New Camera

Help! I need a new camera. I need it for taking pics of things to paint around NYC, but mostly I need it to take pics of my 8 month old, who’s baby book will probably be filled with grainy snaps from my blackberry, the poor child. So, any suggestions on something relatively light and portable? Many thanks.

PS…I also need these jeans, though this is not as dire my need for the camera, obviously.

35 Responses to “New Camera”

  1. Abby says:

    hello there! love love love this illustration. would you mind if i used it on my blog? if you allow me i will link it back to your blog because it is yours and not mine.

    all the best,

  2. Jane says:

    Hi Caitlin,

    I remember reading all those comments and was wondering which camera you finally went for. And, are you happy with your choice?


  3. donna lempert says:

    LOOOOVE my CANON REBEL T2i so much. they are on sale right now (target has them for less than 600 bucks, i think) and you can get a great deal. i had another digital canon slr but this one is a huge improvement on it and i have loved the images and color. the 50 mm lens is great if you can get your subjects (xmas card portraits) to sit down for a portrait twice a year. admire your art–trying to get inspired to do some of my own.

  4. Katie says:

    Oh my heavens. Much thanks to Pinterest for leading me to your website! I absolutely love this painting. Are the only ones for sale the ones in your shop? I would also suggest a camera, but am assuming you have probably found a wonderful one by now. ;]

  5. Kate says:

    Just wanted to drop you comment to say that your beautiful artwork is admired from a far – Brisbane, Australia to be exact.
    I love seeing your work in Lonny and you quite possibly have the cutest little girl I have ever seen.
    Can’t help with camera ideas but thought I would drop you a comment anyway.
    Kate :)

  6. pve says:

    love my leica camera – bought it at paul smith as a present and it is small and wonderfully chic. love it.
    i-phone is great too.

  7. Jeannie Neely says:

    A small sony or cannon to slip into your handbag or pocket, a cannon g12, slightly heavier, great for wider angles and groups of people. I love your work, and….get the jeans!

  8. First of all, I just came across your blog…you are stunningly talented!
    I have a Panasonic Lumix with a pancake lens, and I have found it to be the perfect combination of portability and DSLR quality. For me, an amateur photographer who travels a lot and just wants great pics of people, food, and places, it’s perfect.

  9. Andrea Smith says:

    Hi Caitlin,
    All those cameras work great! I have a friend – Anita Dore – she is an artist/photographer living in Luxembourg but originally from NY. She takes the most amazing pics with a little and inexpensive camera…Powershot.
    I have a question…when you start an illustration, what is the first thing you do? I don’t know if you can see my FB but my cousin, Lucia Coria, an amazing painter living in Argentina, says she starts all her paintings the same way: she paints the eyes first!!!! I thought it was very interesting!!!!! How about you? Hopefully you can see her paintings on my page. I just bought one called “Drinker of stories”(translated!) It is a woman sitting on a sofa with a glass of wine spilling and book pages flying all around her!!! I am so excited!!!!

    Take care,

    • caitlin says:

      Ohhh good to know!! Thanks!
      Hmmm let’s see….well I do definitely paint the face first, because if the face isn’t right, you can forget about the rest of the painting! A lot of people tell me that the eyes on my paintings are all alike, and that they look like my (and my mom’s) eyes. Interesting!
      Thanks for your cousin’s info, I am going to look her up!

  10. ditto with everyone above…Canon Yay :)

  11. Rebecca Portsmouth says:

    Hi Caitlin, I’d happily recommend the Canon Powershot S95. I’m generally a Nikon girl (shoot portraits and weddings for a living) but this one was recommended by colleagues and it’s brilliant. It shoots files as large as you could want, has a great sensor so gets light right by itself most of the time and has manual mode if you want to take over and easy to use exposure compensation if you just want to tweak what you’re seeing. The best thing, though, is that it fits in your handbag or even flowery jeans pocket easily, so you have it with you most of the time and use it. Good luck!

  12. Delphine says:

    Hi Caitlin! Ian also a mother and illustrator , and I also worked as a VFX CG artist …I have several cameras , but the one I love the best is my canon S90 : small enough to fit in a purse, enough zoom for pictures without waking up the baby, and good enough for references for movies and illustration work. Enjoy !

  13. Sherena says:

    I have a DSLR and a Compact, I love my compact, it is my go to for most things, slips in my pocket, great pictures, fast – can do video. Have dropped it a few times, and works beautifully. I have owned quite a few compacts, and this is by far my favourite one so far, here is the link for the review.

  14. Diane says:

    Cannon is good make sure you get one with lots of zoom. ( Alex will be running around very soon)
    After you buy a new camera, buy yourself those jeans and have someone take your picture wearing them

  15. Sarah says:

    Pretty! I’ve missed seeing your Wednesday watercolors!

  16. Ellen says:

    I agree with Brittany – a Canon!

    Love, love the new watercolor! Your work is always such a breath of fresh air!

  17. Ellen says:

    I agree with Brittany – Canon!

    Lovely new watercolor. Your work is always a breath of fresh air!

  18. First off, I’d go for anything Canon…Canon rocks, and their cameras last a LONG time! If you are looking for easily portable then I’d go for one of their digital ELPHs, they’re great little cameras and take excellent pictures! If you are thinking you might want an SLR then go for the Canon Rebel T2i, there’s a very good deal on them right now too (because they are no longer the “latest” version…then you can upgrade with different lenses as you feel the need…maybe a nice portrait lens for your kiddo! xx -b.

  19. karla says:

    I love this spring outfit!!! and painting of course!
    I have a proff cannon and I love it… but cant suggest a portable little one for you.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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