Just a quick one here… I borrow a friends DSLR as I had a major craving for some photo taking. Then like a week later I got my iPhone back and was like fuck all this actual photography crap, too heavy!
Obviously there a fuck-ton of advantages to having a proper camera, rather than something which I primarily made for calling people and throwing birds. Even though a lot of them were over my head, there’s a buttock load of setting to mess with, a proper adjustable lens with aperture, focus and exposure, and of course the size and quality of the photos means there’s plenty of information which can be adjusted in the editing without destroying the sharpness or clarity.
BUT, there is some really gigantic advantages to using the crappier, and lazier, phone based version… I’m always gunna have the thing on me, meaning photo time is any time. It doesn’t require a bag and planning for me to take it around, I don’t feel constantly on edge that I might drop and break the thing, I can edit photos pretty much as much as I’d really feel the need to in the press of one button, and it’s the same thing which sharing and uploading. Just a million times simpler, quicker, and more fun. I think it’s a lot harder to be ‘creative’ or just at least get the results you want if there’s restraints that stop you enjoying yourself.
When most the time, it’s purely the place or the subject you want to show off, rather than your possibly non existent photography skills, then I’m never going to blow these photos up or do any mad editing – even if I were, I actually like the grainy and over-blown aesthetic – I just want to share the amazing sights that surround me.
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