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Tuesday, February 2, 2010


This is a lie. iPhone photography is something I’m a little bit addicted to. The main appeal of using the iPhone as a camera is owed to the ease of the device. When I was over in New York a couple of months ago my iPhone provided me with a easy-and inconspicuous way of snapping my memories. The quality of the iPhone camera also surprised me in this time and so by the end of the trip I had quite a few amazing snaps to remember my time in the beautiful city. I only wish that I was aware of some of the brilliant apps that are available.

My new favourite thing is to browse the iPhone App store for all the exciting camera apps. There are many out there, including ones that mimic the effects of analog photography. Amongst the fiery arena of the digital/analog debate I believe that digital photography and new ways of capturing images should be embraced. It excites me that some of the appealing features of both digital and analog photography are available in a compact telecommunication device that travels with you in your pocket, ready for any photo opportunity as they may appear. Affordability is yet another great feature. Although iPhones are not the cheapest gadget, the price in a photographers perspective is surely a small one!

The iShakeitphoto app is one of my favourites. It simulates a Polaroid photo being taken (complete with the development time!) and adjusts the colours and tone of the shot. Here are a couple taken in only the first week of having the app:

iPhonePhoto is A site exhibiting some great iPhone captured shots. You can also browse more iPhone shots on Flickr.

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