Decisions, decisions. As I worked the Westview semistate basketball game Saturday I was trying to accomplish a lot. First, I was trying to get good action and fan reaction photos for the paper, but before we go to press I need to feed the social media accounts. So photographers are left trying to decide when to use the "big boy" camera and when to grab for the iPhone.
It becomes a tricky juggling act, but you have to realize that each piece of gear has its limitations. The DSLR gets the job done, but has a lag time when it comes to sharing. The iPhone allows us to share an image immediately, but can't stop the action of a screaming student section.
As I edited my DSLR images I realized that I had shot very few images of the net cutting, but had used my iPhone instead. This worked as the players were fairly stationary and it allowed me share to eTruth_Photo and ElkhartTruth on Instagram.
So just like a carpenter needs to know which tool to grab out of the toolbox, so does a photographer.