light and a napkin for a reflector. This one hung at the PPA National Convention two years ago. It was named "Two Martini Lunch" - the name was compliments of Holly Howe...

05-30-2008, 02:34 PM
Based on the ratings in the gallery AURALEE DALLAS has won the "Point and Shoot Out" peoples choice award. Congratulations Auralee!
You go gurl!

Thanks a million to everyone who played along. Great images from all of you. Please feel free to start your own "Peoples Choice Contests" in the gallery.

Best Wedding Candid
Best Senior Portrait
Best Commercial shot
Best Family Portrait
Best Landscape
On and on it could go!

I did the point and shoot contest just to see if it would be a fun way to use the gallery and i think it was. So I'd love to see some more of these "Peoples Choice Contests" take shape. Thanks again everyone and have some fun out there!:)

07-09-2008, 08:41 PM
Yeah! I just got a point-and-shoot so I thought I'd share and resurface this post since it's such a good one.


07-09-2008, 10:12 PM
From my garden with a Nikon CoolPix 995

07-09-2008, 11:15 PM
From my garden with a Nikon CoolPix 995

Hi Jim;

So, did he try to sell you some Geico Insurance ? :D

07-09-2008, 11:46 PM
Thanks for bringing this back to life. :)

I've decided the next mission for my Power Shot is to hand it to a flower girl or ring bearer and let them fill up the card. Remember when David Letterman had cameras doing different things around his set? Catwalk-cam and Guy under the seats-cam and such. I'm thinking I'll do a flower girl-cam and post them as a sub-gallery for one of my more fun loving couples this year. They might do some really great stuff.:)

07-09-2008, 11:49 PM
That's a great idea. You may even find your future assistant! ;) I know a five year old who creates images with better composition than some professionals!