I am finding that as I get older, lugging around all my photo gear is really quite tiring.
I hate the idea of being without my camera, and I have set aside some of the lenses to make the bag lighter.
Not only is the weight a problem, but the thought of somebody conking me over the head and running off with my gear has also been a worry.
Neither my husband's or my reflexes are what they used to be.
And the white hair does make us more a target.
With all the money I have invested in my gear, I really don't want it ripped off.
So, as an alternative, I find myself using the camera in my iPhone more and more.
And many of the photo agencies I contribute to will accept the images.
Very easy to upload from the phone while on wifi with the various apps that are synced with my accounts.
Way too cool. Way too quick.
And most of all, way safer for my camera and me.
There are many instances where only my dslr will do the job, but these phone cameras have really come a long way.
Now, I just need to find my glasses so I can see the photos on the phone screen!