Mobile Photography

You may already knew it:

i love taking pictures

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(one of my favorite shot, Sakura)

I’m not really good with it, i just love it.
I didn’t learn how to take a good picture on a book, (or article or whatever, seriously) so i don’t know much about ISO, Proportion and many more.

I have no clue about photography in theory.

But, just like another art (photography is an art, right?) it’s all about taste. It’s true that there are some indicators that make a picture considered as a “good picture” but again, it depends on “taste”. Feeling. If you like my picture, you like my picture. No matter how much score i would get from you if you are a judge. That simple.

I got so many compliment about my pictures on the comment section or personal message.
Many of them asked me, either: are you really using a phone? What camera are you using? I said to them; yes, i use my phone. I can’t afford myself buying a real camera (yet) and i’m not that serious in this photography world so i don’t have kind of urgency to buy a real decent camera. It feels too much for me. (Why the hell i have to buy GoPro when i use it to take selfie in the dinning table with my friend or DSLR to take food picture then upload it on Instagram anyway?) i’m not adventurous person. I don’t need GoPro that is perfect for taking wide view landscape picture.

I’m not going somewhere to take pictures, i’m going somewhere and take pictures if i think i’d like to take pictures. That’s the difference.

I capture moment “unintendedly”. That’s why camera phone is “perfect camera” for me. Real camera is an expensive piece of gadget, anyway. I’d rather buy something else with the same amount of money.

My current phone is Sony Xperia Z3, despite it’s enormous megapixel (20.7mp) actually i don’t really like the result of it; sharpness, detail, and colour accuracy are not that good for my taste.

Yes, i like blurry picture sometimes. Look artistic on me.

But still, the result is nowhere near the iPhone 6s/SE/7 or the Galaxy S7. What a shame. Since all of them are using Sony’s sensor. But i still like it, because for me, I appreciate imperfection. It’s easy to take great picture with a great camera. But how about taking a great picture with a “fine” camera? That’s the challenge.

Of course i use photo editor to complement my picture, i use VSCO. VSCO has many filter that make a picture looks professional. Not tacky like Instagram’s. (personal taste)
I bought a lot of filter, it’s really worth it and not that expensive too! Actually the free filters are already good tho.

I don’t like to overdo my picture, so i usually just apply a filter, then adjust brightness (if it’s necessary), and add a grain. (Making it look more like the picture was taken on a film camera. To add imperfection)

And it’s done.

I like to take landscape and candid picture. Because i’m bad with model arrangement. One of my favorite is when i see someone, alone, somewhere. I can’t help myself to capture it. That’s why i have a lot of “lonely man” picture, right?

I don’t like selfie, it’s fine for women, but for men… don’t do that. Please.
And i hate it when i hang out with my friends, they’re busy taking pictures instead of enjoying quality time, what i mean by quality time is having conversation. Come on, you guys looks fun on social media, but boring in real life. Take one or two pictures and then enjoy your time.

Using camera phone with it’s limitability is an art, just like using Lomo camera, imperfection is the “art point”.

Let me borrow a quotes from the winners of the ninth annual iPhone Photography Awards—an international photography contest that fosters iPhone and mobile photography— 2016

“Having an iPhone means anyone can take a picture, but taking a picture doesn’t make a person a photographer" Carolyn Mara Borlenghi, (the third winner) says.

Siyuan Niu, the winner of the competition agrees. “The iPhone is like a pen in our hands. Good or bad, the pen itself will never write poems, but the poets will.”


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Oh, you can check my pictures on:

instagram.com/vianstory

Or my vsco (where i put my best pictures on it)

Vianstory.vsco.co

i’ll put some of the picture, here:

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(a statue in Sakae, Nagoya, Japan)

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(the travelers, waiting for the train)

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(the walking girl)

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(umbrella woman)

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(Japanese Woman in Yukata)

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(Japanese Girls in School Uniform)

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more in vianstory.vsco.co

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Capture wise, poets!

VP

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