What is the best camera for everyday shooting?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Photographer Jenny Berman discusses the basics of photography including what camera works best for everyday shooting.

    Jenny Berman

    I have been a professional photographer for over twelve years. Since the ninth grade, the support of friends, family, and mentors opened a door to a different world, one behind a lens. My first inspiration was Jerry Uelsmann. Uelsmann is a photo-surrealist from the 60’s before the advent of digital art. He used multiple enlargers, hours of darkroom time, and perfected a unique style. His innovation and mastery of technique still drive me today. I learned my craft at The School of Visual Arts in New York City, where I studied with the finest photographers and printers in the world. Through Robert Frank, Anne Leibovitz, and many other established photographers and organizations, I learned the many factors that comprise a perfect photograph; subject, lighting, the finished print, and of course the person behind it all. In July of 2002 I ventured on my own, and started Ashton Imaging Inc. With pride, I bring every photograph to life, and am able to send clients home with much more than a print; I present my clients with a story and an idea or value they never noticed. I bring my photographs and your photographs together and preserve the chronicles of your life.

    Jenny Berman: My name is Jenny Berman and I own Ashton Imaging Photography. I have been in business for five years and photographing people and families for 15.

    Host: What is the best camera for everyday shooting?

    Jenny Berman: If I go to the park, I bring a disposable camera because I don t want to get ruined and I am horrible with my cameras, I love them they are great. You don t have to do anything, you take them to the lab, they are wonderful, little play and shoots, also vacations, stick them in your pockets, you can t go wrong with them and they are so small, nobody even knows they exist and the picture quality is phenomenal, I look at my friend s pictures all the time and I am like wow, they are better than my camera. But if I go on a serious vacation and I want to take really great pictures of the people and the squares then I am going to bring my SLR, just because the lens size is going to give me sharp pictures that I can print and display in my house.