As a photographer, I'm a big proponent for using real DSLR cameras for my work. iPhones are great (actually probably better quality than a lot of cameras) but it doesn't feel like real work, or art, when you're just snapping pics on auto. However, I also really love my camera and therefore don't carry it everywhere– especially when I know I'm going to a pub or a club and it might get stolen or damaged.
These first two weeks have entailed a lot of exploring, and sometimes all I have is my iPhone to capture cool sights. Here are my favorite iPhone photos from the past two weeks, edited on VSCOcam (as opposed to Photoshop.)
I woke up from a nap on my flight from Iceland to Sweden to the sun rising. The sun was on the other side of the plane, but it turned everything this hazy pink color. This was also my first view of Sweden.
The sign that points to my new temporary home in Uppsala.
My second day in Uppsala I woke up at 5 a.m. (being jet lagged is so fun) and was able to watch the sunrise outside my apartment window.
Here's a thing you never see in Texas– slugs. They are so cool and they are everywhere here.
My first home cooked meal in my apartment here. It was pasta, grilled zucchini and meatballs.
The view from one of the many bridges in the city center of Uppsala.
The main building of Uppsala University.
The view from the crowd at the Bryggan Festival, hosted by the Sodermanland-Nerikes nation in Uppsala. The Swedish group Maskinen was performing.
A snapshot from our impromptu trip to Stockholm.
The Swedish flag hoisted on the back of our "Hop On Hop Off" boat tour around Stockholm.
Words of wisdom on the bus stop outside the Flogsta Apartments.
In the city center of Uppsala, after a rain storm.
The sunset Friday night, photographed while waiting for the bus.
The Uppsala Cathedral, which is Scandinavia's largest and tallest church.