written by Dale Van Minsel, guest blogger
Back in 2007, the first Apple iPhones came with a built-in camera. This allowed you to take photos of reasonably quality wherever you went and easily view them on the screen. As iPhones models and features progressed, the camera system continued to improve and features were added to include mobile applications (apps) to edit, organize and share photos via social media. Because of these new capabilities, the iPhone camera was quickly becoming one of people’s ways of taking photos.The era of “iPhoneography” was born. Editing of these captured images could be anything from enhancing images to better show “what you saw” to extending the possibilities of your images into the world of art.
As new phones using the Android or Windows Mobile operating systems came on the market, many of the photographic capabilities of the iPhone quickly became available on the new systems. Because of this, the name “iPhoneography” was commonly called “Mobile Photography” to reflect all mobile devices.
Today, most mobile phones contain powerful cameras sometimes with multiple lenses, ready to capture your images using different focal lengths. Other features such as “Night Mode” and enhanced processing are designed to give you outstanding images with minimal effort. With these powerful photographic capabilities, most people no longer carry a separate camera unless they are planning to go out to specifically shoot photos. Mobile Phones have become known as “The Camera You Always Have With You.”
The advantage is that you are no longer limited to capturing photos when you have your camera handy. You can capture quality images whenever you see something interesting.
Editing apps are easily available at prices ranging from Free, to $10. Most of these apps can be used on a tablet as well as a phone giving you a full-featured editing system.
It’s no surprise that Mobile Photography has become popular. It allows you to fully explore the creative side of photography with minimal cost (you probably already have the phone.)
So, get out there and explore the world using your mobile phone. There’s lots to be discovered. You’ll see things in a whole new way as you search for interesting images to capture.
I’ll see you next time as we begin to explore interesting editing apps available for Mobile Photography.