This the first post I prepared entirely on my wordpress app, can’t wait to see how it works out.
Needless to say that no matter how great your vision is, not having a camera with you will not help you get any pictures. It is simply a practical reality for me that I can’t have my SLR with me every day when I head to work. For the longest time, I just pestered at the missed opportunities, blamed this and that, and the other for my inability to take pictures. Yet, nothing said that a picture MUST be taken with an SLR. So what was stopping me? OK, you can’t really answer this question (it’s not that you can’t, but I just won’t let you, cuz I know what you will say, especially you Justin, yes I mean you, you know who you are …anyway, I digress).
Enters the iPhone. Other than the fact that it’s just a great piece of technology, the main reason I got my iPhone was specifically to be able to take pictures at will, whenever I feel like it.
The advantages are two-fold: 1) obviously, you have a camera on you at all times, that’s a big plus; 2) contrary to an SLR, you have almost zero control: no lens changes, no aperture or shutter speed setting, zero, nada, zilch. The result is in fact quite counter-intuitive: by restricting your possibilities, you in fact free your mind of its constraints. You have a set of parameters to work with, it’s now up to you to do something with them. From a creative perspective, I must say it is liberating. Instead of going for a different lens to produce the look you always produce, now you have to come up with a different way to view the same subject.
Now each week from now on, I will try (time allowing) to post an image I took with my iPhone.