This is close to what I regard as my iPhoneography style. I often state that my aim is not to capture a scene, instead I like to create an atmosphere.
Whilst many strive to achieve a straight out of camera purity, that is rarely my style. I enjoy seeing those images, wonderful works that have significantly more impact in print than on screen. A great natural image printed to a large scale is a beautiful thing.
iPhoneography is very capable of capturing journalistic standard images and we’ve seen many stories in recent weeks about respected journalists using mobile phone cameras to capture some stunning images. Not for the first time, The New York Times recently featured an Instagram image on it’s front page. (Citation at foot).
As for me, I’ll keep treating my images as a raw material and playing with my apps as I see fit. The trend of mobile photography forming part of a wider journalistic and public relations strategy is something that is, in my opinion, going to grow and grow. We are only at the start of something here.
Process and apps used
Hipstamatic ~ Initial capture (Tinto 1848 Lens and AO BW Film). Note this lens has been renamed Tinto 1884 and it is possible your version could have either name – see http://hipstography.com/en/news-en/tintype-snappak-2.html (new window):
Snapseed ~ crop border. Retain 1:1 aspect ratio:
Snapseed ~ Center focus – old lens preset with the central point shifted towards the top of the image:
The New York Times published an iPhone photo edited by Instagram on its Sunday front page… more (new window)
I was honoured that my iPhoneography image ‘Commuting’ was selected to be featured by The App Whisperer in their weekly Flickr Group showcase.
We have put together another very special Flickr group showcase , our fourteenth of 2013 with some of our favorite images and some great new talent that have been uploaded to our Flickr group – Mobile Photography & Imagery, this week. The quality of submissions continues to rise, so we have decided to make our showcases that much bigger to incorporate as much of this stunning mobile art and photography as we can and to get it out to a wider audience.
Joanne Carter ~ The App Whisperer
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