A year of photography with a telephone
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A year of photography with a telephone



My talk about my year long project to take and upload a picture a day using only my mobile phone....

My talk about my year long project to take and upload a picture a day using only my mobile phone.

Given at Lancaster Photographic Society, 26th Jan 2010.

Website referenced in the talk is at http://christiancable.posterous.com



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A year of photography with a telephone A year of photography with a telephone Presentation Transcript

  • 356 days in the life of Christian Cable DAY 140 Duck Adventure
  • What! –A picture a day DAY 169 Free biscuits™ Taken make for a happy™ Processed and office™ Uploaded to the internetEveryday for an entire year using only my mobiletelephone. No computer, no photoshop.
  • … but why? –“The best camera is the one that’s with you”Chase Jarvis™ It’s instant and low pressure™ It’s very limited so there’s less to worry about™ All you can do is be in the right place; it’s just point and click™ … and it’s FUN! DAY 259 Soundwave
  • Let’s talkEquipment – DAY 287 Retro-diculous
  • Camera 1: T-Mobile G1 –™ 3.2 Megapixel Camera™ No Manual Focus™ No Shutter Speed or Aperture Control™ No Zoom™ Very short focal length so large Depth of Field DAY 107 Self Portrait
  • Camera 2: iPhone 4 –™ 5 Megapixel Camera™ Tap to Focus™ No Shutter Speed or Aperture Control™ No Zoom™ Very short focal length so large Depth of Field DAY 299 I *heart* Autumn
  • Limitations mean … – The only real control you have is whereyou stand andwhen you press DAY 314 Tired the shutter
  • Let’s talkWorkflow – DAY 161 Everyone wants to know how the sandwich is made
  • Workflow –™ Take Photo™ Process the photograph using an App on the phone™ Email the Photo from the phone to the website™ The website tells my friends on Facebook and twitter there’s a new picture to look at™ Repeat for an entire year DAY 288 Up on the roof
  • Taking a Photo – Camera+ 1st finger to focusand 2nd finger to meter the Camera+ exposure iPhone
  • Post Processing –photogeneAdjustinglevels and cropping photogene iPhone
  • The Internet –Each day all my friends on twitter and Facebook see I’ve posted a DAY 250 new picture. David has all the toys
  • The Internet – This leads to each photo typicallygetting around 100 to 400 DAY 258 views Screen Gazing
  • Advantages andDisadvantages – DAY 246 Dead Kitty DAY 142 Mabel J Cat
  • Advantages –™ Easy™ Portable™ You can take pictures in secret™ No big guilty “to edit” queue on my computer™ Loads of people see my pictures across the world™ Got me back in to the habit of capturing that moment DAY 247 Nom nom nom
  • Disadvantages –™ Nothing is competition quality™ Low resolution™ Processing is over the top™ JPEG only, not RAW™ Many people are watching™ Limited control - No zoom, no long exposure etc DAY 064 Pay Here
  • What did all this teach me? – DAY 070 Worst. Self Portrait. Ever
  • I Noticed Patterns – Looking back over the year it’s easy to spot what sort of DAY 300 For Sparta! things draw my eye…
  • Stairways –
  • DAY 011 Stairs
  • DAY 194Bowland Tower
  • DAY 199 about to see They Might be Giants on the South Bank
  • DAY 236Underpass
  • DAY 068 Stairs
  • DAY 338am I on repeat?
  • Food –
  • DAY 003Dark Chocolate Cupcake
  • DAY 212 Roses
  • DAY 058 Soupanova
  • DAY 297Coffee Time
  • DAY 251 Tomato
  • DAY 054Non-toasted Sandwich
  • Circles –
  • DAY 043Inside the Washing Machine
  • DAY 108 Red
  • DAY 348 xbox
  • DAY 347 Ceiling Detail
  • DAY 350Press for Exit
  • DAY 352 Zenit-E
  • Favourites –
  • DAY 265 Morecambe
  • DAY 336Laundrette
  • DAY 290 Train Journey
  • DAY 047Little Red Man
  • DAY 294Liquid Sky
  • DAY 353 Coffee
  • DAY 277West End Gardens
  • DAY 354 Grim.
  • DAY 305 The River Lune
  • DAY 319Aston Memorial
  • DAY 336 Chair
  • Summary –™ Limitations can be fun, and they make you think™ I’ve learnt a lot about myself™ More people than ever talk to me about my photography™ I can make pictures anywhere! DAY 365 The last of the snow
  • Questions? –