Great Shots, Always!
By Iwan Suminar.
Some of us may wonder, “How on earth did the photographer shot such an amazing photo?”. Was it coincidence? Destiny? Or was he just plain lucky to be in the right time and in the right place? First and foremost, he must have been fortunate to have brought his camera with him. Maybe he does carry along his camera all the time, so that when the moment comes, all he needs to do is just hit that black tiny shutter button—and he can just do that all day long.
So was he lucky? With no doubt, yes, he was. But now, thanks to the inventor of those tiny little camera in our cellphone, handphone, smartphone (or whatever you call them), that story of a lucky photographer who brought his heavy, bulky camera all the time and everywhere he went, is now a history.
These tiny cameras on our cellphones are amazing. All you need to do is just press that shutter button (or even just a gentle touch for those of you using Steve Jobs’ masterpiece)! You may be surprised (and perhaps, amazed) to know that the resolution, i.e. the megapixels, on some of the latest smartphone cameras maybe greater than that of DSLRs. Unfortunately, the image quality cannot match those taken using a DSLR.
This era of “cellphonography” (I just invented this word) has arrived. Taking high-quality beautiful pictures with your cellphone is IN! With technology advancement, image processing applications are now commonly being embedded in handphones. Various apps for tweaking these images are now available—and so tempting. For examples, you can get a stunning lomo-look for your images by using Instagram on the iPhone. However, for those who only have 3.2 Megapixel cameras with Carl Zeiss lenses like me (it says so on my Nokia 5730’s specification sheet), not to worry: we, too, can still take beautiful shots without bringing our bulky DSLRs. Here’s what I got using my humble cellphone.
Let’s say goodbye for those lucky photographer stories because, “Foreign Land and I” won’t be any problem as long as, as an award-winning photographer Chase Jarvis said in his book, THE BEST CAMERA IS THE ONE ON YOU. Grab your phones, take a shot, it is now as easy as ABC!