The littleiPhone’s camera is quite a serviceable device. My Canon Elph, ironically, broke practically the day I welcomed iPhone to my life. Well, it works, but who wants to look through the tiny viewfinder when you really use the large LCD screen for all your “major” photography work? (Can one actually call her point & shoot digital pictures ‘work’ with a straight face?) So the LCD screen is displaying the ‘shattered glass’ image, rendering the camera worthless to me now. Goodbye macro images, no more videos, nothing, really. I enjoyed playing with it for two and half years (shouldn’t it have lasted longer than that?) but secretly, I’ve been longing for better equipment. In the meantime I’m perfectly pleased to use the iPhone’s camera as the everyday-in-my-purse-camera and hope for a digital SLR for my birthday (if it be God’s will that I should get one ;-).
The iPhone’s applications are so useful and amusing. I just put Camera Bag on it which will display your photos in all kinds of fun ways. I’ll post some Camera Bag effects images over the weekend.
I’d like to ask my vast readership (Rosie, this means you! Oh and you too Mary, if you’re here! Anyone: leave your thoughts and opinions!) for any and all opinions on digital SLRs. My birthday isn’t until May so I’ve got time to research and plan (and earn some money, ahem). I really don’t know much about them beyond the Canon and Nikon name brands. My original film SLR is a Canon A-E 1 and I still have it (it’s in pristine condition and looks so vintage to me now).
(…Er, wait a minute, I just did the math. That Canon looks vintage because it is vintage.)
Longing for a real camera but grateful for my iPhone.
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Jeannie Greenwald is a blogger, neighborhoods / 'go local' evangelist, hobbyist photographer, and degreed psychologist.