Photos & Phones

If you have checked out my other posts, you have noticed the hodgepodge of photography from a few different cameras. A lot of my older posts were taken with D's reallllyyy expensive and awesome Cannon (I have to check which one it exactly is). He welcomed me to use it however much Id like to when I am caring for Omi during the day. I love the photos this camera takes, but its not my camera, so I feel funny about using it all the time to post photos on this blog. The photos on the last post were taken by my dear friend Aiyana, she has a nice camera too, I think that one is a Nikon with a newer lens. I just want to be strait forward, right now, we don't have the extra income to shell out a bunch of money for an amazing camera. I would love that but we just cant do it right now. For a while that is what had stopped me from really pursing blogging, it was a total excuse. "I don't have a nice camera so I cant have a decent blog." I've decide to embrace it, and be thankful.

Most of the photos you will see on this blog will be taken from my Iphone, because that is what I have available to me. I think there is something a little sweet and cool about that, if I can build a nice blog that people can share and enjoy with photos from a device that a lot of people have access too it might encourage other people to start blogging, take part in building the online community. I love instagram for this reason exactly. For the most part it seems that most photos uploaded to instagram are from camera phone, and I have seen some pretty amazing Iphone photos. I have also learned a lot about photography in general from using my Iphone, especially lighting. My other issue with using the nicer cameras is that I have a toddler, (who has a bad history with technology and water) and I am a nanny to another toddler and now a new born, I don't have the time to be fiddling around with a huge and expensive camera that needs to be handled just as gently as new baby G. It is so much easier to just whip out my phone and snap a few photos of the babies, or what ever recipe I am working on, enjoy being in the moment instead of capturing it. So for now, thats what I am going to use, and I am totally ok with that. Maybe one day we can save up the money for an investment camera, but I can't see that happening anytime soon, especially since I am also saving up for a kitchen aid and a really nice set of pots and pans. So here are a few of my favorite photos taken from this weekend with my iphone, and processed through free apps like picasa, or instagram.

 A little Sate Street Cowl knitting with reclaimed yarn

My new baby La Crusette taurine, I got him on sale at Sur La Table for $20!

 Massive Bean

Poppyseed and Almond Corn Bread Muffins.

Coffee at Streets
Beans, you know I love beans. 

So what do you think? Do you ever feel the same way? Or did you invest in a nice camera and have no regrets? Id love to hear what you have to say about it. 

Thanks for reading, 


  1. iPhone photos are just fine! One of my biggest pet peeves is when bloggers apologize for their "crappy phone photos". I just want to say, if you hadn't told me the photos were from your phone, I wouldn't have noticed. And who cares anyway? It's your blog, your space....put whatever you want up there!

  2. Leyla, that's awesome hah, I love your view on this. Cool to be encouraged :)