The fabulous guys over at PicHitme asked me some time ago to have a little chat and so we did, so have a look at some of what I spoke about and then head over to their fantastic site to find out some more great stories from a group of fantastic guys…
Describe your Kit.
My Kit varies from day to day due to my interests in life and of course my hobby and passion which is all things tech.When it comes to work I also use in house technology and test upcoming products and I’m involved in several projects outside work which one recently was featured on Irish Television. My Daily kit so to speak would consist of at least two phones if not three, a tablet, a laptop and a portable charger, be it wireless or a plug in.
What is your main camera?
My camera you ask, this is a good one. I have never used a standalone camera and never will because I have been always mobile orientated and have become custom to good phones with good cameras on board. This all started a long time ago with Nokia devices and to this day it’s the same – I have no need for a standalone camera and never will due to the constant improvements in mobile camera technology, they provide more than adequate results with less to carry around.
Below is a photo with my daughter in a place called Viewpoint in Dublin where you can see Dublin Bay.
Which smartphone do you use for quick photos and in what ways does it help you?
For me now I use the Lumia 930 or a HTC One M9. The Lumia range offers the best best experience with photography from mid-range upward, I did once have a 1020 which my father took a lend of and will not give it back but I’m happy with the 930 as it provides what I want, when I want, where I want.
What apps do you think every budding photographer needs on her/his smartphone?
Do we really need apps? Well yes and no, this varies per individual and their personal taste. I’m more of an au naturale guy and prefer to use the phone’s stock camera, I like things to be natural, so if one app I would recommend, it would be Lumia Camera 5, there is nothing else that interests me after this.
What is the next piece of Kit that you would like to have?
This is a good question to ask as I normally get what I want, well most of the time anyway. As mentioned, it will be mobile of course, so looking ahead it will be either a good mobile device or tablet with optimum abilities enhancing my life. After that I will be seeking a new laptop which I yet have to decide on, yet with upcoming events who knows what is around the corner… I typically stick to the current models and tend not to hang on to older technology, although I do collect and have the biggest collection of Nokia/Lumia devices in Ireland.
What do you see as the future of photography?
I think mobile will become the norm – not a standalone DSLR, but a device or something similar. The HTC Re would be an example – small, functional and does what it says on the tin. We are now more mobile than ever before and people want what’s portable and productive, these technologies are available now and they are growing at a fast pace and the consumer seems to like it..Like tablets – they are now fading away due to phablets and the same is happening to standalone cameras. People want an all in one device that can do more.
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