One of the biggest advantages of being a Social photographer is that all you need to capture that perfect moment happening around you is a Smartphone. But you have to ensure you do not miss the moment.
This requires something handy and something which is within reach all the time, the Smart phone is the one device that in all probabilities rarely ever leaves the owner. Looking at the trend of social photography picking up substantially over the past few years, manufacturers of smart phones have geared up and ensure the user get what they want; there have been vast improvements to the camera modules compared to earlier generations of smart phones.
But it's not just the improved image quality that has given social photography a boost, but the double barrel combo of improved quality along with the convenience (both in carrying it along with you and in terms of sharing the pictures with friends and family) that has made smart phones such a popular choice for photography.
There will always be a debate on this between the purist group of photographers who swear by their DSL’s and high end lenses, and agreed, a decent DSLR with a mid-range or superior range lens is the perfect ammo for those breath taking pictures that we see in magazines and publications, but if you are a photographer by hobby and like to do a lot of social photography, then having a mid-ranged smart phone with a decent camera makes more sense primarily due to the convenience it provides.
Not to forget, there are a couple of great software's and applications provided completely FREE to social photographers for the purpose of printing the photographs clicked by them via their phones. So, make sure the next time you get out for a walk in the park, or your best friend’s b'day party make sure you got your favorite application downloaded in your phone so that you can gift those sweet moments in the form of photographs to the ones who matter.