Our jetlag seems to be getting worse instead of better. Is that even possible? Yesterday I thought I was good to go, but today my mind has gone to mush. Please forgive me if I I’m not stringing clear sentences together.
I’ve started sifting through the more than 36 GB of photos I took over the course of the trip, and each photo takes me back. I’m hoping to start tomorrow by sharing with you some of my favorite things about Paris.
But today, I pulled together all of my Instagram photos from the trip to share. Before we left home, I knew that I wanted to take lots of pictures so I brought along our dslr and 3 lenses. What I did not realize was how much I would enjoy instagramming! Since I didn’t have data on my phone while we were there (we had it on our nexxus 7 instead-more on this later), I had to upload the photos sporadically whenever I was connected to wifi. I was amazed at how well some of the shots came out, and it was great to be able to capture a moment easily with my phone if I couldn’t get to my dslr in time. I found that by the end of the trip I was switching back and forth between my phone and the camera without even realizing it (and often times getting shots with both). I always carried my big camera, but I usually had my phone in my pocket.
It’s so fun to see all of these pictures together in one place. These were all shot with my iphone 4s:
Our friend Cole asked me how I decided when to take a shot with the phone vs the camera, and I had a hard time articulating my reasons. Sometimes I could just tell when a shot would capture a moment, and those were the ones I tried to snap with my phone for instagram. Sometimes it was just more convenient to grab a quick shot with my phone. The pictures I took on my camera were more with the goal of telling the bigger story and when I wanted to get more detailed photos. I was practicing shooting in manual (be afraid), so it will be interesting to see how the camera photos turned out!
Do you generally carry both your camera and your phone when you travel? If so, how do you decide when to use your camera vs your phone?