I LOVE iPhone photography. I know I’ve said that before, but love, love, love it. Why? There are many reasons that iPhoneography has become my creative medium of choice:

  1. It’s so fully portable, the iPhone camera, and always handy to grab an image anywhere, and at any time.
  2. Due to the “limitations” of the tool, it is forcing me to be a better photographer.
  3. For most (but not all) images, it requires slowing down, being patient, and taking time to compose a shot.
  4. There are a multitude of photography apps available, which can, with an artistic eye and some talent and skill, take a “not so great image quality iPhone photo” (I am still using the iPhone 3G, refusing to upgrade and have always felt the camera really is not all that great on its own) … and turn it into a stunning work of art. Really, I do believe this to be true, not only in my work, but in the work of many well known and up and coming iPhone photographers. There is some fantastic art being created via the medium of iPhone art and iPhoneography.
  5. One must focus on at least some of the basic elements of good art and photography, such as line, composition, rule of thirds, texture, color, color harmony, balance, negative space, shape, rhythm, pattern, etc. Doing this takes time and thought, as well as intuition and observation of what surrounds you.
  6. I get to throw all of the above in #5. out, and use no rules and break all of the rules if I feel like it 🙂
  7. It’s fast, immediate, faster than my digital SLR from capture, to post-processing and posting images online.
  8. It’s easy to focus on framing an image.
  9. The iPhone doesn’t always do what I want it to, meaning that often it’s either too dark or overexposed, depending on the angle of viewing an image. So, it requires problem solving and creativity to figure out how to create the image you want in a different way, and sometimes that means shifting the camera 1 mm or 1 cm or an inch this way or that way. The phone camera does not always allow the artist to control the work. And I LOVE losing control and not having control, to create art. Some of the best art comes from letting go of control.
  10. It’s FUN. Fun. Fun.
  11. Lots more reasons! (in upcoming blog posts)

I’ll be writing more about this as we get closer to Social Media Camp, where I will be presenting on this topic. One thing I love about any kind of photography, whether I’m using my DSLR or my iPhone, is having a camera handy at all times, and while on a mini-trip, having the camera ready, and me ready, to pull over on the highway, turn down a new country road, and hop out of the car at any time, to grab a photo (or sixty). Photography is a big part of any trip in my car, no matter how long or short the journey.

In this case, I went to Victoria (about 2.5-3 hours south of my home in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island) and I stopped at this location both on my way down-Island and on the way back home, as these old rusty trucks were just too hard to resist. I am thrilled with the results achieved via iPhone camera and several photography apps.

Funnily enough, in only the first image below, the truck had a name on it, “Gerald” and my brother Gerry’s formal name was Gerald. He would LOVE this image … so Gerry, here’s to you 🙂 May I present, Gerald:

~ Brenda Johima ~

Copyright 2011 Brenda Johima | Images May Not Be Used In Any Way Without Written Permission

Old Rusty Truck Captured with iPhone 3G

Copyright 2011 Brenda Johima | Images May Not Be Used In Any Way Without Written Permission

Old Rusty Truck Captured with iPhone 3G

Copyright 2011 Brenda Johima | Images May Not Be Used In Any Way Without Written Permission

Old Rusty Truck Captured with iPhone 3G

Copyright 2011 Brenda Johima | Images May Not Be Used In Any Way Without Written Permission

Old Rusty Truck Captured with iPhone 3G

Copyright 2011 Brenda Johima | Images May Not Be Used In Any Way Without Written Permission

Thanks for viewing my images, and there are lots more on the way.

~ Brenda Johima ~

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