Smartphone Photos! Seriously?

January 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Someone remarked to me about a previously blog post where I put up my favourite photo of last year and that it was taken with my iPhone and did I regret not having my big pro camera with me at the time.  Well I suppose there are 2 points in what he said, firstly it was his surprise that is wasn't taken with a proper camera and secondly why did I not have my DSLR with me.

As much as I like having my camera with me and snapping away, I hate to be burdened down with heavy equipment when I'm just out on a casual walk.  When I have my 'big' camera I almost feel compelled to take a great shot and sometimes (in fact a lot of the time!) it's nice to enjoy the environment and stop and 'smell the roses'.  Did you ever notice how people become very self conscious when a big camera is pointed at them but if you hold up your smartphone you nearly always get a reaction.

So do I regret not having my camera with me?  Well a small bit of me does because I could get a larger print if I wanted, but on the whole I have no regrets, I got a shot that I love and I did get it printed.  Without having a a device with me capable of taking a photo I would haven't captured any memory of that morning.  There was no stopping, posing, looking at the camera, forced smiles, I just picked up my phone and captured a moment...

 


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