Everyone’s a Photographer

That’s right, everyone is a photographer–even you!

There’s a photography boom going on, everyone is a photographer and it’s all because of our smartphones. 

How’s this for a statistic from Business Insider, Caroline Cakebread1.2 trillion digital photos will be taken in 2017 — thanks to smartphones ⁠1

Why are we so prolific in taking photos from our phones. Well as most of us know, it doesn’t come down to one thing: 

Our smartphones are:

  • Connected to the Internet.
  • Connected to all our friends and family on social media.
  • Excellent quality and improving all the time. 
  • Small and mostly lightweight.

Although most of us know what smartphones can do, it doesn’t make them less amazing!

For me, the main reason so many photos are taken on smartphones comes down to the title of this book by Chase Jarvis:

“The best camera is the one that’s with you”.

It’s true, isn’t it?

Sure, I’ve got this big camera that will do all these cool things but because it’s so big and heavy I don’t carry it everywhere. I can’t tell you how many shots I would have missed of my children growing up and many other moments and occasions where the only camera I had was the one I had with me when I needed it, my smartphone.

So this article celebrates you and all the other photographers out there, new and experienced who are experiencing the joys of photography, no matter how or why.

Now you’re a photographer don’t limit your photos to sharing on social media or leave them sitting on your device. If you have photos you love, why not hang them on your walls as canvas prints? Let me know in the comments if you’d like to do that, I may be able to help.

  1. 1.2 trillion digital photos will be taken in 2017 — thanks to smartphones – Carolyne Cakebread


Ian Mackenzie

About the Author

Some days you may find me down the beach with tripod and camera, before the crack of dawn—on the warmer days 😊. On those days, in the blue and golden hours; the light can do magic things!

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