I stopped using my snapshot camera a year ago, a bit after I started using a smart phone. Up to that time I always carried one with me, it was usually a canon powershot.
These days I carry with me my phone/snapshot cam/music library/phonebook/portfolio/…. well, you get the idea.
The smart phone images are about as good as any snapshot camera, less the zoom capabilities.
I never use the phone’s digital zoom, I prefer to crop an image after taking it, that’s if I really need to. In order to satisfy my kink for constantly framing the world around me, the smart phone is a great solution.
The huge variety of cool apps out there is a bit confusing at first but I narrowed it down to two apps that I find are fun and helpful. The one I can’t do without is Thamba photo editor, it’s a feature rich “Photoshop” substitute, the other is LoMob which allows me to mimic different film styles. Here’s a couple of recent shots.
I shot the first one at my doorstep this resilient little thing was growing from the concrete two feet front of my door. I consider it lucky even though it has only three leaves. I shot he fire hydrant a couple of blocks from my house.