Originally Posted by Paul Ward
I have to disagree with the comment about compact cameras v SLRs. I had a quality SLR and a quality small compact. At first I used to carry the SLR most of the time and the compact all the time. Then I realised that ALL of my best pictures and the great majority of the good ones were taken with the SLR. So I then took the SLR with me everywhere and compact took up duty for party-type shots only as it was drunk-proof in operation and bounced better when dropped (care still needed though).
When were you doing this? The quality of point-and-shoot digital cameras has improved greatly in the past few years. I'm not a professional photographer or anything, but as far as I'm concerned I've been able to get some great shots. I hope to have everything ready and start offering some free DVDs of my pictures (mainly of Antarctica) to interested parties soon. It's taking a while, because I'm going through a LOT of pictures. Then you can judge for yourself.