Q: A scenic overlook. A man with a large camera bag puts the bag down, sets up a tripod in a selected spot and attaches a large DSLR to it. He fiddles with the controls, peers through the camera, adjusts the lens, moves the tripod a little, peers through the camera again, fiddles some more, and, finally, takes a number of exposures. Then he removes a phone from his pocket and takes a picture in the same direction. What's he doing?
A: He's tweeting, "Look what I just took a picture of!"
(Thanks to Robert)
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David Roof: "I wish this were only a joke. This actually happens regularly in railroad photography fora on Facebook."
Jesse Colin Jackson: "I do one better: when on location, I frequently take an iPhone picture of the image on the screen of my 5DIII to send to clients and friends as a preview. 'Picture in picture.'"
Bruce Robbins: "I do this from time to time on my film blog as I think people enjoy seeing the context behind a photograph. Here's one of my Speed Graphic 'in the field.' And another of my Rollei SL66E about to photograph some wartime hangars in the mist:
"Both taken with a humble iPhone 3GS."