I wish I would’ve brought my camera along, now I’m stuck with this crappy cell phone shot!
This is often proclaimed by the photographer with more capable gear that’s been left at home. I know how you feel. There have been plenty of instances where I’d wish I had my DSLR or film camera with me:
- When I see a perfect sunset
- When I spot a cool car
- When I’m in low light
- When the subject is far away
- When I want to take a portrait of someone on film (Because it’s cool and the colors look good)
The situations I’m describing aren’t even that bad though. And I’ve learned to not spend a moment in regret. Because, here’s the thing, the phone is a camera too. Quite a capable one. The best if you ask me.
Instead of spending a moment in regret and maybe not taking a photo, I take a moment to be grateful.
- Grateful for being alive
- Grateful for being able to see and move
- Grateful for the challenge of creating an awesome photo with my current constraints/limitations
Even if I didn’t have my phone with me, I embrace the opportunity to improve my Vision. I take the shot with my mind.
Maybe it won’t last as long.
Maybe it will.
The last thing I want is sight without the ability to see. Vision, it’s more than sight.
What do you do when you don’t have your camera with you?