It’s okay—it’s good—to be thankful for small things, too.  It may not be an earthshaking improvement, but I’m thankful for digital cameras.  One key to taking good photographs is taking lots of photographs, and in times past only the professional could afford to do so.  Now anyone can.

Digital cameras are also great for children.  Instant feedback is so much more satisfying than waiting to finish the roll of film so it could be developed—and not wanting to waste any pictures because film + developing = a lot of money.  Now there are cameras that let the youngest learn to take good photographs.

What’s more, good cameras—even video cameras—are small enough to carry in a purse.  A small purse!  Our first video camera was a huge monster that took full-sized VHS tapes.

Organizing photos into albums has never been easier, and there are so many more wonderful things you can do to present them.  On the other hand, having so many more pictures and options makes more work, even if the work is easier.

But that’s a minor quibble.  I love my tiny, handy, good-quality digital camera!

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Digital cameras rock, Linda, and help us amateur photographers snap decent pictures. As a rule of thumb, most of us need "2 to the X" number of shots to get a decent picture, with "X" being the number of people in the picture. So, you can see, its geometric. One person can be shot with two pictures, two with four, but try to take a family of 5 for a Christmas picture. . .that's take 25 tries for one really good one (and more when one of the kids is fed up and starts crying). So, we're very thankful for digital cameras!

Posted by Eric on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 4:11 pm
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