Using your phone, can you beat a pro?
Mike Swift • Published 7 Aug 2012 07:00 0 Comments
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LOOK AGAIN: These images were taken by Mike Swift, senior photographer for The Observer, on his iPhone during a trip on the Express from Windsor to Slough. Can you do better?
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The joys of iPhoneography - taking and adapting images using a phone - are clear in these photos I took of a trip on the Express between Windsor to Slough.
I completed 30 final images, the best of which are shown here, and the whole project took just over an hour.
My mission was to show the mundane things we pass each day and portray them in a way that people would not have considered.
All the images are in front of us every day but we fail to see them.
The mobile phone camera should have revolutionised documentary photography, but there are still only a few professionals realising their potential.
Here at The Midweek, we like our readers to have an active role in their paper, and as senior photographer at Berkshire Media Group, publishers of The Midweek, I challenge you!
The challenge is to use any sort of mobile phone and some apps to produce Phone Art.
Every month we will issue a topic and over the next four weeks the best images will be published in The Midweek. Send your pictures to me at email@example.com with your name, age, address and a brief caption for the image. Let us know what phone and apps were used.
I will also be taking part, but - quite unfairly in my opinion - have been banned by the editor from judging.
With the Games beginning at Eton Dorney Lake this week, this month's topic is ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING 'OLYMPIC', e.g. Olympic, Paralympic, positive or negative stuff. Basically anything you think portrays the Games in Slough, the Royal Borough and South Bucks.
Smart phones allow you to sit in a rowing boat in the middle of a lake and tweet a picture of yourself to the world. Yet, 10 years ago if you told me I could do this just before an Olympics Games in London, only Steve Jobs would not have thought you mad.
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