Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/186261/taking-photos-with-an-ipad-or-another-tablet-ridiculous-or-smart/
Go anywhere people are taking photos and you’ll see someone taking photos with an iPad or some ort of Android tablet. Everyone’s already pointed out how silly this looks — but is it really a bad idea?
Personally, I think it's just rude.
If you're at a concert, a play, or any other function where the audience is sitting and looking at a stage, please leave the iPad at home. It is really, really distracting when people stick that huge 10" screen up in the air to take pictures.
You're not going to get reasonable photos from a distance anyway. Your kid is just going to be a 3-pixel smudge on the screen.
Instead of using your $800 iPad as a camera, go pick up a digital camera with optical zoom from Best Buy. With a zoom lens, your pictures are going to be far superior to anything you can get with a smartphone or tablet.
I can see if you just happen upon something to photograph, using a smartphone/tablet, but
to actually GO somewhere, with the intention of taking a photo, do yourself a favor and at
least take a REAL camera with you. The (lack of) depth & dynamic range of a PINHOLE
camera makes them good for uploading to instagram/twitter/facebook, at best.
For less than a hundred bucks, you can find a camera that is SO much better than the
best cellphone camera.
There are few things more annoying than some selfish idiot waving an iPad around in front of a stage or tourist attraction, blocking everyone else's view and preventing them from enjoying whatever the spectacle is. Security staff and Police should have the duty to confiscate the tablets and smash them into tiny pieces in front of these inconsiderate morons.
I'm a professional photographer.
I usually carry my Canon 5Diii with me and Nokia Lumia 1020 with me. More often, I would leave my DSLR camera in my car, because it would be too heavy to lug that around with me all day. Lumia 1020 has the professional photos quality that I could use, and because it is lighter and small(fit in my jeans pocket).
I think its silly to see those people with their tablet, iPad trying to take pictures. They looked stupid really, but hey, if the boat float......
I prefer the camera, is more easy take it to any place than a tablet. With the tablets you always have to charge his battery, in difference with the camera, you can carry two batteries and problem solve.
It all depends on the usage. Taking pictures of people, scenery, and things such as that? No, it's way too awkward, and your pictures will suck, as compared to a regular camera designed/built AS a camera.
On the other hand, taking pictures with a tablet is handy for researchers. When I looked at tablets for my brother, it was intended for a reference device. So I looked at one that would have removable storage, and a decent rear-facing camera. That way he can grab pictures of documents, photos, or any other items he may come across on historical research. The tablet is meant for keeping his reference material anyway, so he'd have it with him.
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