Instagram vs DSLR
Pretty much every time I get out my phone to take a picture I realise how handy it is to just carry around my phone and being able to share a beautiful moment instantly.
I’m a person that goes for the option of leaving my camera at home most of the time because it’s too heavy and relying on my phone’s camera instead. Not something I recommend, though ;) I should definitely have my camera with me all the time, no matter where I go - you never know what might happen.
So, that’s point number one. A DSLR can be pretty heavy. Also, you probably want to use a camera bag to carry and protect it, rather than just your handbag. Another point - I don’t like carrying around too much stuff with me.
On the other hand though, a DSLR camera with a good lens can capture things in a way that no phone can. Just thinking of depth-of-field for example. I definitely feel more like a ‘photographer’ when I use my DSLR camera. It feels like you ‘snap’ a picture with your phone’s camera, but you ‘make’ a picture with your DSLR camera.
This also relates to the way we share images - photos taken with your phone go up on Instagram straight away (most of the time at least). I love being able to share a moment of my life, without having to write much about it. Just keeping it simple, and sharing small impressions/snippets of life (that sometimes are a lot more personal than what you blog about) is what makes Instagram such a cool app.
Well, there are pros and cons to both options. I wouldn’t want to give up either of them - it’s great being able to use them both, each for their own purpose and at the right time.
What are your thoughts on Instagram/taking pictures with your phone vs DSLR?
Photo taken with my phone.