Native camera vs appsOpportunity to play todayWhy mobile photography in the words of @Malbooth from UTS because reasons!
This statistic is pretty incredible.
I went on an OS holiday recently took over 1000 photos all on my phone. I was able to share them instantly with my follwers/friends/family. SLR stayed in hotel room as did my point and shoot. When I went to Laneway a couple of weeks ago many many people taking photos on their phones.
In today’s session we are going to talk about and play with some apps and filters. My apologies the session really is apple device centric although I believe android phones have something going on… just not sure what
Why mobile photography? We have ubiquitous proliferation of devices. I think they breed in the night. Like Gremlins if they get wet. Evil devices grow. With filters very easy to create photos that look good and with apps and social media very easy to share. This is not a how to take brilliant photos workshop but here are some tips from one of the best mobile street photographers around @mishobaranovicOne of the best tips I have is join a community of mobile photographers. I met Misho through @igersmelbourne but I have met so many wonderful people and some like are serious photographers. I still use Instagram. I also use EyeEm and Flickr but if I see something amazing I ask the creator how they did it. Most people warm, friendly and will share. Native camera on iphone or use apps… I prefer apps better editing but more about that later.
Show amazing pics taken on mobile phone Turn around to the person next to you and ask permission to take their photo. How did that make you feel?Show of hands UncomfortableOkayNo problem at all… Does your organisation have a release form? Show of handsYesNoDon’t know
But first Demo Small group discussion: What are your favourite apps? Do you have any? Top 3 Report back from a couple of groups…Availability cost
Filters and special effects are preset filters that help you to easily enhance your photos.
Take a photo in the room: Spend time applying different filters to an image – 15 minutes
Sharing – heard a lot about instagram which is sill my favourite site for sharing….Others include:
Sharing – heard a lot about instagram which is sill my favourite site for sharing….I use tumblr for my blog now because I mostly share photos…Flickr app better than beforeInstagram had some issues around terms & conditions which you should read up on but you need to make an informed choice about any social network you join…
Show examples: competitions; blogs; etc…Instawalks/instameets/Small group discussion… Good examples Ask someone to report back
Show examples: competitions; blogs; etc…Instawalks/instameets/
Live the dream
mobile photographymore than #selfies Laneway Festival Flickr 2013 @haikugirloz
Take-up soared by 104 per cent to 8.67 million units over the 12 months to May 2012 (Australian Communications and Media Authority 2013).App: Comicbook!