The cold, rain, clouds, all that multiplies into a dreadful overcast day. Moreover, the sun sets early in winter. This makes me slowly enter to a hibernating state…literally.
All that laziness bugs me day and night. There are times I just want to stop, hold and pause. That is to give myself a break and enjoy the moment. Surrounding by all all the year end Christmas does want me to indulge. I only want to casually shoot and embrace the moment. Maybe I’ve lost my guts, maybe I’m after another type of photo. I’m sure our fashion and trend change from season to season has a reason, same token to my photography. I must not be worrying about this change. I should welcome it instead.
It was a perfect timing or a complete accident to spark myself to look into mobile photography again. I never hang my camera on my neck. It’s no surprise that I keep my camera in bag while commuting or just when I’m not at the place shooting. It’s this little girl (Photo 3) with all the wonders on a ferry through the window reminded me if everything clicks in a frame, it’d work out no matter what camera is in your hand. So there I was, I pulled my phone out and made the shot.
I tried to let myself into mobile photography. It wasn’t the first time I had that motive. I evaluated my photography, specs of my phone, photos I get from my phone. It could only remain my ‘play’ camera. The 2 seconds shutter delay isn’t easy. My ‘play’ camera does its job well enough in most still shots especially during the day. I love the 1:1 dimension. There’s very little distraction. What’s in the frame is what I attempt to express. Nothing more, nothing less.
I wish apps like Hipstamatic or anything equivalent would arrive Android one day. Android would be a lot better off if there’re more high-end apps. Instagram is a good start. I want to see more down the road.
Yesterday I discovered Hipstamatic has their own digital magazine – Snap Magazine. It’s professionally published with loads of mobile photography you would imagine, plus their exclusive interviews on the photographers, food, artists, wines and whatnot. Whether you shoot with a phone or iPhone, or even conventional cameras; it’s a nice source for photography. I have already read two issues. It’s great. Best thing is, it’s completely free and with back issues up til their debut in June 2012. I thought I was never going to use my sister’s 1st Gen iPad. I never knew reading magazine on an iPad is this great. Never say never!!!