The Best Camera is the one that’s with you.
Mobile phone photography has become a bit of an obsession of mine over the last few years. I have found “the best camera is the one you have with you” to be a very true statement, so much so that I soon found myself using my phone for almost all of my photography. The iPhone camera and editing apps like Vsco, Camera+ and Snapseed, to name a few, make the whole process of taking, editing and sharing images fun again. I must admit, I grew tired of spending hours staring at the same image in photoshop; it made me hate the photos before I had even finished them. Some may call me lazy but if it keeps photography as something I enjoy, then I’m all for it! The images look good when printed and like I said, it’s a camera you always have with you.
So what are the draw backs? Well, night time photography on an iPhone is pretty much a no go area for me. I end up with grainy photos which never really work and I would love to be able to shoot for longer, the battery life on my phone is terrible! Thats about it on the draw back side.
I have a remote timer, a battery case, a tripod and a array of different lenses to fit my iPhone and all of this can fit in my back pockets. On a recent trip to New York and Miami, I found myself taking all my photos on my phone.
Words & Photos by Ben Adams