I wonder if any of you had the same feeling as I had of being slightly de-skilled when first using a smartphone to take photographs?
Leaving my much loved and used Olympus SP700 behind when I went to Colonsay was like going without my friend! It is a fairly simple digital camera - not much skill needed really, but I missed the little ritual of fetching the camera from its soft leather case, finding the tripod, adjusting the height, choosing the most appropriate setting...I hadn't realised how much I enjoyed this until it was no longer there and I took my smartphone from my pocket, switched it on, clicked camera and pressed the button. Oh. Is that it? I thought, feeling vaguely disappointed!
Of course I wasn't disappointed when I saw the results on the laptop, and some skill is still required to edit which I like doing. The clarity and ease of use was one of the reasons for getting the iPhone in the first place, and I will surely come to love it.
Are you happy with the camera on your phone? I wonder how professional photographers feel about it.
Here are a few recent shots.