Mobile photography is a new interesting yet challenging field in the wonderful world of photography. It is just a new jargon for just about any activities related to capturing and sometimes accompanied by uploading them to the web using a mobile camera phone.
It is estimated that 6 out of 10 people in the world own a mobile phone and everyday hundred thousands of new photos are uploaded to the net directly from cell phones. Judging from these numbers, there is absolutely no doubt that mobile photography is here now with us, enjoy it or not.
Most picture sharing services and also social 手機攝影師 media sites provide mobile user interface to upload photos. People want to share their pictures, especially the fantastic ones. People find new techniques and technics to create exciting photos out of these very own mobile camera phones. This leads to some kind of competition to provide the best they can, and mobile photography was born.
Making pictures using a mobile camera phone presents various challenges because of limitations of the device. Mobile camera phones are generally phones with built-in simple surveillance camera as added feature. The quality of the image is usually presented as megapixels, which can be anywhere between someone to a quite higher 12 megapixels. Other limitations such as no optical zoom, no guide shutter, low response, and terrible image quality in low light source, add further challenge to create acceptable results.
Off course it really is debatable whether mobile picture taking is real photography. A few of you might argue that no serious pictures could be made using a very limited device. On the other hand, we are able to argue that photography is not merely about the camera, but it’s about how exactly to produce beautiful images with whatever can be in your hand. Having said that, mobile photography is real photography as long as it follows the basic principles of photography.