The Creative Photography Thread - Mobile Phone Edition!
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[QUOTE=daijitsu;28852031]went drinking today and actually got into a discussion starting with a statement from my friend about how my camera does a lot of the work for me. Instead of just arguing against, I posed a thought for him to ponder on about how subjective proper art is; how it doesn't matter what the camera is, but what the artist does. Sure, you can tell a child "go to this place at this time and use these settings to take a picture of this thing", but even then the child will not come back with the same photos an artist, a proper photographer would.
Using a crappy camera, say, my phone, a good artist could come up with anything and others would say "wow that's nice", but then again art is subjective; a famous artist could slap paint on a canvas with no meaning and yet people will buy it and talk for hours about how deep it is, and your mom can take the most expensive camera known to man, take a picture that means everything to her, and people will judge it like it's just another snapshot from a disposable camera.
I took a shot not even thinking about it, of the glass sitting in front of him and asked him to think about what makes it artistic, and what makes it "just a picture I snapped ten seconds ago of your beer".
What do you guys see? I felt a critic or an onlooker could gaze at it and talk about the juxtaposition of the warm and cool lights to the sides, the warm vs the cool reflections in the parts of the glass with and without liquid, of the woman in the class and the ruffles of the napkin representing some emotion I would never have thought of. Art is in the eye of who views, but who is to say that there isn't more human element to mechanical in the process of taking a photo that's even a [i]little[/i] worthwhile?[/QUOTE]
To me photography is more about the journey that was taken to get to the photograph than the technical aspirations of it, which is merely wrapping for the present that is the story behind it. You just sat there and took a picture of a glass.. not special, although it's not the camera that makes it 'not special'
I took a picture of a cat that looked [i]just[/i] like that.
Shame she died some time ago.
On an LG Voyager from 2008 :v:
Taken on a Sony Ericsson C510 Cyber-shot, 3.2MP
Instagram shots. Cry me a fucking river.
Some crappy iphone shots of me having tea on my balcony.
Edited on the iphone too.
Don't know if i'd like that view though. Where is it?
[editline]1st May 2011[/editline]
Looks like dubai
You guys have pretty sweet camera phones, HD2 repreSENT
Someone is burning Nireland down, the smoke is coming from a place called Pigeon top 30minutes drive away!
Ok I should have some decent-
Am I doing it right?
what the fuck is that on that guys fingers... cum?
My phone has such an awful camera. I only like to take landscape shots on it to use as wallpapers on it's 360x640 screen because it looks nice enough.
It's a 5530 by the way.
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/crembovav/5690696619/]God Rays[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/crembovav/]Crembo Vav[/url], on Flickr
Edited, but still.
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/eddieo92/5696625639/]007[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/eddieo92/]Eddieo92[/url], on Flickr
Somewhere in Chinatown.
Took this little panorama with my Thunderbolt's 8MP shooter. Used Photoaf from the Android Market(free version) to take it and stitch it together. I honestly didn't expect it to come out like that...I just wanted to see how my camera worked.
The stitching's a little blurred and off(had to take each shot manually to get the desired effect), but I think it looks fairly decent.
I was in Rio yesterday, and they had this amazing street fair. Shame I didn't have an actual camera, so I pretty much just took casual pics with my shitty phone's cam:
I was so meh I didn't even bother trying to get artsy pics. If only I had an actual camera there... so much cool shit.
Unicorn Kid performing at the Belladrum Festival last year.
Edinburgh City Council seems to want us to fill the blanks ourselves.
Both taken with my nokia 5800, has pretty terrible noise in most pictures unfortunately.
hipstamatic is actually lovely
Sorry bro, but I'm afraid that's [B]quite[/B] bad. :frown:
Pictures themselves are nice, but they are quite red. :raise:
[QUOTE=Oicani Gonzales;29745791]Sorry bro, but I'm afraid that's [B]quite[/B] bad. :frown:[/QUOTE]
nah bro, and why would you give a fuck anyway? :)
and yeah dai the point was the content, though they looked alot more sepia on the phone than red.
I'm not very good I know.. I'm very new to this stuff.
The keyboard one is normal, but I really like the cat pic
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