Yesterday found me at Las Vegas’s Foundation Room, on the top floor. But it did not find my camera there. I had to check my camera and camera bag before entering the elevator. Not allowed.
This annoys me no end. We see more and more of it and it is not good. Usually the control freaks use “terrorism” as the reason, but surprise surprise: in Vegas it’s “money”. Apparently, some pro made some money from pictures taken from this bar – so now, all cameras are banned.
Except cell phone cameras.
And today, these can do pretty decent pictures. So I made it my point to get a nice pic or two. And here’s what my iPhone 5 did in panorama mode:
You really have to see that in full size screen mode: click until you see the size I uploaded it at (1600 pixels wide, not counting the margin). And you will see it is good enough for a nice print. Take that, Foundation Room!
Moral of the story: learn to use your cell phone; it may be the only camera you carry and it can do decent work.