By Jennifer Gabriele
The past decade has seen an obvious change in how accessible hobbies, such as photography, have become to the general public. When talking to older family members I’m told about the days of film cameras and the struggles of developing a photo, with all the dated regimes that came along with taking one photo and achieving a disappointing, grainy copy.
Funnily enough, taking photos from a film camera is now the new trend in photography, even with all the new digital cameras that are so accessible to us!
However, if you prefer a more contemporary and immediate approach, you don’t need to go out and spend a lot of money on an old film camera, rather, you can do it from the comfort of your own smartphone. With the right apps and a good quality smartphone camera, you can use filters to add to the vintage style that many professional photographers are trying to create just with the swipe of your finger.
Here are some of the best apps that will help you capture, edit and share your photographs:
Last month (June 2017) saw the tenth anniversary of the first ever iPhone going on sale to the general public. In a report on Recode, Rani Molla is quoted as saying that; “the iPhone transformed photography from a hobby to a part of everyday life” and I think we can all agree. Major advancements in mobile tech has made photography more attainable to everyone, not just for the professional. Has mobile tech actually changed the way we approach photography? The fact that we now have the opportunity to take and edit photographs all from one pocket device says it all. Not only that, but being able to share photographs and gather an audience on different sharing platforms is tantamount to the creativity and accessibility that mobile tech has allowed us to discover whilst developing photography skills.