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iPhones, camera apps and Pop Art

I joined Flickr in October 2007. At the time it felt like I was a late comer.

As I have certain obsessive tendencies, I had resisted the urge to join for well over a year.

I was concerned I would go down that rabbit hole and not come up for air for….years. And that, folks, is why I’ve never tried meth and don’t have Angry Birds on my phone. Nopie nope. Can’t do it.

Ah, what wonders to behold.

But I did join and I’m glad I did. The dizzying scope and array of artistic talent and vision presented on Flickr is staggering.

One of the first people I noticed and marked as a contact on Flickr was Barky aka Mark Schreiner, and his was one of the first images I ‘favorited’.

The Duck and The Dolphin – Copyright © Mark Schreiner. All rights reserved.

Mark’s work has a fantastic, shall we say lurid quality I find very appealing. It’s fun, bright, cheeky and dripping with slurpy color goodness.

It finally dawned on me that I would like to know a little bit more about this person  whose work I’ve been following for 5 years.

Road trip![…]

10 Best iPhone Camera Apps Besides Instagram

At least according to The Huffington Post

I found this interesting article about iPhone camera apps whilst stumbling about The Information Super Highway.

According to The Huffington Post, aside from Instagram, the following 10 camera apps are the best:

      • Hipstamatic
      • Camera+
      • IncrediBooth
      • CameraSharp
      • Fast Camera
      • Group Shot
      • CamWow
      • Pro HDR
      • Gif Boom
      • Flixel

Read the entire article and watch the video for Group Shot below:

iPhone Photography – Shoot, Edit and Share

Sweet new iPhone Photography book by DPS.

“The best camera is the one that’s with you.” Chase Jarvis

Know what the two most commonly used cameras now being used on Flickr are?

The iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4.

That’s pretty impressive, considering a phone was a phone was a phone,  just a few short years ago.

That’s why Digital Photography School has just released a new book, iPhone Photography – How to Shoot, Edit and Share Great Photographs.

iPhone Photography book from Digital Photography School

Image copyright © Deborah Wolfe. All rights reserved.

Bet you can’t guess what it’s all about….

Oh, that one was too easy. I won’t make you actually say it.

Before I go any further, let me share with you what I’ve learned in reading iPhone Photography.

Um. Everything. That’s right. Everything. I’m so serious.

I had NO idea I could do so much fantastic, SERIOUS photography with my iPhone camera.

Just take a look at the photo on the left. Took it from my car, while I was waiting in the bank parking lot.

Is the DSLR with interchangeable lenses obsolete?

Not just yet. But I can see the day not far off, when we’ll be able to leave it behind without so much as a backwards glance.

I never thought I would say this, but….I hardly ever take my big guns out of the holster anymore. At least not for my personal shooting.

Contents please.

iPhone Photography has a LOT of fantastic, practical information and phenomenal photos packed into its 106 pages.[…]