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How My iPhone Made Me a Better Dad!

Nearly Wordless Wednesday:


I’ve never been that good about keeping my occasional Wordless Wednesday posts… well, wordless. It’s not that I don’t get the point of the meme; it’s just that I’m naturally very verbal. So why do I say that Instagram and my iPhone 4S has made me a better dad?

Since our baby was born my wife became the photographic chronicler of our baby girl’s growth. Now that I have a high resolution camera (the one in my iPhone 4S) on my person at all times, the number of pictures I take has increased astronomically.

The camera you use is the one you have with you. But it’s not just the iPhone. It’s the free apps, like Instagram, that encourages and makes it easy for you to take and share photos with your family and friends. All of the photos above where shared via Instagram.

I would have been so sad in the future after my little girl grows up if I didn’t have this daily chronicle of our time together. And I’d not have it if it weren’t for my iPhone 4S and free apps like Instagram. Who’s the photographer in your house?

Leave a comment & tell us how cute she is! :)

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  1. Jennifer

    She’s beautiful! Ahhh Instagram, favorite app hands down.

    1. Michael Schmid

      Thank you so much, Jennifer. I know, isn’t Instagram wonderful. I love the way I can easily take, edit and share photos with my family and friends.

  2. Lucius

    Instagram is really a great apps from iPhone. I love the photos.

    1. Michael Schmid

      I really appreciate it, Lucius. Thank you! Yeah, Instagram is a great app. I use others like Photoshop Express (free unless you get extra stuff with it) to do some basic cropping and editing before I put some pics on Instagram, and all on my iPhone 4S. :)

  3. Hatton

    Love the pictures! Instagram is such a cool app! I’m the photographer… And I take a ridiculous number of photos a day!!

  4. Mariano

    I agree with you. It would really be nice to look at the photos you’ve taken years ago and be able to recall those special moments with your family.

  5. Shannon

    ADORABLE! Instagram is awesome! You get to meet cool peeps on there too, hint hint! :)

  6. Julie

    Wow! You’ve shot really artistic and amazing pictures with your phone! I think I should give the Instagram app a try!

    1. Kelyane

      Kim Miller linked to you today on her blog, so I hope you don’t mind I’ve added you on Instagram because of it! That third photo is pretty rad!

  7. limon

    This study was conducted to determine a possible relationship between iphone use and different child attributes. Having an iphone is now indispensable. Especially for dad and need the technology to fulfill their role, as it provides monitor their children, mainly adolescents.

  8. Ricky

    You have taken some great photos! I am a new father with an iPhone 4 and instagram on hand and I have taken some good photos of my son. Before my son was born, I never took pictures of people, only landscapes. Now that I have my son, my iPhone, and Instagram, I am constantly taking pictures of him and the family. Gotta love the power of the iPhone. Great Post!

  9. Jana

    My husband has become a phone photographer too and I just love it! Finally! He takes pics of the kids all the time and now I get to be in a few pics with them too. Memories are so worth keeping and I am so glad we live in an age where it is easy to do so. Thanks for what you do, new groupie here, following from UBP. Jana h

    1. Michael Schmid

      Hi, Jana! Thanks for dropping by. Yes, the iPhone dramatically increases the number of photos we dad’s take. The camera you use is the one you have with you. Happy UBP12! Heading over to yours now.

  10. Samuel

    The iPhone has made our life easier, and more interesting as well for photography. And it looks like a pretty cool. 😉

    1. Michael Schmid

      I resisted the iPhone for quite a while, but I do rather like it now. Mine’s in a case, so that reduces the cool factor just a bit.

  11. Maggie

    i like the iphone and its photography abilities. I am very glad to have gotten one.

    1. Michael Schmid

      As they say, “The camera you use is the one you have with you.”

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