Phoneography

Harry Marks posted over at Curious Rat an article title ‘Phoneography’. In it, he takes issue with the idea that ‘phoneography’ is ruining photography.

I agree with everything he wrote.

Phone cameras are getting better and better, and have two HUGE advantages over dedicated cameras of any shape or size:

  1. your smart phone is (almost) always with you
  2. the sharing options on a smart phone are plentiful and easily accessed

I can take a picture with my iPhone almost anywhere and share it almost anywhere. By choice I usually post things to Twitter, and Apple has made that stupidly easy. No matter what, you can’t do that with my wife’s Nikon DSLR without going through multiple steps, and usually I don’t carry a DSLR along with me.

‘Phoneography’ isn’t ruining photography, that’s an absurd statement.