Am I'm the only one who's ever thought that the only way to capture a really pretty photo is by using the 'big' camera?
For the longest time I'd haul my big camera everywhere with me. Have I captured some good images? Absolutely. My camera has easily been one of the best investments ever made.
However, there are times (like, a lot of times) when I just do not want to lug that thing around. Currently, I feel like a pack mule. The diaper bag is full of stuff, and it's heavy. If I add in the big camera it feels like my shoulder could dislocate at any moment.
Numerous times as I'm scrolling through my Insta feed I think, "Was that taken with his/her phone?!" Often, the answer is yes. Some of my favorite 'gram feeds are photos that are almost always taken with phones (if you're looking for a gorgeous example, check this feed out)! I love that these beautiful images are captured with a phone and not a camera.
That means we all have the ability to create pretty pictures!!
So, as of late the big camera has been on a bit of a hiatus, and the camera phone has been capturing many of our moments and memories.
Below is a small collection of photos that are pretty similar. One set was with my phone, the other with my camera. Take the poll after each set and guess which set taken with which device, no peeking!
Could you immediately tell the difference?? For me, the up close/zoom of Marcus was the giveaway, the rest, for me, were fairly difficult to pinpoint.
Set 1 was shot with my iPhone, Set 2 was shot with my big camera.
There are some differences in quality, and if I really learned how to master manual mode I know there could be a stark difference. But, when it comes down to it, more often than not the photos that are shared are on social media, and generally speaking, those photos are in a tiny little 2-inch by 2-inch square. After shooting these pics I quickly learned that sometimes it's ok to leave the big camera at home!
Now, I have to ask. When you snap and post, are you primarily using your phone or a "big" camera? I'd love to know in the comments below! And, don't forget to add your link as well.
This wraps up October's Picture Perfect Project, and sadly ends the Picture Perfect Project all together. All good things must come to an end, and this is true for the PPP. After some deliberate thought and consideration, the co-hosts of this link-up decided that with the busyness of the holiday season fast approaching, this would be a good time to hang up the proverbial hat. Thank you for joining us these past 10 months! We hope you found inspiration to pick up your camera and snag a few picture perfect moments!