There was once a time when a cellphone was a dedicated, stand alone device for mobile communications. Just as the camera, MP3 player and GPS were all their own mutually exclusive entities. Samsung has been at the forefront of Android device development which has combined all of these different devices into the unified smartphone platform.
Snapping photos used to be somewhat of a special activity considering it required having a camera and film, but with the advent of the digital age, we can take photos of anything, anytime. In light of our review of our latest favorite app CameraAce, we polled our readers to find which subjects they most often photographed:
The top 3 results were family, friends and landscapes/scenery, with family and friends accounting for over 50% of the vote. It was a bit surprising for me to see food tie for 4th place with self-portraits because my social circle quite enjoys food photography, however I suspect that this might not hold true for other demographics of smartphone users.
One of the primary benefits of using a phone to take a picture compared to a standard camera is that you can instantly share the photos with your friends and families. This explains why people tend to take pictures of friends and family the most–they can easily be shared with said photo subjects.
Its interesting to see that the significant divide between the practical use of camera phones for shopping/wishlists, and the entertainment use. Most of our camera use comes from the enjoyment of saving memories of time spent together with friends and families rather than taking photos of static items.
Regardless of what you do photograph, CameraAce’s nifty take on photo organization can make it much easier for you to keep track of all your favorite photos.