Today I thought I’d share just a few pictures from our week away on the Greek Island of Skiathos but also pose a question…
Now you’d likely think that being a photographer I’d be taking my camera with me but to be honest most times I go away with my wife I rarely if ever do. In fact 99% of the time I just rely on my iPhone and that’s because:
- It’s less to carry
- Its ALWAYS with me
- Less to be concerned about losing
And probably most importantly….
- Not wanting to get carried away taking photos; I’m away with my wife after all 🙂
So, for this holiday this is exactly what I did…used ONLY my iPhone and gave myself a task of only editing the photos using Photoshop Touch and/or Snapseed.
Now here’s the thing…
I think most of us recognise that nowadays a lot of photos are taken with mobile phones but I have to admit it was only this past week away that it really hit me exactly how BIG a deal this is. You see in the whole week away I reckon I saw 1, maximum 2, people using dedicated cameras to take photos…the vast majority were all using their mobile phones. I guess the reasons for this are kind of similar to the reasons I decided to only use my iPhone…convenience, and for everyday stuff this is perfect.
Oh and another thing that worked seamlessly was having the Creative Cloud. Photographs taken with my iPhone were initially tweaked in Photoshop Touch which was connected to my Creative Cloud Account where I created a folder (Skiathos 2013) meaning they were then instantly available on my iPad and Computers for later…very slick 🙂
What about you? Are there times nowadays when you rely on your mobile phone whereas before you would have taken your camera gear or has this changed nothing?
I know for myself there are times now when I find myself taking photographs that I wouldn’t have done so before because I have my phone with me ‘all the time’, and this I think is GREAT!
More Photographs = More Memories 🙂
Have a fab Tuesday and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.