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 there...how 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.