Dan Burkholder, photographer and author of iPhone Artistry, talks about how to use cell phone cameras for "serious" photography.
Harv, totally agree. The difference is now, people are obsessed with posting their photographs for public consumption, as opposed to keeping the results for private use. Much like everything else that gets posted on the Internet, it becomes tiresome when the volume of images, and lack of true photography skills - masked by the 1970's tones of Instagram, threaten to wipe out your average person's appreciation for professional photography.
I say this as a commercial photographer and a fine artist who makes a living through my work - people and clients have no appreciation for the time, money, equipment, and years of learning that goes into making "professional" images.
This is not to at all discourage anyone for having fun with their camera, as people always have. But I'm disheartened by the fact that people seem to think that slapping an app's filter on a so-so iPhone photo makes one a photographer, and that every "for fun" image needs to be posted on the Internet.
I thought the Galaxy S III was the best phone for photography? Does anyone know? Mulling whether to buy the S III or the forthcoming iPhone. Thanks.
john from office: "A phone is a tool, not a lifestyle." I say that every day.
My initial reaction to this segment is to groan and roll the eyes, but I enjoy Hipstamatic and Instagram immensely. I love how you can flesh out a mood with a filter and crop.
Interesting segment after the last segment. People love to waste their time. All these Apps will be dust in five years, along with Myspace and facebook. A phone is a tool, not a lifestyle.
So people have inexpensive cameras and they take pictures. People have been taking pictures with portable cameras for generations. The iPhone is just another version of them and no big whoop unless one is caught up in tech ultra-hype.
I got to know my iphone when Continental/United screwed up our Seattle to Newark flight so bad that we gave up and drove home, and all I had was my iphone to capture any of the experience. (Can be seen here:) http://thankscontinental.tumblr.com
The medium "is what it is", of course, as w any other camera -- tricks I used include pointing to a lighter source of light, then quickly moving it to the subject to trick the camera into the desired exposure. and using standard software for post-production.
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