Chapel Hill Dawn
For most of last year I used nothing but my iPhone for my personal work and became completely enamored by the process. Then in the beginning of 2015 a longing for a ‘real’ camera caused me to set the iPhone aside. But after visiting some of the Mobile Photography websites my ‘Big Boy’ cameras are back on the shelf again. I find the big camera lends itself to a cleaner, more realistic representation of what I’m trying to portray, while iPhoneography provides the opportunity to explore textures, compositing, and complete abstractions. With a traditional photograph I know before I trip the shutter how I want the final image to appear. Mobile Photography allows the image to evolve during processing.
You might wonder, why not shoot both? While that might work for a lot of photographers, it takes me time to settle into, not just an image, but a genre. So for the time being I’ll be giving the Nikons and Fujis a rest and focusing on all things ‘Mobile’… with perhaps a few exceptions for special occasions.