Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image data — nearby photos
does this look so silly?
(at the Kintai Bridge (錦帯橋), Iwakuni Japan)
What is it about taking photos with an iPad or other tablet that makes it look so stupid?
My iPad has no camera so I've never been tempted to take a photo with it, but even if I could, I'm not the kind to take advantage of its social-networking benefits (like immediate posting to Facebook or Instagram or whatever the current fad is). So I'd probably not use it for photography any more than I use my iPhone, which is to say, not at all unless it's the only camera around and my quality threshold happens to be low.
But anyway, tablet photography looks downright silly. Why? Is it that we're just not used to seeing people holding up big boards to snap a photo? We're used to small boards (phones), so that's why people taking a photo with an iPhone don't look silly?
Practically speaking the resulting photos should be similar to those taken with a phone, so I can't come up with a logical reason why I (and the rest of the Internet) has such a visceral reaction when presented with a scene like this. Any ideas?