Monday, 25 April 2011
Thought for the Day: Do I Need A Camera?
Using my phone to take pictures normally appeals to my sense of simplicity and because I always have it on me I've got into the routine of being more 'snappy' than I've ever been before in my life. I hadn't quite realised just how habitual photography has become until my phone refused to charge up after a day or in France after an unexplained rapid loss of battery power. Others would find this a disasterous state of affairs because of the loss of contact with the outside world. Not me, I'm happy to go missing, as it were, for a week or so but I have mourned the loss of my spontaneous ability to point and shoot at whim.
Although I did use Mr Lovelygrey's phone to take a few shots, posts about our eleven day wander around Western Brittany have been delayed until he's downloaded my photos. I'm not sure these have turned out okay as I never got the hang of a fiddly auto-focus button. This sorry state of affairs has got me thinking about considering my own stand alone teeny camera. After all, I'm now at a stage where I'd like to get a little more techinical with my composition and might value a little more capacity to zoom, change field depth and such like. On the downside there's one more thing to carry. Hmm...I'm still trying to decide.