We have a nice camera. We bought it when pregnant with Lyra in anticipation of the billions of pics I'd take of her. She died, so I took billions of pictures of our cat, Dinah.
We have Simon now, and I take billions of pics with my i.pod touch (dinky camera).
I've been ruminating on the reasoning behind my affinity for using my dinky camera over our nice camera. A nice camera means better quality pictures, and we spent all that money on it, so it shouldn't just sit there. The dinky camera is usually always with me though...and it's smaller and I can get to it quicker for Simon pics. I've been feeling guilty about it actually, which is a totally unnecessary use of time/energy. But I think I've come to a solid reasoning behind it all, that at least makes sense in my mind: there's less pressure with the i.pod.
See, I know people who take pictures professionally. And as an artist, I feel a large weight to do a good job when taking photos, even though I wouldn't call myself a photographer. So, using the nice camera means pressure to be "awesome".
Whereas this dinky little i.pod camera is just silly and goofy and there's no pressure associated with it. And I'm finding that I LOVE the pictures I get with the dinky camera. They aren't great quality, and I can't make posters out of them, but I wouldn't really do that anyway.
I think I'll still use our nice camera, and try to learn and feel more comfortable with it. But I won't try to put this useless pressure on myself, and I'll just enjoy the dinky camera :)
What about you? What do you find yourself gravitating to when you snap photos?