On top of having a serious "anterior cervical diskectomy with fusion" (neckbones fused together with plate and screws) I have been really bombed with work at the "IT related employment". The days start before the sun is up and end when the sun goes down. It is mentally exhausting, and I am depleted of photography talent until the weekends. And with the neckbrace on full time I am not supposed to drive or do physical jarring activity. I get that blasted pain in the neck off November 1st!!
I finally gave in and bought an upgrade from my Samsung Galaxy S9+, the new S22 Ultra. I am not really seeing the feature, battery life, speed all that much of an improvement, but it is bigger and easier to read...photos look gorgeous.
Not yet getting the hang of the camera combos of three lenses but I look forward to digging into that some day. I did note that they smartly made the RAW file and JPG combo available in "auto" mode. The few macros I have taken were good but I did struggle with some of the focus. The default settings are too saturated to my eye, but when you have the RAW file needn't worry. The stylus is neat, but a bit hard to get out of its little missile silo at the bottom, mainly due to the very thin case I have over the phone. It's white so I can see it in my darkened cave.
I have not bought any new camera gear, nor studio lighting/modifiers. I am sure all that has evolved in the past few years with amazing LED panels and wild gadgetry. That too takes time and money to burn so to say...let me know what you're doing now with your photography!