I Feel A Little Naked

Off in NYC on a business trip, and decided to travel without a DSLR as test.
In one of the most visually stimulating cities in the world, the tools have been limited to 2: An iPhone and a Point and Shoot,
I know, I know…it’s not like I’m totally stripped. The point and shoot is a Panasonic LX2.
But this week will force me to learn each camera till I can get the best out of both.

There is an old expression “the best camera is the one in your hands”

Walking around in the humid streets of Manhattan seems to have heightened the lush urban scenery. Although trying to carry no bags or backpack, with just a cell phone in the pocket. Gulp.
[photopress:iphonepIZZA.jpg,full,centered]That’s the iPhone
Well, some of the things I’m seeing, have to be photographed (in my mind) even with the iPhone and some scenes have caused me to go back to reshoot with the point and shoot. Yep, that’s the step up in his case.
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[photopress:reddoor3.jpg,full,centered] Which camera do you think was used for these 2 shots?

Here’s the question for you though: What are you using? As someone who likes to have a camera in his or her hands, what cell phone are you using? How many shots do you take with it? Will you share some of your shots done without, what you may consider, optimum gear? I’ll show you mine, if you show us yours.

Is it more happy snaps? Sketches? Or truly, valid, finished photos (before some post production)?

We’ll start a separate GALLERY in the Enthusiast section if we get enough response.

It’s a good experiment for any of us to” strip down “, use simplified gear and get the most out of it.

But I’ll be happy to get back to the full tilt set up.

It won’t feel so drafty.

NB: Take a look at the Oct. issue of Popular Photography (hard copy) There is a decent guide for what to look for in a camera phone.

Later this week, we’ll be getting hands on some brand new products fro the holiday season.
Speaking of point and shoots, the Nikon P6000 with BUILT IN GPS.

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