Over the years, I have spent tons of time and money on my DSLRs/Mirrorless camera systems. Sometimes it’s just nice to not have to lug my whole system around on vacation. While I would never use my iPhone in a session with a client, it makes the perfect travel camera for some light travel. I’d say I bring my Sony a7iii on 95% of the trips I take. But in some situations, like kayaking, there is no way I am risking my camera’s life.

Japanese Tea Garden (San Antonio, TX) and Lady Bird Lake (Austin, TX)

When my husband and I took a trip to Portland, OR we took quite a few scenic drives. On one particular day, I didn’t think we’d be getting out of the car so I decided to leave my camera in the hotel room. We ended up finding a hidden hiking trail that lead out to the beach and decided we wanted to watch the sunset. As we were walking towards the beach I was hitting myself in the head for not bringing my camera. This place was beautiful and the thousands of pictures I was snapping with my phone were draining my battery.

All in all, I was very happy with how my iPhone 11 Pro captured these images. I think the colors are so vibrant and I am in love with the silhouettes. My biggest complaint with iPhone images are the sun flares. I can tell that it was taken on iPhone by just looking at the sun and seeing the line that sticks out of the side of the sun. Now every time we leave the house for something remotely photogenic, my husband makes sure to remind me to grab my camera so I’m not missing opportunities.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my a7iii, but the camera doesn’t make the image, the photographer does. It takes skill and talent to be a photographer. A great photographer should be able to reflect their skill using any camera in their arsenal.