My love for mobile Photography!
I was taught back in college how to use a manual camera, master light and creatively capture an image and then skillfully work in a dark room to develop images. Now as a photographer in Singapore I spend much of my personal life capturing my family memories on my iphone and not my DSLR. I am constantly asked after posting images onto Facebook how I took that and where was I? Most of the time it was taken with my iphone and then edited with an app on my phone seconds later.
Someone once said to me ‘the best camera you have, is the one you have with you’ This really stuck with me because it doesn’t matter if you have the most expensive camera out there and what make it is, its about seeing what is around you and having the freedom and confidence to capture those moments.
Nowadays we can capture high quality images where ever we are and when ever the moment presents itself just by taking out the phone in our pockets! Photography is unique to all of us in terms of how we see the world around us and how we interpret it. We will all compose the same scene differently – that’s the magic of being a photographer having the creativity to make ‘see’ and ‘make’ an amazing picture.
I get inspired all the time by seeing other people’s photos and love Instagram for this reason. Makes me more aware of all the opportunities around me everyday that I can capture and how I could be more creative in my picture taking.
The apps that I love to use are Instagram, EyeEm, Handy Photo, Snapseed and I started to use Diptic to put together collages of photos from a day out or school sports day. It’s a great way to share the essence of the event or day without having to bombard people with several uploads on FB!
Tips for iphone photography? Be creative and look for the unusual, be individual and capture and make photographs that you are interested in.
So go download the apps, take out your iphone and start telling your story and show everyone that your imagination has no limits!
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