The camera I sent with Justin to Mt. Rainier
I really crashed and burned for Justin’s birthday this year. It was in April and I basically gave it zero thought and got him basically nothing. Well, my friend Ashley and I got each of our husbands (who have the same birthday) a gift certificate to play golf, but beyond that I did nothing really special.
And whether he would admit it or not, I think Justin really appreciates gifts. He borderline hates gift cards because they are impersonal, so there’s always a bit of pressure (in a good way) to really think about getting him something he’d appreciate.
So, I ran to Best Buy and started searching for a light point and shoot that could give him nice quality photos without having to learn manual settings.
I stumbled upon this Canon Powershot one and loved it. It’s masculine with the leather details, it’s small and compact, and it has the best feature for newbies who don’t care about learning manual, and that is “background defocus”.
I don’t know how it works, but I think it takes two photos within fractions of a second, and is able to blur just the background. It’s great for portraits, or anything with a very clear subject in the foreground versus the background, and it left him feeling really pleased with the quality of his photos!
He was excited about taking them, and very excited to run through all 250 of them with me, and I loved that I found him a tool that he could enjoy using on the mountain!
Father’s day is coming, so if you need an idea, I’d highly recommend this camera! I haven’t played around with it much beyond teaching him the basics, but this is now his “adventure camera” and I’m so happy that he has one. He’s a great storyteller, but it’s even better when his recounts of his adventures are paired up with great photos.