Technology these days...

I always find it amazing how quickly technology advances and makes things that seem very intimidating become simple and accessible to a wide variety of people. I use to hear the phrase "the best camera is the one you have with you" from many photographers when I first started taking photography more seriously, and i've always thought “what a cheesy phrase”, only now am I really learning how wrong I was. I realize the majority of photos I take are on my phone, and because its there with me all the time it makes it easy to quickly snap something, edit it and share with friends and family.

I love my DSLR, but I never take it out with me when I go for a relaxing walk or if I am out with friends for food and drinks, because its heavy, clunky and immediately intimidates people when I take it out, change lenses, set exposure and snap. Because people have this perception that pictures taken on a phone are "crap" they tend to not care as much. Some of the best pictures i've taken for my personal work have been on my phone because they have always happened when I was in the middle of doing something and suddenly had to react or took a moment to look at something which I encountered. 

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What amazes me is really when you put these little devices in incredible light, they can really perform and deliver incredible images but like the last son of Krypton they have a devastating weakness and that is really in the size of the sensor. When this sensor is in not so amazing light, you start to see the image break down and the digital noise takes over, now you can say even the best sensor will struggle in bad lighting (and you would also be right) but I’ve found the larger the sensor the more graceful it is at handling those though lighting situations.