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Instant Capture


I've been hearing how good the little cameras are on the iPhone. I've also noticed the many photographers who I follow online using their phones as their daily camera. I was skeptical to say the least: I accepted that the odd image now and then would work because of accidental good lighting, or a superb subject, but not due to creativity! Well, I started using my new iPhone recently and I am very, very, impressed. I cannot believe how much I can do with such a small camera. The features of the numerous apps available provide a world of options with many more to come, I'm sure.

Lomography and instant film photography intrigue me. The lack of full control and the zero post editing offers something unique and beautiful. I really don't have the time to learn and experiment with film, and definately not to learn about development techniques. The iPhone and photo/camera apps quench my thirst for this avenue of photography. The convenience of having this capability in my pocket, everywhere I go, is the icing on the cake.

Once I tidy up my collection pages into themed galleries (one day), I will add one for images taken by phone. To keep them interesting, I will do zero editing. My favourite shots will simply be uploaded as-shot. The above are a start. They're my favourites over the first three weeks of my phone's life. I hope you like them and the others to follow.

Reader Comments (5)

I wanted to get a decent point-and-shoot digital as a secondary camera but never had time to evaluate the myriad of choices (and didn't want to pay the higher prices). Had the great idea to give my wife my 3rd Gen iTouch just so I could by the newer model with the camera. After seeing your results, I can't wait to get it!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKen

Be careful, Ken. I had the iPod touch for a few months. The camera on that is nothing like the iPhone 4!

January 10, 2011 | Registered CommenterBuYousef

not able to see the pictures the last two posts. not sure why!! something to do with my system or your format...but dont see any other complaints!! :)

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteronlooker

I too was surprised by the processing capabilities of the iPhone. Nice photos you got here, some of them have a Polaroid look and I mean that in a good way :)

January 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

Your children are growing so fast! Aren't they fun to be around? Don't you love the way they are thinking?

February 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIntlxpatr

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