The other day I had some free time in between running errands. I wanted to shoot. But as I was at work, I didn’t have a camera.
However, I know I had the iPhone.
But why didn’t I want to use the iPhone?
So I questioned myself: Do I actually like the medium or do I actually like to do photography?
If I like to do photography, why do I mind using the iPhone?
If there’s no such thing as film camera, will I still want to take picture?
Is it because deep down in my heart, I despise iPhone as it is seemed as less serious?
Maybe I care very much about the sharpness instead of composition.
Am I still a slave to the branding?
Leica versus iPhone.
Nikon versus Fujifilm.
Rolleiflex versus Hasselblad.
I think so.
In the end, I sat blankly waiting for time to pass instead of using iPhone to shoot.
It’s funny how the real professional photographers used phones to shoot during their off-day and we the hobbyists dwell so deep into gears.
Nothing wrong but why do I feel so bad?
The only conclusion I can draw right now is that I like the medium more than I like the process of making pictures.
This is something for you to ponder too.