The crazy explosion of social media, coupled with rapidly advancing technology, has made it so anyone can capture quality content on a mobile device and easily share it with the world. As a self-proclaimed video/photo nerd, I'm constantly battling the sea-saw question of, "Do I bring all my bulky gear to this adventure, or do I simply bring my iPhone?" On one hand, I can get super slow motion shots with the Sony FS-700 (about a $7,000 pro-sumer video camera) and get a cool shallow depth-of-field with its interchangeable lenses. On the other hand, it only fits in a heavy backpack that isn't exactly fun to hike around with. The iPhone 5C that Verizon gave me for free surely doesn't boast the best camera of the newer smartphones, but non-the-less, it takes some solid photos and videos.
The great thing about capturing media with your phone is that its pretty much always with you and the chances of being ready when something cool happens is far greater. There are a lot of shots I wish I would have gotten with a 5D Mark III instead of an iPhone, but getting an ok shot of something rare is way better than no shot at all. Here's what I mean: The top shot of Denver was taken with a long exposure on a Canon 5D Mark III. I couldn't have taken that shot with my iPhone, but I had time to setup and get the shot I was after. The other photos and the video of the fox and snake were taken on the golf course, with no time to pull out anything but the iPhone. Quality isn't as good, but I was able to capture the moment when the snake almost struck the fox.
Whatever your means, keep taking pictures and short videos with your phone and posting them online for your friends to see; I'm pretty sure that's how 90% of people spend 75% of their time these days. (Clearly not a fact)
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