Terrifying and exhilarating changes in the Photography World as better mobile phone cameras, Instagram and Snapchat are killing the compact camera niche.
Personally, I never jumped into these services as I like to be in control over my photos from a technical perspective – i.e. I want to tweak them the way I want, and not mangle them or make them go away after they have been seen. I like the idea of being able to revisit my shots, years from now.
I do take a lot of snapshots using the mobile camera apps, and I totally adore the automatic upload to Google Photos, but I also really enjoy using a compact or DSLR to shoot, and I upload those to the same service – resharing them on G+ or FB as I desire.
I am currently going against the trend, having ordered a Nikon P900 for walkabout photography. Mobile phones just don’t do macro or super zoom well enough.
I do agree with Tony Northrup on camera software and connectivity though. They have to stop dragging their feet and catch up with mobile photography on the software side.
What are your favorite tools and services for taking pictures?