What Camera do you Use to 'Share the Moment'?

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We all have times when we want to just pull out  a camera, point and shoot—and share on the web. Maybe it will be the 4th generation iPod touch. Or is it just your smartphone? There is something just so convenient about taking out a camera like the Samsung ST80 and being able to upload straight to Facebook. Polaroid allowed us to instantly share our memories years ago—what do you use now?


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My point and shoot is my HTC Desire. Has a 5mp camera in it that does ok. Good enough for when I'm not carrying my real camera.

 iPhone 4 - great quality video and pictures for "in the moment" shots when I don't have my 5DMII handy.

 I use a Blackberry Curve for those mobile shots where I just want to share a moment.  If I could broadcast from the DSLR I surely would but the BB takes an adequate photo to get my point across.

I use my old Canon PowerShot A75 it's only 3mp but it does the job when I don't have one of my DSLR's with me.

I use the iPhone4 and the images are outstanding right out of the camera. A bit retouch right on the device and they come out even better...

These are some great shots! Amazing what you can do on your phone these days. Thank you all for sharing.

Jason Naparstek

B&H Photo-Video-Pro Audio

A Pishvaei wrote:

I use the iPhone4 and the images are outstanding right out of the camera. A bit retouch right on the device and they come out even better...

I usually have a Polaroid with me.This way I can give the subject of the photo a picture right away. An SX-70 fits nicely into my bag, sometimes I'll have a Model 250 with me.

I use my blackberry for 'in the moment' pictures. Instantly upload to Facebook and share with my friends/family. 3.2 mp camera works beautifully.

Gerry

Founder, Lawyers Video Studio

http://lawyersvideostudio.com

Canon S95 - if I'm not lugging around my DSLR. A Polaroid (Yes, I still use them) when scouting locations.  

I love the idea of always having a serviceable camera with me... I've used both the iPhone 3G & 4 and the app called "ShakeItPhoto", which emulates the look of the Polaroid SX-70 even making the 'noise' of the print ejecting from the camera... Here's a sample gallery of what can be done with it:  <http://gallery.me.com/elkon#100737>

I also have an iPhone 3GS, looking forward to upgrading to the iPhone 4, but in the meantime - love the camera apps for the 3GS and don't mind the grainy low-res quality as I prefer that over a digital look anyhow.

Here are a couple of my favorites I've taken with my iPhone.

Self Portrait

Riley in Wonderland

Night Blossoms

Sara-

As always, these are beautiful images.

Which app did you use? Do you have a favorite?

Jason Naparstek

B&H Photo-Video-Pro Audio

Sara Louise Petty wrote:

I also have an iPhone 3GS, looking forward to upgrading to the iPhone 4, but in the meantime - love the camera apps for the 3GS and don't mind the grainy low-res quality as I prefer that over a digital look anyhow.

Here are a couple of my favorites I've taken with my iPhone.

Self Portrait

Riley in Wonderland

Night Blossoms

I usually carry a little point and shoot with me, but ever since I got an iPod Touch 4th Gen, I usually just use that. (Even though the resolution sucks!)

I have a Canon PowerShot G11 in a belt pouch and it goes everywhere I do. I can share photos via the swivel LCD or flick out the SD card and use my laptop to view them in Lightroom 3.2 or ACDSee Pro 3. I can also copy, email, print or upload photos to the Interwebs.

Hi Jason,

Thank you!

I used Hipstamatic for the last two images, composites made in Photoshop. The 'self portrait' was using Camera Bag I believe. 

I don't really have a favorite app. I just use what I'm 'into' at the time. I went through a stage of Shake It, a stage of Camera Bag, Lo-Mob, Swankolab and Hipstamatic. Hipstamatic became such a trend that I tired of it, and have returned to the simpler apps like Film Lab, where I can just use the same film that I like to shoot my 'real' photography with! It doesn't look near as good as real film, but it's fun for snapshots just uploaded to Facebook for family and friends to view. I don't usually print any of these high-fi mock low-fi shots so I'm not sure how they look printed. Probably fine at smaller sizes.

 I carry a Sony WX-1 in my pocket.  It is so small it does not even create a bulge.  I can shoot about 1600 photos with an 8 gig high speed card.  It has an equivalent 24 mm wide angle lens and can also shoot panoramas which I love.  

Panasonic GF-1 & 20mm f/1.7 or iPhone 4. Panny goes where ever I go (with couple of additional lenses) but sometimes I just grab my iPhone and do with it instead. Very rarely, though.

 I also have a Panasonic GF-1, with the same pancake lens. Do like it, but not in love with it. I still prefer my Nikon DSLR if I shoot digital. Mungozan, what is your favorite feature of the GF-1? The video quality is really nice in my opinion.

I use a Nikon L18 compact digital for all my pictures would some day like to upgrade to an SLR, but my L18 is good for me just starting out in photography.

I don't use imaging software as of yet but hopefully one day when i get the money.

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My iPhone 4 - high (enough) quality for emailing and the web, and a lot less hassle than pulling out the DSLR, importing the image into Photoshop Elements and making a "Save for Web" copy. 

I love using my iPhone 4. The thing is amazing. I can take pictures that are SO crisp! and then...I edit them right on my phone with all the great apps that are out there, and end up with a final product  (within minutes) that everyone ends up loving! It's always with me so I'm never without my phone. It's funny, I've started calling it my camera instead of my phone. I blog about all my iPhone pictures and all the great photo apps out there.