But I have fallen in love.....sort of.....
I have been "friends" with my iPhone camera for a while and quite surprised with the quality of the shots I can get. And as my famous photographer cousin Caileen reminded me - its the camera that you have with you that gets the best shot....indeed.
My bloggy friend , fellow soccer Mom and avid photographer Janice got this nifty ollo clip lens for her iPhone which I now covet and have on my "must get one day" list.
I have also been "friends" with Instagram for a while with its quirky filters that make some of my perfectly average shots look artsy and interesting. With one click.
But for a long time I was underusing Instagram.......and not using it well.
Of course my15 year old schooled me in the proper use of Instagram and I can now # with the best of "them" and I have followers.
I love the macro world of Instagram and the filters/borders/effects and the way to connect with people across the world one small photo at a time.
On anything that catches my fancy.
My phone is almost always in my pocket.
And as with most good things.....there is a dark side and some of the #'s out there are....shall we say....unsavory and inappropriate and although the people behind Instagram seem to try and deal with questionable content quite quickly....one cannot un-see things.....so be cautious when you click!
Did you know you could send a "postagram" of your instagram? I have never sent one but I got my first one in the mail today and I was so delighted with it - it's a wonderful memory, and a cleverly designed product I would happily pay a dollar plus postage to send.
So yes....in this blog post I extolled the virtues or not of the "big daddy" cameras but, as was rightly pointed out, the phone cameras both i and android are excellent and Instagram is so much fun!
Oh and a shout out to Pic Stitch which also makes phone photos lots of fun by creating collages!