David L wrote:You can learn the basics of composition with any camera. I have seen> I have a small question about what is possible with my camera, any help
> would be greatly appreciated.
> I recently bought a point-and-shoot camera, at the urging of some of my
> friends and with a curiosity about photography. My grandpa is a professional
> photographer, my mom is a gifted amateur, and some of my friends are really
> good (amateur) photographers. So in the name of curiosity, I bought a Kodak
> Easyshare LS443 digital camera. It's a good, solid camera, 4 megapixel, a
> couple of nice bells and whistles, but it's a point-and-shoot, with no
> manual controls to speak of. As soon as I got the camera I started to really
> become interested in photography, and realized an SLR might have been a
> better choice. My question is this: Do you think one can really take good
> photographs and develop and mature as a photographer with a point-and-shoot,
> or is it necessary to have an SLR?
some very good pictures taken with point and shoot cameras. Once you
have developed your photographic vision to a certain point (and you will
know when that is), then you will probably want to "step up" to a camera
with more creative control.