How am I doing?
As I’m sure you can understand, I’m not really in the mood to write anything too wordy lately but I do still want to keep posting new content. It’s a nice way to keep focussed on positive things! Otherwise I could probably write my biggest post to date on how the past few months have been. LOL, I’m making that sound proper dramatic.. It isnt!
I recently bought a book solely dedicated to this particular photography movement – haven’t got round to reading it yet though lol. But I think it’s pretty interesting altogether and makes it so much easier for anyone to get into photography…
The movement is one more in keeping with the new Apple releases recently – I thought I might as well wute about using your iPhone (or any other lesser phone, Android users!!) and what I think on it. Actually, I’ve been using mine alot more over the past year or so and genuinely cant remember the last time I got my DSLR out – probably the last Velo Sur Mer race I attended back in the summer. It’s quite clearly becoming more popular if you frequent Instagram a lot, which makes sense as technology keeps improving. Yeah you’ll find alot of people on there taking selfies 10 times a day but if you look hard enough you’ll find some really inspiring work too. I suppose not everyone uses it purely for highly composed images which is fair enough but the point I’m trying to make is that you dont really need to lug a DSLR (or your favourite vintage Nikon FE – Jacob) around anymore to capture good images. It’s massively convenient too as you can take these good images but also stalk your crush on FB a few minutes later. How elegant!
I suppose DSLR and film camera’s do have that cool element to them though, if you’re into that fixie hipster type of stuff.
As a result of me using my iPhone alot more and given everything I mention above, I cant help but feel that my Tumblr has suffered as a result. Bear in mind that this is meant to be my “portfolio”. Will future prospective clients take me seriously if they knew most of my pics over the last year or so was taken on my iPhone? It is quite easy to lose track of the standard/quality of pics when using your phone, I suppose that’s why I feel like my work can sometimes be shoddy.
Going back to Instagram though, loads and loads of inspiration on there and I try and use that to improve my images daily. I dont tend to use the standard filters anymore after discovering the VSCOcam app – so much better and if like me your 7 year old computer dies and you no longer have access to Photoshop it makes life so much easier/convenient!
Anyway, take a look if you wish, a few I’ve taken this summer are included below and above, and everywhere. I’d love to get feedback from other photographers as I’d be interested to know if I have what it takes to work in that field, probably freelance, as that seems quite appealing.
Funny enough Stretch Armstrong has asked me to exhibit some of my work at an upcoming event, which I’m fairly chuffed about to be honest. Havent ever done anything like that so will be good to have a bit more exposure, opinions and feedback. On the subject of iPhone photography, some of the iPhone prints I had done are way better looking that ones I’ve taken with my Canon 1000D. Now I make two things of this, I’m either not very good at setting my DSLR up properly, or using my iPhone to take pictures just takes away all that hassle of shutter speed, ISO, aperture etc etc. So basically making it easier to produce better pictures altogether – I dont know!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you happen to read this. Would love to know what you think!
So yeah, in conclusion, use your iPhone and fuck anyone who tells you you need a fancy DSLR. You dont need that kind of negativity in your life!