This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Canon
You are looking at Bossy’s new home, an apartment within this house only one block from the Bossy family house. The photo is a screen capture of the Google satellite address, because when Bossy was courting her new apartment, she was too shy to show up on its lawn with her camera — because then the apartment would know Bossy was falling in love with it right when she was busy playing hard to get — and yes this post is about Canon cameras so quit asking.
It’s a lovely apartment and heartily celebrated by Bossy’s supportive family, but the fact remains: it’s dark. Which is inconvenient considering Bossy likes her rooms to be light-filled — except those rooms that are sunshine-filled, which Bossy likes even better.
Trees, a deep porch overhang, and rooms facing that very famous navigational direction Not South result in rooms that will take a thousand dollars in electric bills to brighten. It’s just the way it is.
So. The other day before signing the
marriage license lease, Bossy went on a date with her prospective apartment and that apartment’s landlord whose official name is Bossy’s New Best Friend — and Bossy asked if she might be allowed to snap just a few photos with which to remember the layout of said apartment once Bossy returned home.
The problem was, Bossy didn’t feel it was appropriate to lug her heavy digital SLR camera and risk looking too eager before the terms of the lease had been decided. Lucky for Bossy, she had just received a Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS point-and-shoot to test drive, but you can call it a Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS point-and-shoot for short.
So Bossy reached for this camera the size of the credit card Bossy needs for her new place so she could document how dark the rooms are in order to mine sympathy and Pier One lamps from Bossy’s extended family.
Except Bossy forgot to take into account the fact that the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS point-and-shoot is particularly notable when it comes to low-light situations. Canon accomplishes this a few different ways:
- By allowing you to manually increase your ISO, making it more sensitive to light and therefore able to capture images in darker settings
- By turning off the flash to capture the ambiance of the room
- By adjusting the white balance for more natural lighting
- Little camera fairies make it so
and the popular fourth method
Bossy knows the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS point-and-shoot contains little camera fairies because Bossy didn’t mess with any of her settings and yet the camera still produced photos of Bossy’s dark apartment that, when emailed to Bossy’s son, prompted him to respond, and Bossy quotes, “Looks really bright, fun!”
Here is the photo of Bossy’s new bedroom taken with the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS point-and-shoot:
And this is the photo Bossy took with her regular digital SLR camera once the sun came out a few days later:
This series of bedroom photos, from best to worst in the same backward way Bossy does most things, is ironic considering Canon has a promotion in place called Your Second Shot, which encourages participants to enter their own failed photos — particularly in low-light situations — because Canon is providing the chance to win a Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS point-and-shoot in order to recreate your missed photo moment.
Tons of people have entered, and their amazing stories and photos are here. You can go on the site and vote for who you think deserves the chance to recapture their photo.
Meanwhile, Bossy’s friends at Canon want to give one Bossy reader a $100 Visa gift card! To enter to win, just visit Your Second Shot to read the lost moment stories, and then leave a comment here on I Am Bossy sharing which story is your favorite!
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a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
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d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here.
Sweepstakes will run from 12/5 to 12/18
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