SLR or Smartphone for your everyday photos?

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Posted 4/30/2013 by Celine Navarro in General Scrappin'
 

Celine Navarro
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Posted: 4/30/2013 3:59:38 AM
I tend to use my iPhone more and more everyday to record our lives, and I tend to neglect my SLR a tiny bit more everyday.
How about you?
I should challenge myself to use my camera more but am I being lazy? Definitely!



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Posted: 4/30/2013 5:34:19 AM
I still use my slr regularly. You can't beat the pictures. But I use my iPhone for the moments that I do not want to miss when I do not have. Y camera.


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Posted: 4/30/2013 7:13:11 AM
My DSLR. I have a not so smart phone. LOL I don't have an iPhone or anything of the like.

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Posted: 4/30/2013 7:19:41 AM
Well, I don't have a SLR, but I do find myself using my smartphone, more & more and leaving my camera to sit by itself on my desk. I feel a little bad about it, but I do take & use it on trips, and larger events/happenings. My phone gets to take the everyday hotos though

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Posted: 4/30/2013 7:23:05 AM
I haven't used my SLR in months and months. I use it for important occasions - like first day of school or summer camp visiting day. All the rest of the time I use my iPhone.



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Posted: 4/30/2013 7:38:17 AM
SLR whenever possible .... I am a picture "snob".

My Iphone camera gets used for quick shots here and there, but I much prefer the clarity and detail that my SLR gives.




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Posted: 4/30/2013 7:41:39 AM
I've never printed a photo from my phone for use in my scrapbook.

I use my SLR probably 75% of the time and my G11 the rest of the time.

Why have nice cameras if you're not going to use them? Some of them have good resale value and the lenses for sure hold their worth for resale.




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Posted: 4/30/2013 8:37:37 AM
I love the quality of my DSLR but don't like lugging it around everywhere.

I've been using my iPhone a ton lately to get my everyday pics. I wish it did a better job though. My indoor shots always blur.

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Posted: 4/30/2013 8:40:51 AM
I use my smart phone more than my camera. The pictures it takes are pretty good for snapshots. I have a mirror-less camera so it's a little easier to lug around.


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Posted: 4/30/2013 8:44:56 AM
just got back from vacation and I used both depending on the event. didn't feel like carrying my SLR on a hike so I used the Iphone which takes great pics outside. Took the SLR into aquarium and on the horseback riding events for better quality. Took pics with phone at pool and then took the SLR one day to get better pics and then locked it in safe in hotel room.

Printing from Iphone is very time consuming. I am actually working on that now...


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Posted: 4/30/2013 8:53:05 AM
I've been the same way lately. Having very recently discovered iphoneography, I tend to take photos not just with my dslr, but more and more with my iPhone. My slr is being neglected a little more every day.

I guess I've found my iphone to be much more convenient. There was an article in a photography magazine I read recently talking about small sensor cameras, which of course the iphone falls into and how they are in a lot of ways catching up to slr's.

Its amazing what you can do with smartphone photos! Many of the camera apps they have out are amazing. It is considered another genre of photography. I'll continue taking photos with my iPhone, but over the weekend, I found myself challenged to take more slr photos.

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Posted: 4/30/2013 9:25:57 AM
I use my camera phone almost all the time as my daughter freaks out when she sees me using an actual camera. Not sure what's up with that, but she's 3, so I'm hoping it's just a weird phase.

For those of you who are trying to print from you iPhone, I just realized that you can download iCloud to your computer and it will synch with your iPhone and download all of your pictures to your computer wirelessly! I love this feature! Then you can edit as you usually edit photos and print out as you usually do.



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Posted: 4/30/2013 10:41:16 AM
I seriously get annoyed with my DH when he uses his iPhone for pics. They are just not the same quality as my dSLR! I'm just not a fan of camera phone photos.


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Posted: 4/30/2013 10:53:45 AM
My point and shoot is what I use most often for my everyday photos. I definitely use my phone more than my SLR though mostly because it's easier to carry.

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Posted: 5/1/2013 11:32:59 AM
Oh, my poor Nikon DSLR.... I am finding that I am taking more and more great pictures with my iphone! And, so easy to print on my Cannon Selphy printer. But, I do use my DSLR for all my son's LAX and Hockey games. Think I will plan a date with my old friend today


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Posted: 5/1/2013 2:14:14 PM
My DSLR for the most part. I only grab my phone if the kids are doing something super cute and I can't wait 30 seconds to run and grab my camera.



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Posted: 5/1/2013 2:16:57 PM
I use my iphone way too much. I am actually due for a phone upgrade and am waiting for the 6 (hoping for this year sometime!!) because I think it will have a better camera.

I have my DSLR and a point and shoot and I don't use either of them near enough.


