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Monday, April 13, 2009

  Monday Morning Mirth  

State St Billboard shot with phone cam

One of the last frontiers of my photo-ness is my phone! I admit I’m way behind the curve here because I always forget that I carry with me a little friend that can do a whole lot more than let me chat up my buds. Surfing around this weekend finding out how to use mine, I found all sorts of cool phone-ish suggestions…

Favorite Ways to Use a Digital Camera…

1. As a Mirror: Stuck without a glass before that big meeting? Shoot yourself and inspect. Ah, vanity, what is thy name?

2. Placeholder: If you’re like me, any parking lot with more than 5 spaces needs a big red flag to lead me back to where I left my car.

3. Traffic Cop: This one is from my boss, who when I returned to the shop after a minor fender bender (other party drove into me), asked why I didn’t shoot a few evidence pictures for the record? (Also, good for shots of people who park too close to you.)

2. Mini-Fax Machine: Send your business card to anybody anywhere anytime.

3. Packing Aid: Shoot your haul (yarn, but of course!) after a vacation in case your luggage goes AWOL and you have to file a claim.

4. Wine Bottle Label

5. If you eat on the road a lot, snap the menu address to record an especially fine lunch.


7. Get a shot of your bus route from the map in the station.

8. House & Apartment Hunting: get those real estate signs.

9. Store hours!

10. Immediately take a picture after a new haircut so you can torture yourself later when you try to style it yourself.

What are your favorite things to shoot?

12 responses to “Monday, April 13, 2009”

  1. Lisa says:

    Now you’re making me want to upgrade my phone!!!

  2. Kathleen says:

    Cool ideas! Now, if I could just figure out how to actually TAKE the pictures with my phone. I will have to ask my 11 year old niece, the expert on all things gadgety.

  3. Susan says:

    1. Pictures of a neighbor’s horse pooping on the lawn of our townhouse. Something to show to the animal control cops.

    2. When dh sends me to Home Depot with nebulous descriptions of an item. i snap a photo, email it to him, then wait for confirmation that I am looking at the correct item.

    3. When dog sitting for my bff. Shows her I haven’t lost her dog.

  4. Melissa G says:

    Who’d a thunk it?

  5. Seanna Lea says:

    I have taken photos of parking areas before. It really did work to remind me of where we parked. It turned out I didn’t need the reminder, but there was a great piece of mind in knowing I had a visual aid if I forgot!

  6. Karen B. says:

    Now if I could only figure out how to upload the darn things…

  7. karen w says:

    Sheesh. I’ll have to upgrade my phone to play. LOL.

  8. Kim says:

    thanks for the suggestions. I’m still trying to figure out the Chicago bus routes and a photo would be useful – not sure I’ll get enough resolution to know where I’m going but better than standing around feeling stupid.

    Happy spring!

  9. I have photos on my phone of how my knitting machine mast fits back into the damn case lid, I have a Toyota and two different Brothers and they fit in differently. I also shoot license plates of the jerks who cut me off… don’t know why, it does no good, they still have cut you off. I also send photos of myself to my buddy who lives in your neck of the woods, usually I’m making some sort of funny face… Or photos of my dafiodils or tulips that came up long before hers, got a nasty text message for that effort… something along the lines of hating me…. I don’t remember. Love your photography…. You see things that most do not, and your presentation of your view of life is always well worth while. Please never stop sharing, I look forward to your slant on things.

  10. Merna says:

    In B&W mode, it makes a great way to compare values of yarn.

  11. grammynan says:

    As a nurse working in a department full of traveling equipment I have taken pictures of how to rehook the cables when returning from a “case”. I post it on the back of the machine. It is especiallly helpful for part time nurses and newcomers.

  12. Sandra says:

    When I find an interesting recipe (or article) in one of those doctor’s office magazines, instead of ripping out the page, I photo it! You can always send as a file to your computer and magnify the page.

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