Archive for October 2020

Creative Shot, or just Random?

One of the more interesting features of my Canon Powershot SX60HS bridge camera is its “Creative Shot” mode. Basically, when you press the shutter button, the camera does whatever the hell it likes, taking six shots with various randomly-selected settings (one of which will be something approaching “normal”). You have no more idea of what’s likely to come out than the camera has. By way of illustration, here are the results of an otherwise meaningless shot of my computer that I took a couple of days ago.

Occasionally, it can produce something that is a surprisingly good effect. It’s a weird idea, but it’s sort of endearing.