and delivers pictures with enough clarity and detail to be of practicaluse to you. It should also have the capability of taking close up shots.To avoid blurry pictures, the purchase of an inexpensive mini-tripodmight also be a wise investment.It goes without saying, your pictures won't be of much value to youunless they may be downloaded to, and viewed on, your computer.The purchase of any digital camera should automatically include thesoftware needed to handle this. I know you already have a computer and are comfortable using it; after all, you are a
reader!The two best features of going digital are instant viewing on thecamera, and being able to delete crummy shots. Take your pic andlook at it. Does it meet your needs? If not, delete it and try again.Our digital camera happens to be a Kodak™ EasyShare, but thepurchase of any major brand will do the trick. Ours also happens tobe a warranted, refurbished camera. Factory refurbished means lesscost, and we are all interested in saving money, right? To be truthful,we continue to be astonished at the quality of pictures it produces. Allof the photos of our rides, the Yaros Car Barn, projects, etc. that yousee on the pages of
were taken with it.How many times have you heard about how much documentationenhances the value of a ride? How many times have you seen photoalbums on display with restored machines? With a relatively inexpen-sive, easy to operate, digital camera you too can impress the worldwith your vehicle documentation.Have you ever completed the purchase of auto insurance for your classic without having to submit pictures? I haven’t. With your digitalcamera you can email those pictures to your insurance company.Those very pictures may help resolve a damage claim, should anyquestions arise during the settlement process. You will be able toshow the part was NOS, as you gave them a picture of it.On a more mundane, but practical, level, when working on a projectyou should no longer have to resort to scouring a wiring diagram tofind out if it is the blue or black wire that should be connected to thisterminal. Just look at the before picture!Photographing the before and after is also a great way to involveothers in your passion for old cars. While they may not be interestedin turning wrenches, they may gladly become your official photog.So, if you are not doing so now, it is highly recommended that youdo get a digital camera, become familiar with it, and start shooting.You won’t regret the decision.
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The two best features of going digital are instant viewing on thecamera, and being able todelete crummy shots.