Naperville-based photographer Karthika Gupta shares with us why she loves her iPhone and some tips for how you can take better pictures with your own.
I remember being so excited about buying my first cell phone. It was soon after I started working at my first job about 15 years ago. I was traveling for work and on one trip, landed at New York way past midnight due to flight delays. I had no way to get ahold of my husband to tell him I was OK. Needless to say, the moment I got back to Chicago, we went and bought a cell phone. It was beautiful, black and HUGE. But it represented freedom!
Of course phones today are much more than devices you use for calls. They provide entertainment and shopping assistance. They can help you keep track of your finances, stay connected with social media and find a new address, too. But mostly importantly, phones have cameras! This recent image from a wedding I photographed says it all: Can you see the image within the image within the image?
Being a professional photographer, I love my DSLR and my professional lens that I use for my work. But for day-to-day life, I don’t want to lug 20 pounds of equipment around everywhere I go. Besides, sometimes I just don’t want the attention. And if your kids are anything like mine, the moment they see the camera, its “silly face” mode.