One of the effects the rise of social media has had on the way we travel is that we’ve become a lot more focused on the images we take and post on platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. Even if you’re not looking to rack up likes and new followers, you’d probably still want to share an image that’s visually appealing and that shows how beautiful your surroundings are.
And while DSLR cameras have become increasingly affordable, they are still bulky and heavy. Plus, they do require a certain level of technical photography skills such as figuring out the best exposure/aperture/shutter speed combination for every shot. The simple truth is that snapping a photo with your smartphone is much faster and easier, and this is what most travelers use.
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