I say it here quite often that I’m not a fan of phone photography. I have seen good examples of what some folks can do with a phone, but quality wise the things just bug me. A ten year old point and shoot digital camera still runs circles around even the best phone cameras. I look at them more for what they are best at, fun snapshot or documentation type photos. I use a phone for all of my day job document photos when I am on job sites and it makes a nice small alternative to having to have a camera with me when I’m doing other things. Plus I often have to text or email the photos which is a breeze – when I have cell coverage.
But the “artist” in me always tries to make something from nothing and on occasion I like to play with filters and work some phone pics a little. Since I have a personal phone with me almost always and I have to have my work phone with me always since I am on call 24-7 I do snap the occasional photo when I am out and about.
This photo was taken during a visit to the Carnegie Museum of Art when I went to view a photography exhibition. After viewing the exhibition my wife and I like to peruse the other displays while we are there. Man, those dinosaurs were big! Moving on, as I was about to go through some glass doors into the next area. I like how they reflected the statues that were behind me, so I snapped a quick pic with my phone. A few twiddles of my thumbs using Toaster filters and, voila, instant art!
The burden of an artist’s eye in a world of phone cameras.