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Adventures in Photography | iPhone

The camera is a tool.  Granted some cameras are smarter than others, but having the best tools does not necessarily make you the best craftsman.  The way you see will determine your image; you decide how your photograph will be composed and given the correct instruction, the camera obediently carries out your will.

My young man became a year older on Saturday and the two of us spent the weekend in Stockholm to celebrate!  With Ryanair baggage restrictions to bear in mind I left the DSLR at home and instead took my Leica IIIa and two rolls of black and white film.  Even under a heavy, grey sky Stockholm is a very colourful city.  So whenever monochrome just wasn’t going to cut it, my iPhone camera came into play…

In the past I’ve blamed my camera when I didn’t get the photograph I wanted.  Only once I started to photograph with the best equipment did I realise it wasn’t the camera’s fault, and so began to pay more attention to the way I translate what I see into a final photograph.

A photograph taken on an iPhone is just as valid as a photograph taken on a Leica M9, and arguably a great picture is not always the result of a great camera, but a great eye!

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There is only you and your camera.  The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” – Ernst Haas

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