Today the Scrapbook Update staff is having a blog hop all about crafting with our phones…which means I get to talk about one of my favorite topics: my iPhone.
My life is pretty much on my phone. It is my constant companion from dusk till dawn (and in between, too). One of the best things about that is that it means that I always have a camera with me. As a scrapbooker, I constantly see pictures around me – but I am terrible at remembering to haul my camera with me, and sometimes I just don’t want the hassle. My iPhone fills in that gap nicely as long as I am not tied to having pixel perfect photos of an event.
Here’s a look at some of the photos that I wouldn’t have if it weren’t for my iPhone:
I don’t use a lot of fancy photo tools on my iPhone. Mostly I use the built-in camera app, and occasionally when I really want to play with landscape and architecture photos I will use an app called “Pro HDR”.
With the announcement of the iPhone 4S today, which has an 8MP camera with a f2.4 aperture and a faster shutter response and face detection (among other features), the iPhone will only continue to become a more important tool in my photography toolbox.
But my iPhone does more than serve as my camera…it also serves as my virtual crop. I’ve talked often on the Roundtable about how I never leave home to crop – but that doesn’t mean that I don’t crop with my friends! With my iPhone, I can snap a photo of a project in progress and share it with a scrapbooking friend to chat about even if they aren’t sitting at my kitchen table next to me.
This was my snap of my recent layout Second Grade Changes while it was in progress. Digital scrapping isn’t exempt from this sharing either…I can just snap a shot of my screen!
My iPhone is also great as a reference tool for keeping track of my wish lists and what dies and stamps that I have via the application Evernote. It lets me keep virtual sticky notes that have lists of what color inks I need to buy, or what dies I already have – and since the application is always accessible on my phone, I’m never caught without my lists! (I love lists!)
So, that is how I use my phone to help with my scrapbooking (and everything else in my life!)