I finally caved and switched to an iPhone, after four years of being a die-hard Android user. I wanted a change of pace, a different user experience, and honestly, a better camera. So the iPhone 5S felt like the natural choice to make, given the options I have on Verizon.
I think I’ll use Instagram due to its social features — my sister (who lives thousands of miles away) uses it heavily, so this will be a good way for us to stay in touch — but not so much for its filters. I’m not morally opposed to them, but I think they’re overused, so I’m going to use them minimally and only to achieve specific looks/feels I couldn’t attain otherwise. (Primarily, things I would’ve adjusted on a computer so that the photo better resembles what I saw with my eyes.)
I may cross-post my iPhone photos to Flickr, but I still have a backlog of film photos that I’ve already put on Lomography but also need to put onto Flickr. Does anyone even really use Flickr anymore? I feel sad that the site feels less active than it did a few years ago, but I do like having a single site to point to whenever sharing my photos online.
For now, it’ll be fun to experiment with a new camera, especially since I’ll have it on-hand all the time. The ease of uploading makes it far more convenient than film development or even a dedicated digital camera. No messing with CDs, cables, scanners, or memory cards. Just the photo, Tumblr, and me.
…sorry for the longwinded post. Now, back to my semi-regular postings of photos.