Mobile photography, smartphone photography, iPhoneography or whatever you want to call it, it’s clear that taking great pictures with a phone has become a thing now. It is now so established that major international competitions exist solely for the mobile medium and even pros are creating works of art and commercial images using their smartphones. That’s the extreme end, of course, but on the other, we have Instagram and Facebook photos that look exceptional.
When the history of mobile photography is written three dates will appear significant in the chapter on post-digital: June 11th 1997 when the first image was taken by a cameraphone, the launch of the iPhone and the launch of Instagram.
Mobile photography is the art of photography using a smartphone or mobile device. Defined using the philosophy of ‘the best camera is the one that’s always with you’, this relatively new form of photography has firmly established itself as the visual vanguard of the 21st century, being discreet, intimate and always accessible to capture a moment.
If you own a smartphone made in the last couple of years, chances are it has a pretty damn good camera on it, too. This new club competition is all about exploring this new area of photography, learning along the way and taking better pictures with that smartphone.
We want to show existing, new and potential members you don’t need hundreds or thousands of pounds of camera gear to take great looking and competition quality photos.
In addition, the more practised and familiar with the camera’s on our mobile phones, the better we will be able to capture those fleeting life moments of friends and family.
With all that in mind, this is a fun competition, all members are eligible and encouraged to enter. You can enter an image captured and edited on a mobile device from 1st January 2018 onwards.
So please join in and have a go. Put the Canon’s, Nikon’s, Photoshop and Lightroom to one side and show what you can achieve with your phone and some free apps.