… you completely forgot was a camera.
I was an early Apple iPad adopter, standing in line at the local storefront along with the fellowship. The iPad was, after all, exactly the device I had been waiting for.
Well, that first iPad is long gone, having been replaced by a corporate issue iPad 3 complete with 4G connectivity and a scale topping 64G of memory. It has become an ally, a diversion, a portal, a comfort, a vehicle, an inspirer and an absolute necessity. I take it with me nearly everywhere… and yes, it has become all those things.
But a photographic tool? No sir. I have downloaded, via the nifty camera connection kit, photos, manipulated them and uploaded from there… but never have I used it for capture. I always forget there’s a darn camera inside. Besides, who wants to hold it up like a dork and shoot images and videos with such a lanky and non-purpose built machine? Not me.
A few days ago, I was driving by an open field and saw these two stark trees set against a vociferous sky. Wish I had a camera, any camera, with me. Now that would look nice converted to black and white, I mused. And then it hit me. The iPad on the seat beside me has a camera.
Here is the result.
More on the iPad as photographic tool to follow…
AH HA! There you go! Great shot.
Every time I use my iPad for photos – it is a disaster. And then when I load photos on to Facebook they are usually upside-down. Guess I need to look at the instructions!!!
That’s weird. I haven’t had those problems…
Good luck sorting them out! I’ll be taking the iPad as my only computing device when I go to New Zealand, so I’ll be able to give you more informed impressions then.
Thanks Rey – I always look forward to your posts. They give me hope…
You have really surprised me with this one. I’m a long-time iPad user…as a photo lab, not as a camera. I will have to rethink it’s function. Excellent composition!
You don’t know how many times I’m going to/from work and I see something that I think, “that would make a great shot”, but my camera is not available – for those moments I will use my iPhone.
I now travel with the camera in the passenger seat, ready to to go (just in case…).
The biggest problem with the iPad is getting a decent shot while holding this awkward slab of electronics. I’d be interested to know exactly HOW you got this shot.