Friday’s Photo: Going to London without my security blanket

To say I am excited today is an understatement. On Saturday I will be traveling to London for a week as a  DesignHound to attend design shows, visit design showrooms and do a little antiquing with Toma Clark Haines, aka  The Antiques Diva.

Besides being immersed in design, I will be a typical American tourist and plan to take in as many sights as possible. You know, the Palace, Big Ben, that huge Ferris Wheel and all the iconic tourist spots one goes to see when in London. So, obviously I will be taking photos. Lots and lots of photos. This trip is going to be different though because for the first time ever, I have decided to leave my heavy DSLR equipment at home.

My usual gear when I travel

My usual gear when I travel

Immediately after I made the decision I started having second thoughts, “maybe I should take it just in case”, but finally I decided no,  I am going solo with my iPhone. I have done a lot of traveling this past year and my heavy camera and lenses have become both a burden and a security blanket. I lug it around thinking I will use it but nine times out of ten I just shoot with my iPhone.

SO…next week is a big challenge for me. I am going to practice what I have been blogging about, that the iPhone camera (in most cases) can be just as good as my heavy more professional DSLR camera.

I hope you will follow along as I post on Instagram and Facebook. You will know that all my photos are from my iPhone…for better or worse! Also, be sure to follow all the fabulous finds from our group by using the hashtag #DesignHounds

Wish me luck! I hope I don’t have regrets because who knows when I will get to London again.

12 Responses to Friday’s Photo: Going to London without my security blanket
  1. Anne Reply

    Your phone (paired with your talent) will be great! I’m going to the Grand Canyon next month and have made the same decision. You will LOVE London and will be amazed at the antique shops. They’re not like ours as their stuff is REALLY old!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Anne, I can’t wait!

  2. Susan Silverman Reply

    I am a little jealous of what you’ll be doing in London because ever time I go there, which is at least once a year (my daughter lives close to London and my sister lives in Cyprus so it was always a pass through for us) I always have a straggler or 2 following me around like a puppy dog. Hence, I never get to see the design world. The closest I ever get is going to John Lewis to look at the beautiful fabrics the Brits have to offer. Have a terrific time and I hope you take in some theatre. London’s West End is fabulous! Can’t wait to see your photos, maybe I can learn a thing or two about composition. Enjoy your trip!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Lucky you Susan to have the opportunity to get to Zlondon so often. I am so excited to go. I’ll post lots of photos!

  3. Angela Taylor Reply

    I miss living close to London, we were about an hour away and would take the train to see the shows etc. Look forward to seeing your photo’s Linda. I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful time.

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thank you do much Angela. I am so excited to see London and especially the design shows. I’ll post tons of photos for you!

  4. Sandy Roth Reply

    Hi Linda!
    You have been on many great adventures this year…
    Lucky you!!
    I can’t wait to see the fabulous photos of London when you return! Try to visit Windsor if you get a chance..its a lovely place. And who knows, maybe the Queen will be out and about….
    Safe travels…

    • Linda Holt Reply

      It sure has been quite the year for travel Sandy! I’m going to try and see as much as possible between the design shows and my group obligations. I don’t know if I will make it to Windsor but we have tickets for Buckingham Palace on Monday.

  5. Laurel Bern Reply

    Have a fabulous time Linda! Can’t wait to see your gorgeous photos!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thank you so much Laurel!

  6. Veronica D Reply

    Have fun!! Can’t wait to see some pictures

  7. Sheila Reply

    Have a great trip! Can’t wait to see your photos. I recently made a similar decision but now I have a quandary: where do I download my photos? I am not a big fan of iPhoto for editing or making photo books. Currently my travel photos are being held hostage while I try to figure this out. Your insights would be so helpful!

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