I often take photographs when I go away, and am sometimes even the subject of the photographs myself - though I have no idea why as I look awful in any image I see.
These images cover subjects such as the animals that have been around me over the last few years, some of the weddings I have been to, a leaving party, a couple of holidays where I went a bit mad with shots, and finally, the largest subject and the one that he will hate me for the rest of his life, my nephew - Daniel
I am not a serious photographer, I am a real point and click person. I do like to have a reasonable camera, and over the years I have tended to have either Olympus or Fujtisu cameras. The Olympus as they were good, from the early 1.3 Mega Pixel, 3x optical zoom, right through to the SP-550UZ which I have now.
A couple of Fujitsu cameras in between have been the s3500 and s5500. The thing the last 4 cameras I have had have had in common is a good optical zoom. I like a good zoom as Digital zoom is not real, you loose out.
The Olympus SP-550UZ comes with an 18x optical zoom and two stabilising units. As you can see in some of the shots of Daniel, even standing still and resting on a chair as soon as a shot was taken with any kind of zoom, the camera was indicating a shake. Sometimes the shots were good, but other times there was some blurring.
when I go fishing I tend to take a small Canon Ixus 400. I got it cheap and it is conveniently small to fit into the fishing bag without worrying
I have put these images online via a program called JAlbum. It is a small Windows application and you simply point it to a folder of images, tell it which "skin" you want to use and then sit back and wait while all the work is done for you. I did download the new version, but integrating my current website design into JAlbum is not something I was going to do too quickly, and to be honest, the skin I chose looks very professional so I'll just leave it alone.
Each of the JAlbum libraries will load into a new web page
JAlbum can be found at http://jalbum.net