#ExploreMore With Your Smartphone Camera

In any month of the year, you’ll find me taking one or more trips around the United States or in a foreign land, for business or pleasure.  Luckily for me, I love it.  One of the things I love about it the most is capturing and sharing my experiences through photos and videos on social media.  So many of people follow me to see images I capture, so the quality and beauty of the visuals is so important to me, and my followers.  One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is what type of camera I use when I travel.

Two years ago, I would have had a different answer to that question.  Today my answer is: The best camera is always the one that is with you.  And it’s usually right in our purse or pocket: Your smartphone.

You’ll go back for a smartphone if you leave it at home, because if you don’t have it with you, you’ll feel disconnected from the world.  You know how hard it is to get anything through airport security, let alone a camera bag with heavy equipment and gear.

Little did I know what an amazing photographic tool I had in my hand already-the Nokia Lumia Icon.  I’ve been experimenting with it lately on my travels, often not taking any other cameras, and I’ve been very pleasantly surprised by not just the convenience but also the image quality it has.  The experiments allowed me to dispel the fears I had about leaving my “real” camera at home.

Meet my new best friend–the Nokia Lumia Icon.

But it’s not just the Nokia.  Any smartphone can be your best friend when you’re traveling.  Here’s my list of top 10 reasons to leave your camera at home and bring your smartphone on your next trip to capture images and video:

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When you travel, what features do you look for in a smartphone?

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