Why I never rely on digital or cellphone cameras!

Let’s face it, every Tom, Dick and Harry is now a photographer!

Technology has made a mockery of people who have spent their lives perfecting the art of photography, in whatever niche they find interest, whether it be street shooting, still life, glamour, landscape or what-have-you.

By that I mean everyone who carries a cellphone these days, will most probably have a reasonable camera built into the phone.

So when you dare to bring up the subject in conversation with friends these days about some nice shots you have taken, more than likely your friends will chime in with their own exploits with their cellphone cameras!

So it is that everyone now knows, or purports to know about photography. Funnily enough though, when you move onto talking about things like f stop numbers, perspective, shutter speeds, depth of field etc…then nobody says anything! The conversation comes to a halt! Why?

Because they just do not understand the complexities of those terms, in short! All they know is how to look at their lcd displays on their cellphones, and press the button that gives them a picture.

Anyway, I digress. Going back to the subject of this post, I made a fatal mistake recently of leaving my film camera (a trusted Olympus Trip), in the car, thinking that if a shot did present itself, I had the camera on my cellphone always available.

And, as they say, Sod’s Law dictates that if something can happen, it will happen at the most inopportune moment of all. So when I spotted a nice photo opportunity, out came my cellphone, as I tried to capture the moment.

I pressed the camera selector on the phone, hoping the camera would come into action, but the hell it did! As I depressed the camera selector, the display went blank…and defaulted after a while to the normal cellphone display again!

So, in short, I lost the photo opportunity!

Had I been using my film camera, simple as it is, it would have fired straight away without hesitation.

Moral of the story? Never rely on anything digital. Period.

Happy Easter!

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ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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2 Responses to Why I never rely on digital or cellphone cameras!

  1. Happy Easter to you too!!!! 🙂

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