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Why My iPhone Is Bad For My Photography

I am almost never without my iPhone. When I get the urge to take a picture, I pull it out and snap. This is bad for my photography because I tend to get crappy photographs and they are very low resolution compared to my Nikons.

lettuce sprouts

lettuce germinating taken with my iPhone

Here’s a good example. I should have taken the one-minute walk back to the house to retrieve a real camera. I could even have put on the macro lens. Then, I would have had a chance of getting these dicots in all their beauty. And, since they are the first seedlings in my garden this year, they deserve a real photograph.
raised beds

These are my raised beds. Richard and the boys built them three years ago. We had a great year the first year and a so-so year the second. I am hoping for another good year. I am using good seeds and starting most of them inside. Last year, we had a big flash flood that washed out the middle bed and took the wind out of my sails.
rain barrell

So far, all the water I’ve used has come from my rain barrel. I expect my water needs will exceed this supply, eventually, but right now it’s nice to be using rainwater.

One caveat on the iPhone photography thing. It has saved my butt a few times when the real camera I had along didn’t work for some reason — usually a dead battery. I had to use it to get photographs of classmates at a recent funeral and the kids’ MathCounts team.

Sarah with blue bottle

in Wisconsin

Guest on Read, Write, Howl
My writer friend Robyn Hood Black did an interview with me that appeared on her blog. She pulled a few obscure facts out of me that tickled some of my other writer friends. This photograph is a clue.

The photograph below is another clue.

I am looking forward to seeing my writer friends this weekend in Atlanta at the SpringMingle’11, the spring conference of the Southern Breeze region of SCBWI.

girls at store

In Mississippi at the old store

4 Responses to Why My iPhone Is Bad For My Photography

  • Patty says:

    I always wonder about cell phone photos–now and in the future. I am so glad we have quality photos from my grandparent’s weddings among other things.

    Carry your camera. Good luck with your plants.

  • Dave says:

    Boy, you packed a log into one blog! Are you going to hibernate for a while now?
    Speaking of, did you read about the recent monitoring of hibernating black bears. Some crazy fun stuff.

  • Sarah says:

    Thanks, Patty and Dave. Didn’t see the stuff about the black bears. Will look for it.
    Sarah

  • Love those little girl pix! It was great seeing you this weekend at Springmingle, and I particularly enjoyed the fact that you seemed to draw impromptu crowds by just sharing the magic of GROWING PATTERNS with one or two folks… you and your books are like magnets. :0) And, yes, I completely appreciated the dress(es) you wore at the conference – even a subtle flower print, no less.

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