In the past couple years I have really enjoyed going back to the ‘point and shoot’ nature of photography, mostly via the tool I have most handy at all times. This tools’ simplicity is flawed in many ways but its’ back to basics – point, click, go aspect appeals to me on a fundamental level. The quirkiness of its’ shortcomings, the inability to manipulate the exposure accurately in camera, the lack of controls – all these would be seem to be frustrating for a pro photographer who enjoys the CONTROL aspect of photography. But that’s the rub. It’s the simplicity in the tool, the ability to use various apps that allow you to express creativity without the digital darkroom (AKA Photoshop) or chemicals (AKA the actual darkroom). The simplicity + the ability to control the variables normally associated with downloading and manipulating on a computer make it such a fun tool for photographers and amateurs alike. Of course I’m speaking of the iPhone camera.
I read a quote several days ago and I think I’ll share it here:
“If your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” ~Henry J. Kaiser