Is using your smartphone to take photos on your trip really a good idea? Is it as good as using a simple point-and-shoot or a DSLR? Cameras built into modern smartphones are better than some point-and-shoots that I’ve used in the past. Additionally, carrying around your cell is a lot easier than taking a camera, even a small, compact one around with you. Now, as much as the quality of images on smartphones has improved with each year, they are still no match for that of a DSLR camera.
Though I am an avid photographer, I don’t always want to carry around my “big” camera with me. Of course, that all depends upon where I’m going. If I were to go on another cruise through the Mediterranean, visiting such beautiful places as Italy, Greece and Egypt, I would certainly want my DSLR! It isn’t every day that I can visit these places (it can be a bit pricey, you know). Disney World, though, is a different matter.
In January of 2015, my husband and I honeymooned in Florida, staying at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter resort. I still wanted to document our trip but did not wish to carry a bag around with me, so I definitely did not want to take my big camera, especially on all of the rides. I could have brought my point-and-shoot, even though it was still a little bulky, yet I realized that the megapixels on my Moto X was a lot better. The camera was old, but my phone had a 10MP camera (which is quite impressive to me for a phone), as well as 1080 p HD video. I always have my phone on me so problem solved!
I was very impressed with the quality of photos that my smartphone took. See for yourself below!
A street in the Port Orleans French Quarter.
Over in Universal Islands of Adventure…I get hit with such nostalgia every time I see the great Jurassic Park gates!
AH! The Tyrannosaurus is loose!
A glimpse of Hogwarts!
Think it saw me…?
Steps in Diagon Alley.
Poseidon’s temple in Universal.
“Have I gone mad?”
“I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
I absolutely love this image of Prince Eric’s castle. And again, straight from my smartphone with just slight edits!
“Try the grey stuff, it’s delicious!” If you ever get the chance to eat at the Be Our Guest restaurant in Magic Kingdom, definitely do it! The food and the atmosphere are phenomenal.
Mexican pavilion at Epcot.
The Moroccan bazaar.
The magnificent tree in Animal Kingdom. It’s amazing to see in person.
As you can see, taking photographs on your trip is easily done with a smartphone! I would also like to point out that clarity doesn’t always make for a fantastic image- it’s all about the composition and the feelings you get when looking at a photo that really make it great.