As we grow closer to our cell phones, we become less dependent on other devices like digital camera or MP3 players. People are finding ways to make photography feasible while using simple devices like their phones. Downloadable apps give the phone settings similar to point-and-shoot or SLR cameras. The apps give the camera phone improvements and options that a regular old-school camera has, such as micro settings or color filters. Photography is becoming easier even though many no longer use cameras.
Earlier in the year, you read about how digital cameras are slowly become less popularized by camera phones. True to word, it’s happening. DCist Exposed Photography Show held in March 2012 received hundreds of entries including one from Jessica Del Vecchio who used her iPhone to capture Rush Hour Metro.
iPhone 4S uses a high-end infrared filter to give photos a better color than other camera phones, as well as improved auto white balance to get the real color. The improved len also has increased sensitivity to light and a shorter exposure time so that the camera will produce higher quality photos in any light situation.
Del Vecchio edited her image using the Camera+ app directly on her iPhone. The app has 16 scenic modes to improve photographs, from beach mode to food mode, it has every possible option to suit your event. It can also adjust the overall color tone of the image for a suggestive dramatic look. Another app gives images filtered effects and tilt-shift blurs to change the feeling of the moment.
Rush Hour Metro is evidence that photography does not need an expensive medium to create images and sometimes, a moment happens so quickly that you don’t have time to pull out your digital camera. Del Vecchio took advantage of what is for the most part, always in our hands, our cell phone. What are ways that you use your camera phone? Do you use it to take pictures of friends and family or do you use it to take a picture of your car so you remember where you parked? I know which I do!