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Posted: 5/1/2013 2:45:23 PM
I waited too many years for my DSLR! No way am I choosing my iPhone camera over that. I use the iPhone for quick pictures, but any planned event, I use my DSLR. I recently decided to photograph an event with just my iPhone. Pics were terrible! No, thanks.


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Posted: 5/2/2013 3:11:34 AM
I agree that the quality of the photos taken with a smartphones aren't the best, but it's easier to just grab our phone (that we carry everywhere) for everyday pictures. I realized that I tend to get my camera out most when I know I HAVE to take more photos. I doesn't come naturally for me...



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Posted: 5/2/2013 6:26:36 AM
For everyday photos, I almost always use my point and shoot. It's nice and small and I usually have a backpack or purse with me, so I have it wherever I go. Taking my SLR around with me requires a conscious effort to remember to even bring it since it's bulkier, so I usually don't have it on hand.



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Posted: 5/2/2013 7:43:27 AM
Another picture snob here. I've had too many years of bad or mediocre photos to not use it everywhere. My camera is stored in my kitchen for easy and fast access to it for everyday stuff.

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Posted: 5/2/2013 8:06:40 AM
I've been relying too much on my smartphone, definitely need to use the slr more.

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Posted: 5/2/2013 8:16:10 AM
I used to always carry a small point and shoot in my purse, but now my new iphone 5 takes such good photos I have ditched my small camera. For any planned photos/events I will almost always bring my DSLR.


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Posted: 5/2/2013 8:24:29 AM
I use my iPhone for everyday photos - just more convenient as I'm not typically carrying my DSLR everywhere. AND it's so easy to just hit print to my Canon Selphy - love that little thing!

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Posted: 5/2/2013 12:16:44 PM
I'm bad about grabbing my iPhone to take pictures, but with our first baby on the way, I have no doubt the dslr will be coming out a lot more.

A couple tips for those who do like taking pics with their phones...

You can hook your phone to your computer an have it upload all the pics without having to have a certain software. Mine just pulls the pics off the phone like it would a regular camera. So quick and easy!

Also if you like the pics your phone takes, consider looking into the Olloclip lens for your phone. It slides right on your phone (however it does not fit over a lot of screen protectors, so I just cut mine to fit it) and it has three different lenses. A macro, wide angle and panoramic. I have taken some amazing shots with this little lens and have so much fun with it.

I especially love the macro, because the phone is so small, I can get really good shots of bugs (don't ask me why bugs, I guess they just make good macro subjects ). I have a pic of a spider I took an you can see all his eyes and he was tiny!!


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Posted: 5/2/2013 12:48:08 PM
I use SRL at home.

I use a point and shoot canon on the go.

And sometimes I use my iphone - but honestly? I don't really know how to clear the photos off my iphone and onto my computer - or get them printed - I do use the shutterfly uploader but they don't print squares for instagram - at least I don't think they do - maybe they do?

Oh, so tech challenged. It's a love/hate thing for me and my iphone!


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Posted: 5/2/2013 12:52:38 PM

My DSLR. I have a not so smart phone. LOL I don't have an iPhone or anything of the like.


This. I love the photos I get with my DSLR, but I do miss photo ops on those occasions when I choose not to take my big camera with me.


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Posted: 5/2/2013 12:53:25 PM
I am still partial to my DSLR. I have yet to master getting quality pics from my iPhone, so until that happens, I stick with what I know!

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Posted: 5/2/2013 2:15:44 PM
I use my iPhone everyday.
I only use my Nikon for big things like my DS at track prelims


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Posted: 5/2/2013 9:10:48 PM
My point and shoot died Easter morning. So sad. My son knocked my DSLR off the counter accidentally and my mirrors (or internal workings) shifted leaving my pictures slightly off and I have to accommodate for it. So, I pull out my iPhone which takes pretty good pics. I also love that I can send to the Selphy to print.

I looked at that lens someone suggested and want one. Thank you for your review and info posted.


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Posted: 5/3/2013 12:32:05 AM
I have almost forgotten that I even have a camera since I use my iPhone all the time. But, I don't have an slr & my iPhone isn't very megapixels smaller than our camera...


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Posted: 5/3/2013 8:12:56 AM
I'm definitely using my iPhone more as a camera than to make phone calls! lol! The DSLR only come with me on very special occasions (weddings, Christmas, etc.). To be honest, it's most often used to photograph my scrapbooking projects.



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Posted: 5/3/2013 10:00:39 AM
I am exclusively SLR for events, parties, trips, etc, but - for project life- iPhone pics are just fine


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Posted: 5/3/2013 1:21:28 PM
My phone, which isn't that smart, doesn't take as nice of pictures as my GS-12, which I don't think is an SLR camera, but one of the best point-shoot cameras out there.

So I prefer the pix on the camera. It's just a matter of not always having the camera when picture opportunities arise. I have been really lazy about that, I would have to say I haven't always taken it to things where I knew there would be photo ops, because I just didn't feel like it. Then DH will insist we take pix with our phones.


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