This last year I found myself on the road a lot. I use some social media like facebook to keep up with friends and interests. Don’t share a lot of images or post my location because it leads to more targeted ads. I also find it had to take my camera on the road with me. I already have to take 2 laptops so to pack in a DSLR in my carry on gets to be a bit much.
Still I want to take images on the road. I decided to make some social media changes. I changed my Facebook account to only my hobby interest. I removed most of my personal information. Deleted posts that were not related to my hobbies. Moved most of my professional contacts to Linkedin. Then I decided to use Instagram for my photos. Since the images I get are mostly from my iPhone I thought this was a good compromise. Plus it is an outlet designed for that purpose.
Now I take my iPhone photos and edit them in the instagram app. It actually does an OK job. I use it mainly for snapshots to document where I’ve been or for goofy images. I do try to post on a regular basis and I also use the instal reel app on my MAC. I don’t use it for anything other than travel snaps while I am on the road for work. If I’m working on a photo project of course I use my DSLR and Photoshop.
The biggest disadvantage of my iPhone is the limitations of the lens.
The overall camera is actually decent for a phone. To give myself a few more options I got the olloclip. It’s a snap-on lens device that gives me 4 options. Wide angle, fish-eye and 2 Macro lenses in one small package. I can easily place this in my backpack and when I have time outside of work to site see I grab it and go. It has a lanyard that the unit just snaps on and off of. It really is a nice add-on if a camera phone is your only option.
This little system will never take the place of my DSLR but it will give me some options when it comes to sharing my travel with my friends and family and instagram followers. There are times I really wish I had my DSLR but when it is just not possible I have my olloclip and iPhone. The images here are some of my instagram photos. Taken with my iPhone 6s plus. I haven’t had the account long but I hope to keep adding images from my travels. Thanks for the read, follow me on instagram @PD_Images