Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Accidental Tourist


I heard about this exhibit on the radio and I decided to check it out last weekend.  It was a juried group photography exhibit with a twist.  All of the photos submitted had to be taken in Arizona within the last two years AND they had to be taken with cell phones.  Ten local photographers were chosen and their works were represented in the show.  The photos in my shot above have all been seriously processed.


This group  was a little more natural.  It was an interesting concept and well worth seeing but, I must say, none of the photos wowed me.  In the radio interview, they talked about how cell phone cameras have evolved and how cell phones take excellent photos now.  I don't think any of the photos spoke to the quality of cell phone photos today.  


10 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

I guess if you are lucky you could get a decent snap with a smart phone, but I use mine to surf the web and talk on the phone.

Steve Reed said...

It is true that camera phones are amazingly good these days, but over-processing is a dangerous trap!

William Kendall said...

Some pretty shots in among those, Sharon.

Jacob said...

Cell phones can indeed take decent photos but because of small sensors will never match the quality of a modern DSLR.

cieldequimper said...

I prefer my camera... Mainly because my mobile phone takes crappy pics!

RedPat said...

Much better to use a camera!

Catalyst said...

I think my Smartphone takes better pictures than my camera.

Bob Crowe said...

Almost everyone I know has been seriously processed.

Jack said...

I agree that some cell phones now can take excellent images. The ones in this show might not be the excellent ones. A high school classmate is a professional photographer who is on the staff of Boston's Museum of Art. He posts photos on Facebook all the time, some taken with top DSLR and lenses, and some simply iPhone photos on the train to work. In his hands, the iPhone photos are uniformly good. Remember, the best camera is the one you have with you!!!

Kate said...

i think that smart phone cameras are fun but I still think that a DSLR camera is tops, esp if it includes a good lens.