I've spent over a decade as a professional editorial photographer in the tech and camera industry. Throughout this time, I've been a part of numerous prestigious projects worldwide, encompassing both commercial assignments and personal endeavors. Truly, it's been a fulfilling journey.
Over the years, I've thoroughly tested a range of cameras. Since joining Moment in 2018, my focus has expanded to include mobile photography, working extensively with leading smartphones from Samsung, Google, Xiaomi, Huawei, and Apple.
I've even owned various flip phones back in the day, from the classic Razor to the uniquely designed Chocolate that opened sideways. My first significant smartphone purchase was financed with my hard-earned savings. It was a standout Android model, particularly popular in the late 2000s. I cherished my Galaxy during my early high school years, capturing candid moments at parties, tennis sessions, and group photos in unexpected places like bathrooms.
However, my brand loyalty wavered when I compared my phone's camera quality to my friends' latest Apple devices (yes, even back then). Their photos, especially mirror selfies, looked noticeably crisper, had better color balance, and seemed more true to life. Once an idea embeds itself in my mind, it's tough to let go. I usually don't hop from one gadget to another without good reason, but the disparity in photo quality made me feel out of touch as a young photographer-in-training.
So, after being due for a yearly upgrade, I switched to Apple, fell in love, and never looked back.