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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Why You Should Get A Real Camera


Above, a photo of the space shuttle Endeavour taken with my Canon camera with existing light. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

...Or This
Above, a photo of the space shuttle Endeavour with my old Samsung cell phone camera. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Cellphone and smartphone cameras come in handy at times, but they really don't take the place or a
real, honest-to-goodness camera.

For the best photographs of family and other events, vacations or if you happen upon a traffic accident where photographs of the scene will come in handy for accident insurance investigators and attorneys (most will even pay you for your photos), get yourself a real camera.

According to an article at Bloomberg.com:
The best camera is the one you have with you, as the old chestnut goes. 
And if you're anything like me, just the thought of leaving your home (or even the room you're sitting in) without your trusted glass rectangle is enough to cause hyperventilation—and by that, I mean your phone, which doubles as most people's camera these days. Since 2013, Apple has touted that more photos are taken with the iPhone each day than any other camera. But no matter how much you love add-on semi-pro apps like VSCO Cam and Litely, your very capable smartphone camera does have its limitations. 
Cameras—actual cameras—are better, more stylish, and cheaper than ever. It might feel like a relic of the past, but here are five reasons why you need to get a real camera, right now. Just in time for the holiday weekend.

They will even tell you what cameras you should consider buying.

As you can see from the two photos above, cell phone cameras have their limitations and why having a real camera will allow you to take photographs that will be impressive. I took the cell phone photo of the space shuttle Endeavour to send to my roomie to let her know that I arrived in Inglewood, where the shuttle was being towed through the streets.

I would never even consider going to Japan (or anywhere else while on vacation) without a real camera.

To read Bloomberg's five reasons why you need to get yourself a real camera, go here.

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