I somehow managed to break my digital camera so I picked up a new one- it’s a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ55. I’ve gone for a Lumix twice before and been satisfied so this is really similar to my old camera but has a much better zoom (20 optical zoom). You can also flip the screen up to take selfies! This is legitimately helpful for blog photos!
I like film photography but nowadays you can get most of the effects digitally so I thought I would check them out. There are a bunch of different options in the ‘artistic’ settings; Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic,/Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color.
I like having the options, but I’m not sure when I would want to use these different settings. The sepia makes things look older, as does the olden days setting although in a more subtle way.
I like the black and white the best and I’m curious about the miniature effect setting although I haven’t yet figured that out.
I think it will probably work the best on cityscapes from further away rather than the garden I was photographing. You can see in the picture of me I took in miniature effect that it blurred the image quite a bit.
There ware also 4 cross processing options (in green, blue, red, and yellow) but they didn’t look that different. Cross processing is when you purposefully use the wrong chemicals to develop the film. It should make the images look all wacky but it didn’t.