Having a compact camera has brought me a lot of joy. It would be too melodramatic to say I’ve ‘rediscovered photography’, but it is a great pleasure to be able to take photos of those little things that catch my eye.
Compact cameras don’t have anything like the quality of an SLR, but they’ve always been able to take good close-up (“macro”) shots. The photos from my Canon G11 do require a bit more editing than shots from my top pro. kit, but I quite enjoy the extra work, it means I think about each image more. In the process I’ve found that I quite like cropping images to a square. The following are two squared² photos.