I've been having this debate with myself for about a year now. I go through spurts where I am really active with my art and photography and then I kind of switch to more of a journalling/blog kind of deal. Which I realize I could easily crosspost here.
What keeps me from shelling out $5/ month for the premium membership is that I'm not sure if I would really use all of the features regularly. I'm on a borrowed computer at the moment since mine bit the dust a while ago. Also, my camera is in need of not cheap repairs.
While I do like the ease of using my phone's camera, iphonography doesn't make me feel like an artist the way that setting the focus, aperture and shutter speed on a real camera do. You still have to frame things nicely in order to get good shots, but I guess it's a little like colouring in a colouring book rather than drawing your image from scratch, you know?
I have a film camera that I inherited from my mom that I am playing with at the moment. I love the manual everything of it. No seeing your shots immediately either. You've got to work to get that great shot and then trust that you did because you are limited to however many exposures and film rolls you have.
I am loving it! It makes me feel like a kid again - back before digital photos were even a thing. I find myself missing the very different photographic culture we had back then. Disposable cameras, polaroids, faded and warm toned memories of childhood summers - I think I may need to find myself an old polaroid camera too
I want real polaroids of my kids.
I'm always most visual in the summertime, so I guess we'll just have to see if I end up using my account more. In the meantime, I guess I could set up a points donation widget or something. I think I need somewhere in the neighbourhood of 1500 more to upgrade.