Another brilliant thought of SooSing … I love the article, I love the sample picture, and I do love iPhone too (*pity that i still haven’t yet acquired it). Kamera takeaway (yang dibawa bawa kemana mana) milik saya saat ini adalah Sony NEX 5n dengan 1 lensa terpasang. Thanks for sharing Soo
There is no point having an expensive (large/heavy) camera, only to leave it sitting in your dry cabinet. My journey in Photography really started with my iPhone 3GS, which I got in 2009, before it getting stolen in 2010 (sigh). (For me), the iPhone changed the paradigm for mobile photography, and it isn’t the camera built in – which was ok, but not fantastic.
Why do I like the iPhone?
Firstly, it’s with you at all times. And within one device, you can take a picture (discretely), process it (with more apps than you can possibly learn), then upload it immediately. I loved the iPhone for that versatility, and had great fun. Here’s just a few examples of my mobile phone pictures.
1.Candid – Tourists
This was a picture taken in Forbidden City. The iPhone allowed me to
stealthily take this candid shot (I snapped this from the hip, and kept walking) of a bunch of tourist taking a rest.
2. Landscape – Lake District
3.Architecture – British Museum
Mid day, harsh light – but good indoors. I love the British Museum (both content and architecture) – and this is good plan on lines and shadows. Not the best quality picture, but for my purpose – good enough job.
4.Apps – Philippines
I took this one lunch time, looking up, I liked the pattern of the lamp shades, snapped – then processed it on the spot (I don’t remember which free app I used), and uploaded it to facebook.
5.Apps – Singapore National Day parade
Another fun thing I did.I went to the NDP, and shot with my iPhone. One the apps allowed me to do this “Inception” like effect.
6.Apps – Beijing
This is my favorite App for all: tilt-shift generator, which makes your pictures look like miniatures. I had great fun, and used this lots! The best… US$1.99 spent.
There are limitations to a camera phone. I was not happy with it especially in low light. I’m sure the latest iPhone 4S has decent resolution now, and slightly bigger aperture – but it just can’t compare with the bokeh and low light ability of a DSLR. Then again, a DSLR cannot compare with the portability/use of use/stealth of a mobile camera.
But I hope to share with you, that you don’t need an expensive camera to take (good) pictures. Cameras don’t take pictures, people do. You cannot compensate a “bad eye” with a good camera.
Most importantly, keep your camera with you, and keep shooting.