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I am tirelessly going through the images I took with my Canon over the weekend at Maker Faire. Lately, I’ve been shooting primarily on my iPhone in Hipstamatic, but I do try to take my main camera out for events like this.
Why don’t I shoot with the SLR as much anymore? For starters, schlepping a big camera and an extra lens or two is quite cumbersome and I really do like being as inconspicuous as possible. Also, I take a lot of time in post - editing down my selections & making sure that the image is exactly the way I want it to look. There’s a process. It takes time.
When I shoot on the iPhone in Hipstamatic, I give up that control & treat the process as if I’m back in the film days - the image is processed in camera & is a final right off the bat, just like when I’d wait for prints to be ready.
I must say, I do enjoy editing the photos I take with the SLR and am now seriously considering getting a more compact camera that allows me to do my manual settings and shoot in RAW to use as a friendly companion to my iPhone.
Here’s a shot taken with the Canon at the Maker Faire. I still have tons of images from the weekend to sort through and edit, but so far, I’m happy with the results.