Recently I came across an article in which was stated that on average, smartphones are being checked 150 times a day. I think that is a very plausible estimate. FOMO and the use of your smartphones for your work or study makes that you grab your device many times in an unconsciousness way. I took this picture of my daughter while I sat across her at the dinner table. My camera happened to lay beside me on one of the chairs. Just in front of her you see the mug she gave me for my birthday 🙂
I recently purchased the Nokia Lumia 1020 phone. As an Apple ‘fanatic’ I’d never thought I would switch from the iPhone to a Windows device, but the steep price of the iPhone 6 and the excellent 41 MP camera of the Nokia made me do it. I never really cared about the amount of mega pixels and have always been focusing on quality of glass (hence the love for my Leica M8, which has only 10MP), but I have to say that having so much real estate with the picture resolution, it means that you have an awful lot of room to play with in terms of composition. This picture of one of our cats chilling on the lap of our my daughter, edited within the awesome Oggl app of Hipstamatic, is about one tenth of the original picture and still shows quite a lot of detail. That’s the beauty of photography; although I tend to state that is all about the photographer and not the equipment, new equipment opens new opportunities for creativity.