I like to take a camera wherever I go but lugging around a large camera, long lenses and a tripod is for me, not ideal. My preference is to have a camera that I can fit into my pocket.
Although the camera in my phone is extremely good, I still prefer to have a separate mini compact camera that has some form of zoom lens.
I accept that it is not going to give me the results that a DSLR is going to give me but the weight and bulk of carrying a DSLR is at times not practical.
For me the ease of portability creates the opportunity to capture the moment.
Yes, I will get shots that are blurred, which will be viewed by many as poor reference material but it is then up to me to translate what I have captured onto paper.
For this, I will initially use charcoal and start off lightly to begin with and at this stage all I am aiming to do, is to capture the form of the subject. That involves teasing out what the blurry lines mean. It may take a lot of erasing before I am happy with the final form but that is OK.
Here is a drawing of a young fox that has been taken from a blurred photo.
It has come out well and I will now go on to review all my recent photos to select the ones that have enough detail from which to work from.
Where need be, I will use other reference materials to refine the details. Eg. the shape of the nose or maybe the mouth.
Once I am happy with the results I will go on to create versions in colour.
I am looking forward to seeing the young fox in colour.