“I don’t get it, Jack. You never go anywhere without your camera. Why would you put it up for auction on eBay?”
Jack looked at Stan. “First of all, it’s big and bulky,” he said. “The cameras on smartphones have gotten so much better over the past few years that I’m not sure it still makes sense to carry around a camera and a smartphone anymore.”
“But you’re such a great photographer, Jack,” Stan said. “Do you really think you can take photos on your phone that are as good as what you can take on your camera?”
“Probably not as good, but reasonably close,” Jack answered. “Besides, the phone is digital and my camera uses film. With digital, I don’t need to take the film in for developing, I can edit the images and add special effects on the fly, and I can instantly upload them to Instagram and Facebook.”
“Yeah, I guess that’s more convenient these days,” agreed Stan.
“Besides,” said Jack, “I’m not a professional photographer. I’m fine with just using my phone to take snapshots rather than using a large, heavy camera to take photographs.”
Stan sighed, “Yeah, welcome to the 21st century, I guess.”
Written for this week’s Sunday Photo Fiction prompt. Photo prompt: A Mixed Bag.