8/25/2009

Don't Have a Camera? Use Your Cellphone!

Earlier this summer Lens, the photography blog of The New York Times, asked their readers "What's in your phone?" The response was incredible! The photography blog received over 1,500 images taken with readers' cellphones. David W. Dunlap (along with his colleague Josh Haner) sifted through all the photographs looking "with an eye toward graphic composition, use of light and unusual moments...exactly those fleeting moments at which one used to say, 'I wish I had a camera right now.'"

Cell phone cameras are beginning to hold their own as cameras become smaller but the resolution grows increasingly larger. The new iPhone 3GS now sports a 3 megapixel digital camera with autofocus! An array of 3rd-party apps can be added to play with the images post-production. More and more people are starting to play around with their creativity and (sometimes) using the only camera they immediately have available.

Sunset in the Saguaro National Park, Jacqueline Boling using an LG



Seal Rock, Oregon, Matt Hoskins using a Blackberry Pearl



Venice Beach, California, Dana Greene using an iPhone 3G



Berlin, B.C. Richter using a Sony Ericsson G900


To view the other amazing 349 photos in this gallery visit the article Readers' Photos: Call Forwarding at Lens. This is some really cool inspiration for you....and your phone!


3 comments:

Emily Wentworth said...

hey! great photos i really like the one with the red sheet!
i have started a photography slideshow on photobucket! here is the link i'll be updating it about once a week or so. enjoy!

http://s944.photobucket.com/albums/ad286/emily_arts

Emily Wentworth.

MMapes said...

This makes me want and awesome new phone :(
The camera on mine is terrible. But no matter what awesome applications are added to a camera phone the real images come from film!!!

Mr. Berryman said...

Amen, Megan!!