Just moments after I published this blog post, the news broke about Facebook buying Instagram for 1 billion dollars!
I’m going mobile!
Just under a year ago I purchased my first iPhone after my 6 year old mobile phone finally shed it’s mortal coil. I was hesitant to go with a smart phone at the time, mostly because I rarely use my cell phone. In fact, now that I’m using an iPhone, the actual phone part of it is just another app.
I use my iPhone for so many different reasons and I’m amazed at what it can do. One of the best parts about the iPhone – for me at least – is the camera and all the cool photography apps that are out there. I’m having a lot of fun with so many new ways to take, edit, and share cool photos instantly! Is it a serious form of photography? My answer is: What’s so serious about photography? Photography should be fun!
One of the very best parts of my job is when I see reactions in people’s eyes and faces when I share some of my images with them. Just like any other artist, I want and hope that you will love what I do with my craft. Finding new ways to have fun with photography is always a good thing, right?
I Love Photography
Or perhaps I should say: “iLove iPhoneography”. Working with this type of camera brings photography all back to some basic level for me. I truly enjoy the simplicity of framing, aiming, and shooting. What is equally of interest to me is what you can do with your images afterward in the dozens of great apps that are available for a very low price or quite often for free.
New section on the blog
I’m busy, like everyone else today I have far too much on my to-do list and never enough time to actually do all the things that should be at the top of my list. This includes being diligent with writing blog posts. I began the blog by posting a single image per post two to three times a week. Every so often I’d post a more in depth article with many photos and I found that this resonated better with my readers… Yeah you! I also enjoyed writing these posts more than the short ones, so I decided to keep that format and post only once a week.
With more projects in the works than ever before and several trips lined up for the near future, I found myself wondering how I could possibly write so many long posts with a large amount of photos while travelling. The photos take hours to edit and I have no opportunity to do that kind of work when I’m on the road. What to do, what to do??
It then dawned on me! The ideal thing to do is to share immediately relevant images from where I am in my travels. With my trusted iPhone at my side at all times, I’ll now be sharing some stories and iPhone images on the blog while I’m visiting new and exciting places. This way I can keep you up to date with where I am and what I’m doing in a brand new way. With these posts you’ll also get s sneak preview of some of the locations that I am photographing with my more serious gear.
Look for my next iPhoneography posts to be from Umbria and Tuscany. I couldn’t ask for a more spectacular location to be sharing photos from.
“A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.”
So often I get caught up in trying to get the perfect shot with my regular set up of big cameras and lenses and I’m envisioning the final result in my head. I have a certain style that I try to stay somewhat faithful to. When using the iPhone to take a quick shot and then manipulating the photo in one of the apps I use, I can clear my mind for a moment and see the scene in a new way. I’m loving all the varieties and possibilities at my fingertips! There is no one right way to photograph a scene and I’ll be doing my best to share as many different styles of photo manipulation as possible when I post new iPhone photos on the blog.
So much more!
From now on I’ll have not so regularly scheduled posts with my iPhoneography images and reviews on cool iPhone apps and gadgets. I’ll also be reviewing some travel clothes and gear, stuff that can help make your trips more enjoyable. In addition to these reviews I’ll also be sharing some more information on copyright in photography and how photographers can protect themselves legally.
I’ll still be posting the regular blog post as often as I can, but when I’m on a busy shoot in some far off place, it isn’t always possible. It felt like the right time to make the decision to diversify a bit more and offer some more informational posts and reviews as well as these new iPhoneography articles.
Most of the images I’ll be posting are also going to be available to you iPhone and Android phone users via Instagram.
You can find me on Instagram under the name: KenKaminesky To see my Instagram feed, you can visit my Facebook Photography page and click on the Instagram feed link.
Here’s a bit of a preview of what king of images I’ll be posting:
Look for a BIG announcement next week on my blog! :D
Siddhartha Joshi says
I really like the spontaneity and simplicity of these pictures Ken :) Good to see all the variety!
I love simplicity. I’m not a professional photographer but at amazed what can be done with a simple point and shoot. Have to keep my carry equipment to a minimum because I have a dodgy spine. Sounds like iphoneography is for me … as soon as I get an iPhone.
Love some of the shots here – This iphoneography lark is pretty addictive eh
Great shots. Your clearly have discovered some of the great iphoneography apps. What is your favorite?
W Brian Duncan (AKA IPBrian) says
I love that you are doing this…the iPhone if nothing else is an awesome tool for composition, plus it is most always with you. Developing that ever watching eye for a good photo is a skill every “serious” photographer needs.
Corporate Headshots says
Love Instagram and used to get my Nikon out when wandering around London, but its all on the iPhone now. I wander when the iPhone will take over from the pro cameras?
Crazy right, 1 billion dollars, that’s huge man. Instagram have been one of the apps that I use quite often on my iPhone too.
Ken Kaminesky says
Siddhartha, thanks! That is the key for me about iPhoneography… The variety!
Tracey, you’ll love the iPhone!
Tristanography, it sure is addictive. Can’t wait for Italy and Iceland. That should be incredible for all kinds of photography.
Paul, I use Snapseed, Camera+, Retro Camera, Picture Show, Photoforge2, PhotoStudio, Pro HDR, Tilt Shift Gen, and will be testing a ton more.
Brian, It is good practice and keeps the eye sharp… Good point!
CH, cant wait till everything can be done on small cameras like this.
my favorite pic on this post: MAGIC!!!! :)
Lisa Wood says
You blow me away with your photos from your camera and now this! Amazing – I love what you are able to do with your iphone and applications!
Tony Jain says
I like it
A Montrealer Abroad says
I’m sure your iPhoneography will be just as great as your regular photography. It’s often not about the tools, but the inspiration, and I believe you’ve got that aplenty!
I can’t tell you how nice it was to read this coming from you, a “real” photographer :) I’ve been championing for iPhoneography for a while now and quite often get have been met with the whole…”well you know nothing can replace a good DSLR”. Of course it can’t! But that’s not what we are trying to do here – it’s a completely different medium. It’s like the pop music of the photography world, maybe it is not always respected as much but it is easy to produce and damn catchy! Anyway, really cool that you started to do this (sorry I realize this post is pretty old but this is my first time visiting your site)! If you need any app recommendations, I’ve got a ton – I’ve written a couple articles on Matador about it. In the meantime, keep trying for those epic sunsets…you’re so close ;)
Ken – Great set of images.
I use most of the apps you listed here. Have you tried 645 Pro? It has replaced the native iPhone camera app for me.
great website it is ;) very interesting stories :) well done. please read tour america blog if you are looking for even more interesting stories ;)
Sean Gannon - Headshots UK says
I avoided Instagram for ages but now love it for personal images
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