My problem is basically that I just can't get them to focus. I miss my old Canon AE1. It had an autofocus, which I sometimes used, but usually, especially for portraits, I did it the old fashioned way. When I took my first photography class is portraiture, they taught us to always focus on the subjects eye, the one nearest you. Now I'm photographing much tougher subjects- tiny people and little rooms, and I'm having a heck of a time getting the autofocus on any of my digital cameras- I have 3 of them- to focus where I want them to.
As you can see from the picture above, my close ups, which I loved doing in the old days, tend to be somewhat blurred. This is a constant frustration to me. No amount of using tripods and timers seems to get the crisp, accurate pictures I would like
I've heard of a book, put out by FDQ I think, that is all about doll photography. I would love have a look at it, but I'm afraid that the advice the author would give me if we met would be: buy a better camera!
I will probably end up spending the money to get a camera that will let me have more control of the focus and exposures. I spend so much time in this little world I create, that my need to capture it will eventually overcome my reluctance to spend what will probably be a lot more money than I would like. (Pretty much like everything else in Doll World!!)
I'm going to go look up camera reviews now. Wish me luck!