Bella Vida by Letty

What Camera do you use?

Camera: 1. an optical device consisting of a lens system set in a light-proof construction inside which a light-sensitive film or plate can be positioned See also cine camera, digital camera 2. the equipment used to convert the optical image of a scene into the corresponding electrical signals 

Since I started blogging I often get asked what camera I use.  I’ve never had anything fancy.  I’ve always made do with the mediums at hand.  Try not to faint when I tell you I use a Sony Cybershot. 

My Sony Cybershot distinguished by the bling.

The type of camera that is right for you depends on what you are interested in shooting. My favorite captures are nature.

The Sony Cybershots forte is outdoor pictures.  When it comes to outdoor photos this little camera takes the best shots.  In the sunlight the colors are vibrant and the images crystal clear. On a sunny day you will capture the most beautiful scenic shots you’ve ever seen.

Now the moment you get cloud cover you better put your photography skills to use to get a great picture.  This is where a college education comes in handy.  On a cloudy day the quality and resolution will not be as sharp.

For indoor photos you must again use your skills as a photographer and master lighting.  To get a great indoor shot with this little camera requires the proper lighting set up. Flash can be your friend or your enemy as you struggle for the perfect angle so you don’t end up with glare.

Here are some details on the Sony Cybershot DSC-H70:

  • 10x (25mm wide) optical zoom lens, 
  • 16.1-megapixel, Sweep Panorama Mode, 
  • HD Movie mode (720p), 
  • 3.0″ LCD, 
  • iAuto mode, 
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, 
  • Motion Detection 

Here are some photos I’ve taken with this camera with no editing other than crop:

From car on Cloudy Day 2011

From car on Cloudy Day 2011

Petals in the grass on a bright Sunny Day 2011

What camera and lens do you use?

Would you recommend it to others?


“Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.” Ambrose Bierce 
 “A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.” Eudora Welty 
“Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.” Yousuf Karsh 
“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.” Orson Welles
 “It’s weird that photographers spend years or even a whole lifetime, trying to capture moments that added together, don’t even amount to a couple of hours.” James Lalropui Keivom 
“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” Ansel Adams

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