I was reading the piece about Taku Miyamoto in TGJ and it really stuck with me. Dude shoots incredible photos. As a teenager I started showing interest in photography, but as sports began dominating my free time it was a hobby that soon was cast away. Obviously, those sports have now been replaced by golf and my general interest in course architecture and photography has spurred me to inquisition the refuge.
I’m lucky enough to have scored Wednesday tickets to Augusta this year, which I understand to be the best day for a golf architecture geek to visit the course. With the par 3 contest garnering much attention on the grounds I’ve heard that the main course is as undisturbed as it is all week, which would make for some KILLER pictures.
All of this to say, are there any resident refugee photography experts? I’d like to see what @djpie has to say as the defacto content capture czar for this platform. Ideally I want to find a camera that is small enough to fit in a pocket or a golf bag that I can just have in my bag to shoot anything that suits my fancy throughout a round of golf. Same goes for wanting to shoot decent pics at Augusta, as you never know when you’re going to be back.
I’m also not naive, I do expect the feedback that with the improvements in camera technology in cell phones that buying a digital camera is foolish. However, something about having a camera dedicated for higher quality pictures of my favorite hobby seems kind of like a no brainer…