Shoot me down if you like but I’m gonna say it…. I PREFER TAKING PHOTOS WITH MY PHONE!
As much as I love a big fat DSLR in my hand, and all of it’s amazing capabilities, I just love the convenience of having a small camera in my pocket at all times. It can be whipped out at any time, and with my phone particularly ( the Sony Xperia ) it can create some amazing results! Fair enough, it’s not going to produce a masterpiece but who wants a masterpiece when you can have fun?
I’ve always always said that it’s not about the equipment, it’s all about the user. If you have an eye for an image and a finger capable of pressing a button then you’re going to get results.
More and more I’m finding that I’m leaving my DSLR in my bag when out and about and taking photos just for fun. After a few years of frowning upon instagram I decided to join up recently and it’s fantastic on there! I was expecting to see hundreds of crap photos of breakfasts, lunches and dinners with crap filters but ohhhh I was so so wrong. There is serious talent on that site and I want a piece of that!
If you’re on instagram feel free to follow me! User handle there is dangleberrydan7. Instagram initially gave me dingleberrydan7 which I was happy with but upon googling the name I discovered there was already a Dan Davidson using that as his twitter handle. There is no way I could sleep at night knowing that another Dan Davidson may one day wish to join Instagram only to find that some Welsh idiot has nicked his name… TWICE. Oh and if you don’t know what a dangleberry is, or dingleberry for that matter, please don’t google it.
Back to the point, phones take great pics.
For those of you who use Facebook, I have created a group simply titled “Phone Photography UK”. Go and find it and request to join. We’d be chuffed to have you. In the meantime, have a look at a few snaps below taken recently with my Sony Xperia, and don’t forget to find me on Facebook too – dandavidsonphotography