Welcome to Phoneye . . . . A Phoneography Project
Why a project? Well projects can be motivational, educational and fun. Also they help to set goals, spark the imagination and can be a release from the normal run of your daily life. I decided to embark on a phoneography project for 2013, having acquired a Nexus 4 smartphone with an 8 mega pixel camera. I've never really had a decent camera on a phone before, so although I knew about the world of phoneography, (being a photographer and image maker) I never got into the whole phoneography thing.
Some project rules I have set myself
- Take at least one shot per day
- All images have to be edited on the phone only, using any available Apps
- Take note of the Software/Apps used in any editing and add to upload description
Initially I started this project as a personal one, that would eventually be included with other photographers projects into an exhibition at The Leicester Peoples Photographic Gallery. The idea was to post my chosen daily image to Facebook, but after receiving numerous messges asking, 'how did you do that', 'what did you use for this' and 'what were the settings for this' I decided to set up this site and blog as a better way to help answer some of the questions. As I'm already a month into the project at the time of setting this up, the (hopefully) twice weekly post will commence from February 4th 2013. The gallery will also have a daily upload so you can follow the progress there. Up to now I've not been an avid blogger so this will be another new experience for me and I hope you enjoy my ramblings. I promise not to get too technical.
Some argue that camera phones have caused the death of the High Street camera shop. That the imagery they produce is second rate and has introduced a state of mediocrity in photography. To test these arguements I intend to do everything on the phone. Shoot, edit, save and possibly post. Just as I would using my normal camera and computer. To this end I won't be using Apps like Instagram or Hipstamatic as they are already well know and I also want to approximate the editing process as much as possible to my full blown set up ie adjusting exposure, contrast, crop, resize, clone etc.
As this is a first for me editing on a phone, I will be using free applications to test out the App market before purchasing the best full versions. This will form a sort of market survey of the best mobile photography apps out there. So anyone following my project (thankyou) can take note of the apps that in the image descriptions or blog. Hopefully this will be useful for some and save you time trawling the app stores.
Thankyou for visiting and if you have any questions, please use the contact tab. I welcome any comments or questions and will happily help answer any queries if I can.
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