Unfortunately, it’s also kind of large and clunky and delicate, which means it requires its own bag when we go out somewhere and it’s not always practical for me to carry around a diaper bag and a camera bag while chasing after two children.
It’s because of this that I find myself resorting to my smartphone for snapping quick shots of the children in our day to day. Pulling out my iPhone, which I keep in my pocket at all times, is just faster than grabbing the DSLR and finding the right settings and framing up my shot. And let’s face it, when photographing children, speed is key.
That’s not to say traditional cameras aren’t all things awesome, because they are. I love mine, but I think I love my smartphone camera, with all the photo apps that come with it, just as much.
It turns out I’m not the only one. I asked a few blogging friends from here at Kid Scoop and around the web to share their favorite smartphone camera captured memory and here is what they sent me:
A fair to remember 1 of 9I took this photo of my son at the end of a day spent at a fall fest. We were picking out pumpkins to take home. He is always so stoic in photographs.
Getting silly with it 2 of 9"This one is my favorite of my kid taken with a smartphone WITH a smartphone. Very meta, no?"
Clowning around 3 of 9Angie loves this picture she snapped of her girls goofing off at Disney World.
Ring! Ring! 4 of 9"My daughter 'Raru' talking on her 'foot phones'. I love the way the light hits her - and that I was able to quickly capture her being weird."
Shadow puppets 5 of 9Lori captured this shot of her son's shadow while he played with an action figure.
A walk on the beach 6 of 9"I love this photo because it seems so peaceful...and the two of them are rarely that way when they're together."
The cutest thief 7 of 9Nichole's daughter loves to steal her sunglasses.
What a beauty 8 of 9"I love this picture. My daughter was laying on the floor and just exhausted herself crying after a temper tantrum. "
A birthday moment 9 of 9Heather used her iPhone to snag this shot of her nephew blowing out his fifth birthday candles.