Thursday, March 31, 2016

April Photo Challenge | Put Down The Phone | UPDATED

So, we are over halfway through the month, so I decided it was time for an "UPDATE" to my post.  If you are just joining us, go ahead and read the original post first.  I'll post the update at the bottom. :-)

Please tell me I am not the only lover of photography that has grown more and more guilty of picking up my smart phone instead of my trusty camera for pictures!

I always have good intentions...and I know how much better the images are when I use my real camera...but for whatever reason -- laziness, forgetfulness, convenience -- my phone camera has won lately.  

This month, I am going to make a conscious effort to use my (non-phone) camera every week (maybe even daily!). I'll be sharing my photo(s) weekly right here and/or my Instagram/Facebook account. 

Who wants to join me, as I put down my smart phone and pick up my camera?! 

So, is it just me, or was this a HARD challenge?!  I'll be the first to admit it!  I LOVED picking up my real camera daily (or near daily).  But my problem came with actually processing the images on my laptop, resizing them to web-friendly size, upload them to dropbox so I could "access" them for my Instagram account, and then use my iphone to get them from Dropbox and finally add them to my Instagram.  It was a lot of "hoops" to jump through to get a picture!  I love having the better pictures, but I am not sure I have the time or patience to do that on a daily basis.  Not to mention that they are no longer posted as they are happening...many sit on my camera card for a week before I sit down to do all of the above steps.  It kindof took the fun out of some of my posts, being a week later, which was a bummer.  
So, my question to all you Insta/Bloggers out do you do it?  Am I missing some well-known short-cut?  Do you have a system you use to help your flow work?  I'm not giving up on my real pictures, because I love them so much more, but if I can't figure out a better way, they may be more limited to special posts.