In my opinion, the professional photographer still gets the shot, takes their time, and goes for the details. And while Instagram and Iphones are making the amateur photographer more “snap happy”, I am glad that they are out there and snapping away. I enjoy seeing the grandchildren doing “day to day” activities that I could not ever get captured correctly when my children were little and the phone cameras make it so much easier.
I also have been photographing my world since I was a child, participating in photography clubs and still shooting with my Cannon Camera. I love it and would not/have not traded it for the phone camera.
I enjoyed your story and thank you for sharing all the great historical info on photography. Thank You! CJ