By Kayla Naylor, Photograher
Ten years ago on Christmas morning I screamed as I opened my first digital camera. I was the proud owner of a Minolta DiMAGE F100, with 4 megapixels and a 1-inch LCD reviewing screen.
Having this camera meant I no longer had to wait for my parents to drive me to the store, drop off the film and wait for it to be processed. Now, I could simply plug in, upload and view.
This camera opened up a whole new world of creativity. I would do everything from setting up a photo shoot to documenting a family member’s birthday. I simply loved the way a camera could capture a brief moment in time, and now having the instant gratification of digital was even better.
People have always been able to count on me for remembering to have a camera at crucial moments. As of a week ago, I no longer have to worry about whether I grabbed my camera on my way out the door. My new iPhone 4 has a 5 megapixel camera built in. I was shocked to hear my new cell phone would have a camera with more megapixels than my first digital camera.
This means I can now take a decent picture and within seconds post it online for the world to see. People can view and comment on something captured only minutes before.
Being able to add a little visual candy to your blog or Twitter could really help enhance your public relations.
People generally gravitate toward pictures before text. With a picture you have the opportunity to grab someone’s attention and help them remember who you are.
With this comes great responsibility.
Going out and taking millions of pictures is great thing. However, flooding the market is not a good idea. Quality over quantity. A person is more likely going remember one nice picture than 10 average pictures.
So have your camera—or in this case your cell phone—to snag a picture the next time the moment is right.