Hipstamatic shot

Flowers are for the birds

I was looking at pics on my iPhone this week and realized I have shots going all the way back to 2009! The funny thing was that I never thought I used the camera feature very much. Typically I’d opt to use a “real” camera like my Nikon D200. Yet here were upwards of 320 photos, shot and/or manipulated on my iPhone 3′s camera roll.

What does this tell me? Well, mainly that my iPhone is a device of convenience for things other than making calls, texting or tweeting. Without realizing it, I have grown used to whipping out the phone to make a picture. And not necessarily some quick “grab” shot, either.  I’ll take the time to compose the scene, maybe shooting a few angles and then often I’ll take even more time to edit/improve the image using another app. So the adage, “The best camera is the one you have with you” is proving true. Read the rest of this entry »

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