But, if you know how to handle your smartphone camera - and use the best apps - you can turn your iPhone, Android, or Windows phone into a full-featured "pocket studio" where you make images that draw people into your story.
My name is Meri Aaron Walker and I've been a photojournalist and exhibiting fine art photographer for over four decades. As The iPhoneArtGirl, I use my iPhone and iPad exclusively to capture, process and share stories about my clients' lives and businesses and to share my personal experiences, too.
I also teach others how to do the same in local, face-to-face workshops and in online tutorials, using Hangout.
Remember that feeling of freedom you got riding your first bike? If you know how to "ride" it, a smartphone can provide you with that same kind of pure joy ... all over again!
With 40+ years' experience shooting, printing, publishing, exhibiting, and teaching the photographic arts in traditional ways, I'm both a skilled mobile photographer and an enthusiastic teacher.
If you need some compelling images to help you tell your story - or you'd like to improve your own mobile photography skills - give me a call at 541-897-0499 to discuss a commission or an assignment or visit http://joyofiphoneography.com to reserve a seat in one of my upcoming workshops.
“Darkroom to Digital” debuted this evening on Oregon Public Television’s Art Beat. The documentary runs a little under an hour and covers the history of photography in Oregon through to the first wholly mobile photography show this summer at The Arts Center in Corvallis: "Expanding Visions."
For a short doc, this is a pretty fascinating survey that concentrates on the development of photography as an art form in Portland. Some interesting background about Minor White’s influence among Oregon photographers.
I’m delighted and honored that my piece, “The Newborn, 4," opens the section of the program on the "Expanding Visions Show."
@jameswdelano for @icp | Irrigation piping to feed water to fields of grain on a high plateau above Kawkaban at 3,000m while clouds from moisture pushed up mountains from the Red Sea build in the background, Yemen.
90% of Yemen’s is used for small scale farming like this. Half of that water is diverted away from growing food crops to grow qat, a mild narcotic which is legal in Yemen. The Times of London suggested that Yemen could be the first country to run out of water and that the capital city of Sana’a, with a population of 2 million could run out of water in a decade or sooner if the population continues to increase.
#yemen #arabia #water #globalwarning #climatechange
"In the age of digital media it’s as if the artwork is really a vehicle for documentary evidence of itself, rather than a thing in its own right. So I try to treat the evidence, too, on its own terms. Because much of my sculpture is kinetic and video is my documentary medium of choice, I also have to be a filmmaker." - artist and inventor Chris Fitch on what he strives to capture when documenting his work
"We were positively encouraged to create for ourselves minds we would want to live with. I had teachers articulate that to me: ‘You have to live with your mind your whole life.’ You build your mind, so make it into something you want to live with. Nobody has ever said anything more valuable to me."