Thursday, May 29, 2008

use it as a phone

In the last two weeks, I've been taking all kinds of pictures. There was prom, graduation ceremony, grad party, and time spent with relatives. These are all occasions where other people were taking their share of pictures, too.
And I started noticing a trend.

I was surprised to see how many people took pictures of these events - pretty important events in my opinion - with their cell phones!

I know the phone companies are putting better cameras in their phones but I don't think they compare with a hand held camera. Even most of the little point and shoot cameras take better pictures than a cell phone. Watching these people made me wonder all kinds of things; Do they have a camera? Did they just forget it [for such an important event]? How do they use the pictures they're taking? It's hard to believe that they would use such pictures in a photo album.

I have a pretty nice camera in my new phone but I wouldn't dream of using it for any of the events I mentioned above. I have used it, and plan to use it, on occasions where I don't have my camera with me. You know, those times when something happens and you quickly need to snap a picture. I think that was the intention of putting a camera in a phone.

So let me suggest something to anyone who is using their cell phone to take numerous pictures of special occasions...

Buy yourself a camera! You'll be glad you did.

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7 comments:

Just Mom said...

Thank goodness someone said this, because I was on the verge. Yes, people, buy a camera. You'll be glad you did.

Penless Thoughts said...

I know my 13 year old granddaughter uses her phone camera but most of the pictures she is taking are silly shots of herself and girlfriends. I don't have a cell phone so no temptation for me!!
Susan

carrie said...

I don't get it. I really don't. Such important events and camera phones. I think people are just getting cheap. They'll regret it later...

Barb said...

Seems like others agree with your view on camera phones! By chance, I bought my husband a cell phone today (his first!) and up-graded mine. Yes, it has a camera, but I won't attempt to take graduation or other important pictures with it.

You wrote of hitting the brick wall. I did that yesterday!!

VeRonda said...

Hilarious... I agree. One thing you can do is email the pictures from your phone, which is better, but it's not like the real thing. Hmmm, most things aren't, huh?

SharonB said...

So true....

Short Stop said...

YES! YES! YES! I couldn't agree more!