I love having a camera (disguised as a mobile phone) with me all of the time. It’s such fun to be able to ‘catch’ moments that you used to say “I wish I had my camera with me.”
Here is my dog, sitting in my lap. iPhone handy, always ready.
A moment later, I caught her in the middle of a silly tongue lap:
My backyard cutie. He won’t stay at the door for long. iPhone in my pocket.. caught him!
A crazy bug landed for a moment (what is it!? and I hope it doesn’t come back! )
Those are all examples of the unplanned pics, the ones you are happy to have a ‘camera in your pocket’ to grab.
But what about for travel?
Last time I took a trip, I used my iPhone, only. No camera. I enjoyed having one less thing to cart around. I think the pictures turned out pretty good, and I never regretted not bringing a camera:
I am now planning a new travel adventure, and I’m not sure the iPhone will suit. My first concern is memory space. With a camera you have removable memory storage so that you never run out of space. Although the iPhone holds a LOT of pictures, what if I shoot too many? I don’t want to have to worry about that.
Perhaps you have a REAL camera, and that makes all your photography extra special. I know that many of the bloggers that I visit are taking some awesome photos. For you, the camera itself is important.
But what about the point-and-shooters?
What do you do? Have you abandoned your camera in favor of your smartphone for travel? Or do you break out the camera for the trip?