Picturing Life with My HTC One #VZWBuzz

Way back in the day when smartphones were just entering the market I said goodbye to my flip phone and said hello to a whole new world.  Since then I’ve had a few smartphones and almost 3 years ago I got my first ‘advanced’ {fancy schmancy} one which I had until a few weeks ago when I switched to my HTC One.

I’m not much of a texter or talker when it comes to my smart phone but I do like to use mine for taking notes i.e. grocery lists, organizing my schedule, checking my work folder { I’m an IC who works from home}, and taking pictures! I  my DSLR but it is just too bulky for me to carry around all the time.  That being said my HTC One is always by my side.  I especially like to take impromptu pictures of my kids, especially my youngest son ~ he’s a ham who has grown up with me blogging so he’s used to the whole ‘picture’ thing.

HTC One Photo Collage using built-in distortion filters #VZWBuzz My first pictures with my HTC One were of said ham using the distortion filters~ we had so much fun! :) The pictures reminded me of when I was a kid and the Fun House Mirrors at our local amusement park.

I also like to take pictures of nature and just your average, everyday around the house things.  

Chalk in urn on black background using HTC One #VZWBuzz

This is chalk we use on our chalkboard wall in an antique urn ~ I love how the colors popped and the HTC One Camera captured it perfectly.

IMG_20140214_153627 Some Chocolate kisses~ I’m thinking of using this picture next year for some homemade Valentine’s Day Cards.

IMG_20140131_161251 Flowers on shelves….just because I like flowers {look at the intricacy of those petals!}.

IMAG0049  And this little beauty ~ I saw this sweet ladybug on the wall in my kitchen and snapped a picture of her and then did a super close up~ I couldn’t believe the detail it captured.

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I cropped it and souped her up a bit for instagram and really like this ‘after’.

The HTC One camera has many options built right into it ~ there are filters you can use when taking the photo eliminating an after photo edit.

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This is a pixelated photo of my pencil holder ~ I think everyone needs a picture like this! 

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 And another cool effect (not sure of the name…I just play around and pick and choose for different results) of the same pencil holder.

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 The HTC One BlinkFeed™ screen offers Tips & Help ~ this is where I check out the videos that give easy to understand info and advice on making the most of this amazing camera.

There are also some FREE apps for photo editing that I am having some fun with ~ 

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I used Snapseed to edit this picture of my coffee this morning with some fresh zucchini bread  ~ yes, I am annoying and take pictures of my food ;) 

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This is a collage made with Pixlr ~ I couldn’t believe how easy it was to customize and save it~ AWESOME! 

So there you have it ~ my photo heavy post sharing how much I am luvin’ my new HTC One and all of its awesome photo capabilities.  

Joy and creativity are a journey ~ don’t ever keep yours to yourself….share it!  

{ disclosure:  As a member of a pretty cool team of influencers I received the HTC One from Verizon.  No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise positive feedback.  All opinions are my own.}

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Comments

  1. How fun for you Mary Beth!!
    I really enjoyed your pics too!!
    Hope your day is extraordinary!
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  2. Thank you for the recommendations – I too am and Android follower and have been looking for a good photo editing app! Thank you – Pixlr looks like just what I was looking for!
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  3. I will have to download these aps…like pronto! Maybe it will help my food look a bit more appetizing on instagram. :) Thanks for the tips!!
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