C for Camera



We are with the 2018 April AtoZ Blogging challenge and its my fifth attempt. For those who missed it, here is the link to my Theme Reveal post. Do the alphabets still stand for the same things we learnt about in Nursery school?

Its day three and the alphabet is C.

C is for Cat. Or Camera! To be very specific cell phone camera.

Years ago, we were proud owners of a simple rectangular point and shoot. Moments were captured for ever and we eagerly waited for the film to be developed. Our joy knew no bound when we had perfectly beautiful people or landscapes staring at us from the paper. More often though, we had grainy images with camera shake or eyes shut or even worse… image captured just when someone was about to put a huge piece cake in their mouth! 

With tech progress cameras have kept getting better so much so that they are now small enough to be installed on cell phones. The initial devices had only rear facing cameras now we have cameras that look back at us! 

This is the one that has caught the fancy of people everywhere as it produces the famous ‘Selfie‘. Now we need not depend on anyone else to take a picture of ourselves. either alone or in a group (when it becomes a groupfie). According to this article in The Telegraph, an Australian man has claimed to be the inventor of the word!

One finds these selfies as Display Pictures, Profile Pictures and so one… mostly with a horrendous looking pout! And it does not discriminate between the young and old, male or female! It has created a totally new object called Selfie Stick! In fact, one particular phone is advertised as a Selfie expert! 

However, the craze to take ones own pictures has turned dangerous as people throw caution to the wind to take images in strange, out of the way poses. So much so that some tourist sites actually have warnings about taking selfies…

I must not ignore the rear facing camera.. They are now pretty powerful and my old cell featured a Carl Zeiss lens. I believe clip-on macro and wide angle and zoom lenses also available for the cell phone cameras.

The best part, is that one can immediately check the image. Eyes looking weary? A spot on the nose? Wierd background? Red eye? No problem. Just delete and Say Cheeese!

I have seen beautiful images taken on sophisticated DSLR cameras but I find them technologically challenging. Not to mention the fact they are pretty heavy too. 

The move to digital has possibly meant a decline of the old style film based cameras. I am not sure if they are still in use. I do know that the local shop has stopped selling films for camera. No one has the time or patience to wait for the prints to be developed.. Plus my old printed photos have gotten damaged with age. 

My vote for this alphabet goes to the cell phone Camera!
What do you think? Which type of camera to you prefer?

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