I’ve done quite a bit of traveling outside the country over the last few years. And you’d say that I was a fool if I told you that I didn’t have a camera on me for any of those trips. Could you image being 10 yards away from a real, live lion in the wild in Africa and not getting a picture of it?
However, I left the camera at home on my most recent trip to Haiti. Why? Mobile photography. With an 8MP camera (that also records 1080p HD video) on my DROID, and with social sharing tools like Instagram and Facebook, I found myself using my phone’s camera to capture and share the images instantly.
What does that mean for the evolution of photography? And better yet, how can we leverage mobile photography and photo sharing tools to help us better tell our stories?
Courtesy of Overgram
Is photography dead?
Quite to the contrary. I think it’s alive and kickin’. But (puns intended) it’s been taken to so many diverse levels with digital enhancement, the addition of words, and all sorts of other special effects. It’s not the world of photos that I learned in 4H Photography back in the mid 1980’s.
That infographic deal is such a smorgasbord photo history overload that I cannot focus on any one part of it. I think a lot has been lost in the simplicity of photography…
I totally agree with you Darlene… Photography is now much more accessible to the average user with decent cameras on phones and apps that help enhance those photos. and when it’s done socially with mobile photos (like with Instagram), then the good stuff can still stand out. i’ve seen some AMAZING images come from people who might never own a “real” camera. and i continue to see jaw-dropping stuff coming from those who do (both through Instagram and their professional images).
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