A Tablet Camera is a Great Option for the Novice Photographer

Lee HansenStarred Page By Lee Hansen, 7th Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Instead of rushing out to buy that dedicated and sometimes expensive digital camera, you might be surprised at how well your tablet’s camera app can meet your picture-taking needs.

Is a Digital Camera Necessary for My Hobby of Taking Pictures For Fun?

So this year I've decided to jump-start my budding photography career. Oh not really. I just enjoy taking pictures as a hobby. I love to have a visible reminder of important events or places I have visited.

With all the new technological gadgets out there the choices are numerous for taking pictures. All roads don't necessarily lead to the purchase of a digital camera. This is especially true if you are just taking them for fun.

Tablet Camera App Serves Me Fine

When I purchased my Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1 it came with a built-in camera App. By simply choosing this option, I am able to take pictures. Now I will admit it's a bit bulky in size. However, in my limited experience I have been able to take some rather good pictures with nice quality to them. Now you can get the tablet in a smaller size which is easier to handle.

Pella, IA

While on a recent trip to Pella, Iowa I visited the Miniature Dutch Village. This attraction details the migration of eight hundred of Holland's residents who came to America in 1847. Many of Pella's current natives are ancestors of those who came to America.

I wanted to capture a bit of their history so I took out my tablet and utilized the camera app to take pictures.

Similar Features as a Dedicated Digital Camera

The camera app gives me the ability to do slideshows as well as change backgrounds with different effects. It also allows me the option to take panoramic views. If I want to do a self-portrait I can do that along with capturing videos. It also comes with several scenic backgrounds. In short it does many of the same things as a dedicated digital camera.

Experiment With It First

If you have a tablet with a camera app, experiment with it. You might be surprised how much you'll like it too. For me, it more than meets my picture-taking needs. If you're at a crossroads as to whether a digital camera is in your future, use your tablet's app first. You might find that it is sufficient for your photographic needs too.



Credit: Pictures by Lee Hansen and Wikimedia Commons

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Digital Camera, Dutch Shoes, Dutch Windmills, Iowa, Pella, Photography, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, Technology

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As a breast cancer survivor I have learned to take time to smell the roses in life. I love sharing my passion of reading to children. My pages will be on various topics.

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author avatar writestuff
12th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks for post. Very good suggestion.

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author avatar Lee Hansen
12th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you writestuff. I love my tablet, especially tnis feature.

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author avatar Retired
13th Oct 2014 (#)

Oh, wow, I almost missed this piece, Lee. Didn't get my notification. What an interesting article, with great tips, as usual. The photos are fabulous. Well done, my friend!

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author avatar Lee Hansen
13th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks a bunch Susan.

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author avatar kant123
13th Oct 2014 (#)

Lee Hansen, excellent article with beautiful pictures...thanks for sharing...

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author avatar Lee Hansen
13th Oct 2014 (#)

Appreciate your stoping by kant 123.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
13th Oct 2014 (#)

Though not much into photography, I like to read about them especially those without too much technical data. Your article is useful to me Lee, thanks - siva

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author avatar Lee Hansen
13th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks Siva. Glad it was of some use. You never have to worry about me getting too technical:).

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author avatar YourFriend
13th Oct 2014 (#)

I don't think you can catch HD Pictures with that tablet camera.

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author avatar Lee Hansen
13th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks YourFriend. You are probably right but nonetheless it serves the needs that I have.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
14th Oct 2014 (#)

Very ideal...thanks Lee...:0)

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author avatar Lee Hansen
14th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks D.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
14th Oct 2014 (#)

I have loved using my smartphone to take pictures, but the tablet is great, too. The tablet is also great for video.

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author avatar Lee Hansen
14th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks Phyl. I have used it for videos and I was simply amazed how good it came out.

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author avatar tafmona
15th Oct 2014 (#)

there was a time I had to get a digital camera, but now I have an option

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author avatar Lee Hansen
15th Oct 2014 (#)

Yes you most certainly do tafmona.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
16th Oct 2014 (#)

Lee, thanks for sharing this great information. Smiles to you today!

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author avatar Lee Hansen
16th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks Nancy. Sending smiles your way too.

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author avatar Kingwell
17th Oct 2014 (#)

Good post

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author avatar Lee Hansen
17th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks kingwell

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author avatar AjaySinghChauhan
25th Oct 2014 (#)

very nice post i like it and thanks for sharing it with us.

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author avatar Lee Hansen
25th Oct 2014 (#)

Than you Ajay

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
1st Dec 2014 (#)

Lee, I stopped back to read your article again. I must say I loved the pictures. I wanted to wish you a great day and say Congratulations on being author of the day!

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author avatar Geeta Rao
6th Dec 2014 (#)

Good information on intricate matters of tablet will be useful while buying one.

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author avatar puncakceria
10th Dec 2014 (#)

Informative article. Thank you for sharing this.

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