Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Do You Take A Camera With You Everywhere? | Twin Cities Photography

Life is unpredictable!

I leave the house without a camera as much as I leave it without my keys. Life happens around you and you never know when you will see something worth shooting, like a double rainbow, the plane flying into a sunset shot, or the instant rain downpour on your Summit Avenue walk. To me, choosing moments to capture are more random than planned.

My friends use to call me ‘paparazzi the radio’, which was a play off the fact that I took photos of everything and love music.

I don’t take my DSLR everywhere with me, lets face it, it's a hassle to lug around a purse (which by the way is already filled to the brim, come on, I'm a women) and a camera bag, but I do have my Canon point and shoot with me about 90% of the time. When I need to travel light, I have my Galaxy SII on me which takes relatively ok photos.

There was a poll last month (May 2013) on a website that I frequent asking readers if they took their camera with them everywhere they went.

Here are the results.

77% of the almost 20,000 people who responded take a camera with them everywhere, which does include a camera phone.

The same poll was given back in January 2009 and the changes were very subtle. (The results were from around 18,000 readers at that time). 

More and more people depend on their camera phones for everyday use than every before. This is not shocking to me because it seems everyone has an iPhone or Android compared to years ago and camera phones have improved drastically. Be honest, you see all the Instagram shots on Facebook just as much as I do! With the rise in camera phone use, the use of point and shoots have declined while DSLRs were slightly on the rise.

What about you? Do you take your camera (point and shoot, DSLR, whatever) with you all the time?

Regardless of the results, if you see me around the cities, just know that I may be taking a photo of an ice storm in April, my Cherry Berry dessert, the lonely guy at the airport, or your feet walking through a puddle.  

***Resource: http://digital-photography-school.com/77-of-dps-readers-take-a-camera-everywhere-poll-results#ixzz2WZn0JvNB

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