Photography Apps on the iPhone

I hate to admit it, but being an iPhone owner has been transforming me in many ways. In addition to relying more on my iPhone camera than on my point-and-shoot, I’ve also taken to playing with some of the photography apps lately. (Only the free ones so far!)

One of my favorites right now is the Instagram app. After you take a picture with your phone, you can apply one of a number of filters, which transforms the look and feel of the photo.

I feel a little guilty using this app, rather than actually learning how to do these types of things with a real camera. But, on the other hand, it’s kind of fun to see what kinds of styles I like, so if I ever do decide to buy a filter for my Canon, I will have a better idea of what kind(s) I’d be more likely to use.

Anyway, here’s one photo I took with my iPhone and edited using Instagram.

My iPhone is hogging all my attention.

I feel so guilty. It’s been 2 weeks that I’ve had my iPhone, and my poor Canon cameras are starting to feel neglected. I really am beginning to see how between camera phones and DSLRs, point-and-shoots may soon find themselves on the endangered species list.

I promise I’m going to work to make sure that doesn’t happen, but these past few weeks I’ve been failing.

So, I don’t have any great “real” photos to share, but I have found myself in a few photo-worthy situations lately where the iPhone was my only tool for capturing the shots. So, that’s what my next few posts will be, beginning with this one of the crazy weather we had earlier this week.

The Dementors are coming!

Room with a View

This photo wasn’t taken with my Fancy Camera, or my Little Camera. It was actually taken with someone else’s iPhone (but I was still the photographer). I’m currently in the drawn-out process of moving, (I simultaneously have two homes from now until the end of the month.) and my new place has a pretty awesome view.

Here’s a glimpse.

I have to say, I am pretty impressed with how far camera phones have come. (Although not my camera phone.)┬áIt kind of makes me wonder if some day people will only have cameras on their phones or DSLRs, making the middle of the road point-and-shoots obsolete. But that’s a post for another day.