How many images do you have on your phone? Right now, I have exactly 543. And that’s just since July 10th. I know because that’s the day I activated my new phone and started taking pictures. So far I have been really impressed with my new phone. I wanted to get a phone that was ready for 5G and, because I like to use my phone to stream TV shows and movies from streaming platforms like HBO Max, I also wanted a wireless service with unlimited data. I actually only made the decision about which phone to buy a few weeks ago.
I spent such a long time looking through different contracts until a friend of mine told me to try this website. I have used AT&T unlimited plans in the past and they have never let me down, so straight away I knew that I was going to get a good deal. To be honest, I have been really impressed with my phone service so far. The internet is very fast, and I have not encountered any issues when streaming so that can only be a good sign.
Anyway when I am not busy using my phone to watch TV, I use my phone camera for all kinds of things: visual references, a place to stockpile ideas for later, a snapshot of a recipe or the grocery list. I take quick photos as I’m scouting locations:
and I grab images of my kids playing around:
Sometimes I even shoot with intention, noticing something about the surroundings or the quality of light that struck me as beautiful:
But really- I’ve probably only shared 20 of them over the course of the last few months. Why is that? I guess I still don’t really take my phone seriously, even though intuitively I know the camera in my Google Pixel is top notch. I rarely treat the images with as much care and attention as I give the photos taken with my SLR, maybe here and there popping them into Snapseed to make a few edits. So, as an ode to all the mobile shooters out there, I finally took the plunge and plugged the cord into my computer. I imported the library of images into Lightroom for the first time ever. And wouldn’t you know it? There were quite a few gems that had been neglected, waiting patiently to be given some love and recognition. And now, I don’t know why I waited so long to do it.
No more neglected photos – Angie