The Best Camera Is the One You Have With You

Growing up, my father was an avid photographer so there are many pictures of me as a little long legged Stork. This may be a little outside the norm for a child growing up before the digital age… in a much simpler time. Imagine that previous generations have just a handful of pictures they cherish from their childhood. A couple of grainy prints taken with an actual Instamatic.

Not the same for today. I have more than a dozen gigabytes of pictures of Judah. And these are from just his few first years! These are just pictures. Add in the videos. And the audio recordings. And the images captured from the ‘cribcam’ I built. And the cellphone snapshots! Considering image quality is just going to get better… my future will be an exponential curve of gigabytes stored.

They say the best camera is the one you have with you. I always have a camera with me… and not all the pictures are the best but I can’t seem to delete them. And then I add a smart filter to the image and keep both the original and the edited – just in case.

I’ve been compiling clips from the almost three years of cellphone video’s taken since birth. Here is the result up to the present, a few months shy of his third birthday.