Real Cameras?

Bhavna | 18 June, 2020 | Day 258 | Hipstamatic 361 | Jane Lens and Uchitel 20 Film

A camera is a camera and a phone is a phone. It’s as simple as that. The fact that this is the year 2020 doesn’t change anything about that.

Why do I write this? Because I think that everybody who thinks that the phone is good enough to cover our special moments in life is wrong. Terribly wrong. ~ 666 – The Real Thing

Would the special moments that I have captured with my iPhone(s) over the years have more emotional meaning and impact if only I had a “real camera” at that moment?

Does J.K. Rowling wonder if her stories would have been even more impactful had she written them on a real typewriter instead of a computer keyboard? What if she had used a Montblanc fountain pen?

The quote from the blog post above is photographic snobbery.

Weekly summer lunch with their dad. | Wednesday 1 August, 2012 | iPhone 4 | ISO 80
Kiran meets the Ghostbusters at Maker Faire, Queens, New York | Saturday 20 September, 2014 | Apple iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
Family Vacation, OBX | Sunday 30 August 2015 | Apple iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
Kiran’s First First Chair Performance | Friday 22 January, 2016 | Apple iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
Shaan, Bhavna and Kiran at The Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve | Saturday 26 March, 2016 | Apple iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
At the Jalopy Car Show with Nathan and Dan | Saturday 20 May, 2017 | Apple iPhone 7 | iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8
Dan warning me not to move too much, right before I flipped the kayak into the lake | Saturday 20 May, 2017 | Apple iPhone 7 | iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8
Shaan’s move in day at Rutgers University | Tuesday 29 August, 2017 | Apple iPhone 7 | iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8
The moment the actors suddenly pulled Kiran onstage to be a part of their show. | Saturday 5 May, 2018 | Apple iPhone 7 | iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8
Raina and Maya | 27 December 2019 | Apple iPhone 11 Pro | iPhone 11 Pro back dual camera 6mm f/2 | ISO 400
That last time my brother-in-law and I rode the PATH train to work. Two days later, we were on COVID lockdown. | Tuesday 10 March, 2020 | Apple iPhone 11 Pro | iPhone 11 Pro back camera 6mm f/2 | ISO 400

Submitted for the 100DaysToOffload project.

2 comments

    1. Dan, Nathan and I were supposed to go camping, hiking, and watching the Jalopy races last spring. Then I had two eye surgeries, so we postponed to Spring 2020. Then COVID happened. ☹

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