Camera vs. (Camera) Phone?

Written on July 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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Once upon a time, when I began this blog, I only took photos of my dolls and for the blog with my camera. True, it was a point-and-shoot type of camera, but it was a standalone camera. Which also meant that I had to go and pull out a cable, or some kind of adapter, when I wanted to get photos from the memory card, to the computer, to the internet. That’s a lot of steps, and may be the reason why I rarely use my camera anymore.

Tiny shoe love ?
Not bad for a smartphone that’s two generations old, eh?

Then comes in… my smart phone. It has a camera! In fact, it has two cameras! I can upload to Flickr or Dropbox just by tapping the screen a few times and then presto, it’s on my computer or up for the world to see. It’s a lot more convenient for me that way – less cables, less adapters, more instant photography upload. Sure, the camera on my phone could be a lot better, but given that I’m not trying to have my pictures printed as poster sized they’re not bad.

I know newer cameras out there have more features, with WiFi accessibility, and use of memory cards that could be inserted into my computer’s card reader without me having to hunt down an adapter – Sony, I’m glaring at you and your past need to have proprietary memory cards! One of these days, when I get a new camera that plays nicer with my computer, I’ll probably go back to using a standalone camera, rather than a cellphone camera. But until that happens… More instant gratification! Especially when it comes to doll photos!

Do you use a camera or a camera phone for your Blythe photography needs?

3 Responses to “Camera vs. (Camera) Phone?”

  1. SonjeB says:

    My older camera’s memory card broke and I couldn’t get a replacement. Every time I save up to buy a replacement something more pressing comes along to claim those funds. However, I’ve taken some really stunning shots with my cell phone camera. When the shots need a little help, I use a filter to enhance the image. One of these days I definitely want a proper camera though.

  2. Heather AKA @claribari

    I too switched from camera to camera phone when I got a nicer cell phone for Christmas. The change has made the 365 challenge much easier; I have done two with a regular camera, and now this one is all camera-phone. The fact that I can snap and upload right before bed means less falling behind than other years.

  3. Steph says:

    Guilt-free camera photos all the time!!! I am doing this for fun not for profit! It is much quicker and easier which make me more likely to take pictures which increases the joy!

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