Motorcycle Blogger: My Camera Equipment
Ostensibly, blogging is in large part about writing things down. But you can’t overlook the impact that photos have on supplementing those writings. Images fill in the gaps where words fall short. Maybe you’ve heard this whole 1,000 words thing?
While I don’t profess to be any sort of photography aficionado, some folks think the snapshots I post come out sort of okay. A couple readers have asked what I use for taking pictures. So with that, this is my fancy camera equipment.
iPhone 14 Pro Max
The majority of my photos simply come from my phone. I might give them a little tweak here and there with the native camera roll editing features. And sometimes if I am feeling crazy, I might run pictures through the Snapseed app nut that’s about it.
In general I find that the iPhone is pretty good at managing light and detail, at least for my limited purposes. Someone who knows their way around the finer art of photography might think I’m nuts. My pics are memories and not art. There seems to be a conceptual difference.
Phones are so convenient and really do a good job allowing you to snap and manage photos on the go. If you look around on social media it seems like everyone takes pretty good pictures.
Canon SX720 HS
Where the iPhone falls short is with zooming. That’s where my little point and shoot camera comes in. For the most part, it doesn’t get a whole lot of action. I bought it 7-8 years ago I think, mostly because I was riding in motorcycle rallies then and needed something with a memory card versus a phone.
The reasons I picked the specific camera were probably a balance between price, physical size, and zoom level.
Just for reference, my glasses give you an idea of how petite this little camera is. I wear it on a lanyard around my neck and tuck it in my jacket for ease of use. I have fumbled and broke several cameras over the last 15 years, so not having it tethered to me is a recipe for disaster.
Hope that helps the curious minds. What are you using for sharing your images on your socials and blog?