To go along with tonight’s speaking engagement for Apple, I wanted to look back at what one year with the iPhone 4s could do.

Being the tech geek that I am, this is the first time I have ever held onto a phone for a year. However, the argument to why I would change is easily defeated by what it has afforded me… it has given me freedom. Freedom to go about life and capture it if it should present itself.

Just the memory of the day I got the 4s makes for a relaxed state of mind. It was about 80 degrees outside and I went to drinks with my wife a friend, I wore my Bell & Ross, and had a Martini. I know this because I couldn’t stop taking pictures of everything around me. Over the next few weeks I found that I loved photography again, I was relaxed and the need to photograph was gone, replaced by the want to photograph.

My gratefulness to this phone can be tied to one event alone, one that I don’t talk about much. My grandma.

It was Grandma’s birthday, and I wanted to stop by and say Happy Birthday. I don’t take cameras to these sort of events, but I had my iPhone. The light was nice, she was so happy, so I decided I would shoot a couple portraits. As fate would have it, this would be the last time I would ever see my grandma. It felt good to not be “Blair, the big shot photographer” and be “Blair, her grandson.”

So if 5 minutes make an iPhone worth it, what can a year do? ¬†Enjoy…

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photographed by Blair Bunting

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Also, if you’re in AZ, feel free to join me at the Apple Store in Scottsdale Quarter tonight at 7pm. I will be speaking on how I use Apple products to do location shoots, advertise, and of course talk about the iPhone.

If you’re not in AZ, you can still join us as we live tweet the event on my Twitter account and will be answering questions, just remember to #BbApple