Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Your Best Camera

Photography is a hobby that I would encourage everyone to pursue.  When the experience is over what do you have left but your photos and memories?  It has brought me so much pleasure to document our family's life together.  While attempting to learn as much as I can about photography I came across Chase Jarvis and really appreciated his approach to photography.

Chase Jarvis is a Seatle based commercial photograher.  He writes a great blog found here that I've been reading for a few years.  I think he has trademarked the phrase "Best Camera".  He wrote a book and started telling people that the best camera is the one you have with you.  I totally agreed and took those words to heart.  A few years ago, I would hesitate photographing something because I didn't feel prepared.  I didn't have my "good camera" or correct lens for what I wanted to capture.  So I decide to throw all that obsessing aside and just use what I have with me, which is my iphone camera.

Below are some of my favorites...

The Canyons - Park City, Utah

I think what I like most about all my iphone pics are the memories that are attached.  It was a blue bird day and you could clearly see all the beautiful trees and mountains.  We had a great day skiing and ended up going to the Sundance screening premiere of The September Issue that night.  It was one of the best days Danny and I spent together in Utah.

This is Avery in June of 2009 at the Opryland Hotel

We had taken a trip to Nashville, TN for Danny to attend a conference.  This was breakfast and Avery had gotten this hat the day before.  Who doesn't need a red cowboy hat and a latte!

January 2010 traveling North on I-75

This image was taken while riding in the passenger seat of my truck.  I looked in the side mirror and I loved how the sky was reflecting onto the rear window and into my mirror. I pulled out my phone and started snapping and this was the result.  I love it!  

These are just a few of my iphone pics that have strong memories attached and have great sentimental value.  If you are inspired by something, pull out your phone and start shooting.  I firmly believe that your best camera is the one you have with you. 

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