Have Smartphones Changed Photography Forever?
Mobile photography is one of the most ground-breaking aspects of the smartphone revolution. The invention of the smartphone camera has changed the world of photography. Sure, you can use an HD Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera and take spectacular pictures. You can also use an iPhone 7 plus with an f/1.8 28mm wide-angle lens operating simultaneously with an f/2.8 56mm telephoto lens to take great pictures as well. Ultimately, the Canon takes better and higher quality pictures than the iPhone 7. The reality is professional photographers along with non professional photographers are taking photos using the same platforms. For the most part, Instagram is the most popular platform along with Pinterest, Facebook, twitter, Google+ and Flipboard. Whether for good or bad, Instagram has completely changed the photography industry. Instagram makes it simple to become a great photographer with the ease of taking the photo from your device, filtering it and posting it. All while, reaching out to the community, making it available for everyone to like, share and comment on it. It’s no longer about how great and expensive your camera is. It’s about the ease of process that the smartphone has created. With Smartphone cameras having such high quality it can become difficult to see the difference. The software that is now available on these smartphones takes precedence over what any camera system can give you now. Never mind the fact that most people carry their phones within reach at all times. For a lot of people it’s a lifeline they keep in their pocket, rather than lugging a big camera around everywhere. Now, I’m not saying that cameras are dead; they are strong devices that take authentic photos. Although, it now seems that only true photography lovers are going to use them moving forward. At the end of the day, social media and the ever evolving smartphone camera has changed the traditional world of photography.