Do you knowthat selfie camera of smart phones likeOneplus 5T or iPhone8have abeautification mode, and every country be it India or China have differentalgorithms since every region have their own idea of beauty. And if yes, didyou ever wondering how does the phone know who is using it? Does it detect facecolour? Or is it using some artificial intelligence? It is a lot simpleractually, the phone detects the Sim card of the country and changes it’s modeaccording to that.
Isn’t it crazy? Yousee the efforts? The camera was the most important feature of the new Oneplusphone and it was a ‘sold out’ in 5 minutes on its first day of release. Today, about 2.5 billion peoplehave digital cameras (World population is 7.
6 billion). Even though the standalone digital camera haschanged the way we take pictures, the invention of the camera phone was evenmore revolutionary which changed ourhabits. When was the last time we called a professional photographer to click agroup picture? Or when was the last time you took out a digital camera to clicka simple picture? Now, it has become a part our daily life, to express andinteract with people over social media or sometimes just to get some likes. It’s astounding to see how phonecamera is changing the way we millennials click pictures and how it is makingphotography easily accessible to everyone.
There are festivals which supportmobile films like The iPhone Film Festival of the United States, which has beensupporting mobile filmmakers across the globe since 2010. After seeing the popularity of digitalphotography, Indian institute of photography, Noida launched an online phonephotography course. And this is nothing — photographer Sephi Bergerson coveredan entire 3-day Indian wedding with his iPhone 6s.
In an interview conducted byBoredpanda, Bergerson said “What I like about the iPhone is it helps me getmuch closer to the subject and have eye contact. With DSLR, the camera comesbetween me and the subject. The iPhone won’t replace the DLSR but it offers acompletely new medium of photography.
” Talking about the news industry, manymedia houses are using the phone camera to stream live the incidents instead ofhigh tech car satellites; because it’s a lot cheaper and convenient.In 1975 Steven Sasson built world’sfirst digital camera which was a big box that had cassette attached to it.There was a time when people used photo cameras to capture a moment and savethe hard copy for the memories. “I don’t think we should be shocked by suchdevelopments. A decent phone camera clicks a good picture, which can be editedin the phone applications like Lightroomand then can be uploaded on Instagram where it can be seen by millions ofpeople. If that’s not crazy, then nothing is.
” says Akash Gupta, 27, a digitalmarketing expert.”Photography is one of my mediumsand favorite medium to express myself, my thoughts. I feel the moment and Ijust want to capture it, like a needy attention seeker person. I don’t like thefeel of holding a camera in hand – a bulky one with a heavy lens and lookingthe scenery from the zone with those adjustment buttons(sic).” says RebekaGhosh, 20, an artist from Hyderabad.Ghosh also says that investing in a good phone camera is much better thaninvesting in a basic DSLR.
“There are so many hacks you can use with mobilecameras. Sometimes you can attach it to a helium balloon and congo, You justhave a drone camera and a bird-eye shot (sic).” She adds.
Siddhant Thakur, 21, photographerwho has an Instagram blog with the name “Out in the town” says, “Phone camerais the most convenient way of taking a picture of streets. In street photographyeach and every moment matters. DSLR is too technical to make quick adjustments.
And once the moment is gone, it’s gone. Street photography is more about theemotions and the moments than just fancy technical terms.” However, he alsosays that DSLRs do have some advantages too: if a picture is to be published ina magazine or on a web portal, it needs to be of a better quality which phonecameras cannot provide. “Phone cameras do provide great quality of picture butDSLRs are still much better.” He says. But not every photographer prefersphone camera over a DSLR.
Pratik Sharma, 23, an Instagram blogger says, “Phonecamera is great and I use it too, but I will always prefer using a DSLR sinceit gives me more options like long exposure, long trails with more details andless noise — and the best part of DSLR is its variety of lenses: Zoom, macro,prime, fisheye and so on.” He also suggests, “If photography is a passion, aperson should go with DSLR if it’s just a hobby then phone camera is more thanenough.”In the past years, almosteverything that happened on earth, from huge public events to small birthdayparties, has been captured on camera phones. However, photography, as we know,is not dying; it is simply changing and evolving with new inventions. And ifnothing else, one thing is sure; soon the best photos of the world will not betaken by some professional photographer, who has a high -tech camera but by aperson who just happened to have cell phone in his pocket — at the rightmoment.