Smartphone photography is fun, I stopped using my snapshot camera a year ago, shortly after I started using a smart phone. Up to that time I always carried a compact camera with me, even when I had my Professional DSLR camera with me, it was usually a canon powershot.
Now I always have with me my phone/snapshot camera/music library/phonebook/portfolio/…. well, you get the idea.
Thanks to Steve Jobs for refining the concept, and thanks to all the rest who picked up the ball and started running. The best is yet to come.
The smart phone images are about as good as any snapshot camera, less the zoom capabilities.
I never use the phone’s digital zoom, I prefer to crop an image after taking it, that’s if I really need to. In order to satisfy my kink for constantly framing the world around me, the smart phone is a great solution.
The huge variety of cool apps out there is a bit confusing at first but I narrowed it down to two apps that I find are fun and helpful. The one I can’t do without is Thamba photo editor, it’s a feature rich “Photoshop” substitute, the other is LoMob which allows me to mimic different film styles. Here’s a couple of recent shots.
I shot the first one at my doorstep this resilient little thing was growing from the concrete two feet front of my door. I consider it lucky even though it has only three leaves. I shot he fire hydrant a couple of blocks from my house.