I remember when the only photographs I allowed myself to take were with my Cannon SLR 35mm camera—which had to be set in manual mode, of course, since I wanted to focus and set the shutter speeds myself. That was back when bracketing for exposures was the norm.
I admit, it took me a long time to lower my standards to the point where I’d consider using a point-and-click digital camera, mostly because I’ve spent the better part of my career working with professional photographers.
And when cell phones first introduced built-in cameras, I thought they would never take off. Seriously. Who wants to take soft, pixelated, low-res images? (Everybody, it turns out.) I finally accepted my short-sightedness when iPhone images started appearing in Sports Illustrated.
So, with only a little reluctance, here are a few of my favorite personal images from 2015. Even if they are crappy point-and-click photos that anybody else could have taken on an iPhone.