356 days in the life of Christian Cable                         DAY 140                         Duck                      ...
What!                     –A picture a day                                    DAY 169                                    ...
… but why?                   –“The best camera is the one that’s with you”Chase Jarvis™ It’s instant and low pressure™ ...
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 Z...
Camera 2: iPhone 4             –™ 5 Megapixel Camera™ Tap to Focus™ No Shutter Speed or Aperture Control™ No Zoom™ V...
Limitations mean …             – The only real  control you have is whereyou stand andwhen you press    DAY 314          ...
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 ph...
Taking a Photo                 –   Camera+ 1st finger to     focusand 2nd finger to meter the                      Camera...
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 pictur...
The Internet             – This leads to  each photo    typicallygetting around   100 to 400             DAY 258     view...
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 ...
Disadvantages               –™ Nothing is competition quality™ Low resolution™ Processing is over the top™ JPEG only,...
What did all this  teach me?                       –                  DAY 070 Worst. Self Portrait. Ever
I Noticed Patterns                 –                   Looking back                    over the year                  it’...
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 p...
Questions?    –
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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

  1. 1. 356 days in the life of Christian Cable DAY 140 Duck Adventure
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. … 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
  4. 4. Let’s talkEquipment – DAY 287 Retro-diculous
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Limitations mean … – The only real control you have is whereyou stand andwhen you press DAY 314 Tired the shutter
  8. 8. Let’s talkWorkflow – DAY 161 Everyone wants to know how the sandwich is made
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Taking a Photo – Camera+ 1st finger to focusand 2nd finger to meter the Camera+ exposure iPhone
  11. 11. Post Processing –photogeneAdjustinglevels and cropping photogene iPhone
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. The Internet – This leads to each photo typicallygetting around 100 to 400 DAY 258 views Screen Gazing
  14. 14. Advantages andDisadvantages – DAY 246 Dead Kitty DAY 142 Mabel J Cat
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. What did all this teach me? – DAY 070 Worst. Self Portrait. Ever
  18. 18. I Noticed Patterns – Looking back over the year it’s easy to spot what sort of DAY 300 For Sparta! things draw my eye…
  19. 19. Stairways –
  20. 20. DAY 011 Stairs
  21. 21. DAY 194Bowland Tower
  22. 22. DAY 199 about to see They Might be Giants on the South Bank
  23. 23. DAY 236Underpass
  24. 24. DAY 068 Stairs
  25. 25. DAY 338am I on repeat?
  26. 26. Food –
  27. 27. DAY 003Dark Chocolate Cupcake
  28. 28. DAY 212 Roses
  29. 29. DAY 058 Soupanova
  30. 30. DAY 297Coffee Time
  31. 31. DAY 251 Tomato
  32. 32. DAY 054Non-toasted Sandwich
  33. 33. Circles –
  34. 34. DAY 043Inside the Washing Machine
  35. 35. DAY 108 Red
  36. 36. DAY 348 xbox
  37. 37. DAY 347 Ceiling Detail
  38. 38. DAY 350Press for Exit
  39. 39. DAY 352 Zenit-E
  40. 40. Favourites –
  41. 41. DAY 265 Morecambe
  42. 42. DAY 336Laundrette
  43. 43. DAY 290 Train Journey
  44. 44. DAY 047Little Red Man
  45. 45. DAY 294Liquid Sky
  46. 46. DAY 353 Coffee
  47. 47. DAY 277West End Gardens
  48. 48. DAY 354 Grim.
  49. 49. DAY 305 The River Lune
  50. 50. DAY 319Aston Memorial
  51. 51. DAY 336 Chair
  52. 52. 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
  53. 53. Questions? –

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