I have been pretentious when it comes to phone cameras. Always the last one I go for, often forgetting I have it.
That’s unfair of me. Camera phones continue to change our world in ways we can’t predict or fully understand. The ease, concealment and wide-spread use share the world more then any medium before. From pets to people, welcome parties to war zones, the game has changed.
“You finally have a video technology that can fit into the palm of one person’s hand, and what the person can capture can end up around the world,” James E. Katz is quoted saying in a 2011 New York Times article.
Here’s an edit of some of my iPhone images.
For only $29 you can look horrible like snooki too!
Broken. Me Too.
Colorful and salubrious bloody marry.
Worker on the tarmac.
Bikers prepare to leave Denali National Park.
Above: The silhouette of a tree creates abstract patterns as colors cascade across Green Lake in Seattle, WA.
Using layers effectively can be a powerful way to captivate an audience. The effect of taking a three-dimensional scene and rendering it two-dimensional can be greatly minimized by offering multiple layers as focal plains to create depth.
An easy trick to think about is having something in the foreground, mid ground and background. Shoot through objects like fences, window frames or tree limbs to instantly add depth. Clouds, fog and mist all help individual layers stand out from each other, and adding a reflection can quickly increase depth.
The edge of a window, clouds and shoreline make for three very distinct layers.
Multiple rooms with varied lighting and window reflections create a confusing set of layers.
Foreground, mid ground and background to create layers, with complementary colors to boot!