I don’t really care much about technology – at least not for its own sake.
But, I am interested in how technology can change the way we do things.
I don’t often carry a camera around with me. I set aside time for photography and outside that I rarely take a picture. If I see something beautiful, I just admire it and move on.
But I must admit, it can be fun to keep a small camera handy, and lately doing so seems to be getting easier.
My old smartphone had a 5MP camera built in, which meant I didn’t have to carry a lot of gear, or even both a phone and a camera, to take a photograph.
But how did that change my behaviour?
Firstly, I tend to photograph more when I have quick access to a camera. Not necessarily a good thing as I also tend to be less careful. But it can yield some neat results.
Secondly, I tend to photograph things with a small camera that I might not were I using my Canon Rebel.
I’m a different kind of photographer when using a small point and shoot.
What I find even more interesting is how the current technology allows me take a picture, process it and post it online in a matter of minutes using a single device.
The images in this post were taken with my Torch, cropped and processed using a filter app called Instaphoto, and originally posted to Facebook, and most of this was done while I was on a 165KM, 2 Day bike ride (no room for my Rebel).
It’s interesting to speculate on where the technology is headed.
Will we soon have Photoshop level capabilities built right into a DSLR?
Would we ever really want that?