It's the third day of the 2014 Nelsonville Music Festival. I'm shooting for Flush magazine out of the UK, and my battery is dying. Whoops, I forgot to pack a backup. I ask around the media tent if anyone has an extra battery, but my camera is neither a professional grade camera, nor was it manufactured in the last eight years—no luck. So in an attempt to save my battery for the main acts later that day, I resort to my iPhone 5s.
I'm constantly amazed at how this camera performs. It is a stubborn 5-year-old. It's afraid of the dark, and needs a power nap every few hours. Given enough light, it can do great things though. Fellow photographer Meredith Underhill can attest to the grieve I took attempting to be creative, taking panos and selfies in the pit. After submitting my photos to Flush, it was a great surprise to see which photos made it to page one of Casey Bowers incredible writeup of the event. Way to go, little pano! I think I'll start using my phone more often … or actually get a professional grade SLR.