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Exploring iPhoneography…

By Linsibrownson @CleverSpark

Greetings and hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend! With 2012 just around the corner, the week is bound to be filled with new year festivities and parties.

And no doubt many of these events will be well-documented. Which brings me to the topic of today’s post: iphoneography.

Exploring iPhoneography…

These days, phones are used for much more than making calls… More than a few of us use them as cameras more often than as phones (and many would argue it functions better in that capacity). In fact, last month, celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz made headlines with her response when asked what camera she recommends- the iPhone. Citing it as the ‘snapshot camera of today’, she discussed the versatility and usability of the multifunctional mobile device. Which may not come as much of a surprise to the many apple devotees already out there…

What may be more of a surprise are the rapidly growing communities of iphoneographers, including the increasing number of galleries featuring exhibits dedicated to the creative application of the iPhone as camera and photo editor. The two images below are finalists for the International iPhoneography Show- pretty impressive for a cell phone…

Exploring iPhoneography…

Often, several camera and editing apps are utilized to create artistic effects, and there are resources online that address techniques and applications. For more on photo manipulation, find information, tutorials, and app reviews online at lifeinlofi.com, iphonography.com, or iphoneographic.com.

But to get you started, I’ll look at a few of the basic accessories and apps that I use to enhance photos and videos with minimal effort- for professional and personal purposes.

Tripod: whether you need to stabilize an image or shoot from a precarious angle, these flexible versions come in handy. The iStabilizer has a very simple means of attaching to the phone that doesn’t require the removal of any protective case and works with most phone models. Great for cat videos.

Exploring iPhoneography…

Macro/Wide Angle Lens: A recent addition to my iPhone gear, these lenses work remarkably well for the size and cost. The macro functions a bit better, as seen in the close-up shots below- more info here.

Exploring iPhoneography…

Thanks for reading, and share your photos- or if you’re on instagram- share your username below and see you there! @myd

(and if you don’t use Instagram, you should definitely check it out.) Enjoy!

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