“I wish my eyes could take photos…”
I have recently jumped back on the Instagram bandwagon. I had first dabbled with it over 2 years ago when camera phones were still pretty poor in quality. Plus, the idea of sharing my everyday life with the rest of the world was not very appealing to me. So, I stopped using instagram, but continued to take pictures with my phone since that was the camera I always had with me. Camera phones keep getting better and better, and although I skipped getting the Apple iPhone 5s, I will almost definitely get the Apple iPhone 6 when it comes out, especially if their low light photography capabilities keep improving.
I still think photos taken with my d-slr are much better than those with my phone, and there is a precision and control you could never get with a phone camera. Plus, I’m a sucker for shallow depth of field and dreamy bokeh! But as I continue to be reminded, “What good is it really if you never have your big camera with you anyways?”
I still consider myself a rather private person, especially when it comes to my family, so even though I don’t show everything (I know you who follow me thank me for that!), taking pictures with my phone has been such a great way to document life for memory’s sake because I’m definitely not getting any younger and my memory is certainly not getting any better! In the past six months or so, I started posting more photos of my everyday life on Facebook and Instagram because some of the things I was seeing and experiencing were just too pretty not to share! I’m still very selective about what I share on social media, but it’s become a fun way to connect, get inspired and see life through the eyes of others all over the world — whether they be photographers or not.
All these pictures were taken in September and October alone (Yes, I take lots of pictures!). To see more of my wanderings and adventures, you can follow me on Instagram or Facebook. And of course, any thoughts about social media, iphoneography and the ongoing topic of “to share or not to share” are always welcome!