It's a discussion we've had many, many times before; using your iPad – or any other tablet for that matter – as a camera. Some love it, some hate it, some ridicule it and others just don't care, but it's a subject most of us have an opinion on. We always say that the best camera you have is the one you have with you, and increasingly folks are carrying their iPads with them everywhere they go. So, are you an iPad photographer, and proud of it?
The camera on the new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display produces pretty good results in some situations. I'm still in the camp of avoiding using it at all costs – despite what the picture above may indicate! – for two main reasons. Firstly, I never travel without my iPhone, and so I would much rather take pictures with that. And secondly, I personally find it frustrating when at public events people in front of me hold up an iPad to take pictures obscuring my view. I'd hate to be "that guy" to someone else.
But it is still pretty staggering to see how many people in different situations are using an iPad to take a picture. I recently visited New York City, and the amount of tourists in Times Square holding iPads at arms length taking photos and even selfies in such a massively busy location was pretty high. As it becomes more and more a common occurance, does any social faux pas begin to fade away?
So, what about you guys? Regular iPad photographers? Avoid it at all costs? Or perhaps somewhere in between. Drop a vote in the poll up top, and jump into the comments with your thoughts on the subject!