One of my passions outside of computer hardware and gadgets is photography. I picked up my first DSLR camera in 2005 and upgraded to a nicer model a few years later before deciding to sell the kit and invest in a micro four thirds system last year.

I'm far from what would be considered a professional but I do have a true respect for the art and strive to get better each time I go out. Furthermore, I think that photos are an important way for us to capture memories and share them with friends and family later in life.

The situation I've noticed in the past few years is that people are relying on low quality cell phone cameras as their primary (and perhaps only) method of snapping photos. While I'm a firm believer that the best camera is the one you have with you, I also don't understand why someone would want to remember timeless events like a graduation, wedding or family vacation with grainy, low-quality mobile phone pictures.

With this week's Open Forum, we'd like to know if you have a dedicated camera (film or digital) or if you rely on your mobile phone camera for all of your photography needs.