The old saying is that the best camera you have is the one you have with you. Here is an example in point.
During mass on New Years Eve Kellie was not being bad, just demonstrating she had more energy than the two parents sitting with her in the pew. She also had more curiosity in everything around her than the next fifteen people you could find in the adjacent pews. So of course I had to take her out to the narthex for most of mass. While we were there, she of course found the nativity scene fascinating. Not having time to get good angles, or my good camera sitting in the pew…I grabbed my iPhone and snapped two frames. Then like a hawk I switched into protect the church property mode, and became the hover parent. Meanwhile one of the deacons from the parish sat behind me, laughing with his whole family. He just looked up and said, I’ve been there three times myself!
So I would not have an image to share with you of her sweet doting on the nativity set without the small little camera I had with me. If you want an image you have to have something to capture it. You have to know the tools you have with you as well…so it should behoove me to learn a little more about the darn thing as well. I guess I should give it some of the attention I normally reserve for my “good” cameras! It just might pay off when I capture the moment I would otherwise lose to unrecorded history.
P.S. iPhone in Program mode using the standard camera program. Post processed in Perfect Picture Suite 8 and Nik Define to reduce some noise.