07.12.10 – Using an iPhone as a camera in the harsh Northern climate of Finland can be down right painful. I spend a fair amount of time outside in the cold weather trying to get the perfect shot with my iPhone. Unfortunately, I need to always take off at least one glove to use the touch screen, it’s driven by heat, so you can’t use your phone with your gloves on!
I love using a little app called CameraBag and there are a couple of steps for each picture. Make a new photo… click. Take photo… click. Use photo… click. Save the photo… click. Each step seems to take an eternity when you’re out by the ocean trying to take pictures of how the ice is forming and there’s a “cool breeze” blowing off the water. My touch screen digits are turning blue by the time I feel I have a decent shot.
Necessity, who is the mother of invention.
Plato, The Republic
Greek author & philosopher in Athens (427 BC – 347 BC)
I think I finally came up with a solution… I use my nose.
My hands were cramping up yesterday and I had to get my glove back on quick. I still wanted to take a couple of more shots and standing around waiting for my hand to get warm wasn’t doing much for the rest of my body which was starting to feel the chill too. I started using my nose to push the buttons on the phone and it worked. Luckily no one else was around to see because I would have felt like a fool but I ended up taking about 10 more pictures, the entire time using my nose. Luckily it didn’t stick to the screen.
Hey, do what you have to do, right?
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