Metropolitan Museum of ArtDo you have what it takes to be a great Phonetographer? Perhaps you’re not even sure what a phonetographer is?  It’s time to see and hear what you’ve been missing!
The urban Dictionary defines Phonetographer as “One who is always taking photos with the camera in their phone. Most often artsy photos that end up posted on social network sites like Facebook.”  Ever since camera phones came into existence we have been sharing everything from the food we eat to every move we make in the infamous selfie.
What are some of the benefits of being a phonetographer?
  • Regardless of where you are, your phone is usually with you. If it’s not,  more than likely you are in the throws of a severe panic attack.
  • It’s easy to carry. Slip it in your pocket and you’re good to go.
  • The technology is king and while it’s pretty sophisticated even I can use it, and use it well. It’s idiot proof. Take the Nokia Lumia Icon. It takes HD video and it has four built in speakers. Add to that a 20-megapixel camera with a single–finger zoom and you’ve got a pretty darn good chance at taking some fabulous photos.
  • Opportunity awaits. As a ‘phonetographer’ it’s easier to capture events as they unfold. Serendipity takes center stage as you do what you do. With a camera phone there’s no major production. Aim, focus and shoot. Simple. It’s not intimidating and you can capture some amazing candid moments.
  • I’m passionate about my camera phones. When Nokia introduced me to their 41 megapixel Lumia 1020 it was love at first sight. I never leave home without them and always carry battery back-ups so I don’t run out of juice and miss a photo-op.
  • And don’t get me started on apps. Lawd, have mercy! I love them like children. From Hootsuite to Instagram I’m a picture sharing fool. There are apps to edit video and photos right on your phone and many of them are pretty darn good.
What kind of photos do you take with your phone? Do you have any favorite apps?

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