Taking a picture on a modern smart phone is easy. And you can just walk over to your desktop computer and it is there automatically (e.g. for editing and uploading to your account at insight-live.com). Cameras are capable of taking better pictures, but time and dedication are required. But don't overlook the difficultly of getting photos from your camera to your desktop computer. Camera software (to transfer the data, edit photos, store and share them) is not nearly as polished a phone apps. Transfer can be awkward and glacial (e.g. 10 minutes per photo!). If you already have a camera and this is an issue, consider getting one of these SD cards (e.g. on Amazon). This turns your camera into a router/website that you access by switching your wifi to it. And transfer is fast.
From ceramic production to pottery we need to take photos, knowing something about the file formats and working with them saves money, time, the environment.