Do entire 3-day Indian wedding with his iPhone 6s.

Do you know
that selfie camera of smart phones likeOneplus 5T or iPhone8have a
beautification mode, and every country be it India or China have different
algorithms since every region have their own idea of beauty. And if yes, did
you ever wondering how does the phone know who is using it? Does it detect face
colour? Or is it using some artificial intelligence? It is a lot simpler
actually, the phone detects the Sim card of the country and changes it’s mode
according to that. Isn’t it crazy?  You
see the efforts? The camera was the most important feature of the new Oneplus
phone and it was a ‘sold out’ in 5 minutes on its first day of release.

 

Today, about 2.5 billion people
have digital cameras (World population is 7.6 billion).  Even though the standalone digital camera has
changed the way we take pictures, the invention of the camera phone was even
more revolutionary which  changed our
habits. When was the last time we called a professional photographer to click a
group picture? Or when was the last time you took out a digital camera to click
a simple picture? Now, it has become a part our daily life, to express and
interact with people over social media or sometimes just to get some likes.

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It’s astounding to see how phone
camera is changing the way we millennials click pictures and how it is making
photography easily accessible to everyone. There are festivals which support
mobile films like The iPhone Film Festival of the United States, which has been
supporting mobile filmmakers across the globe since 2010.  After seeing the popularity of digital
photography, Indian institute of photography, Noida launched an online phone
photography course. And this is nothing — photographer Sephi Bergerson covered
an entire 3-day Indian wedding with his iPhone 6s. In an interview conducted by
Boredpanda, Bergerson said “What I like about the iPhone is it helps me get
much closer to the subject and have eye contact. With DSLR, the camera comes
between me and the subject. The iPhone won’t replace the DLSR but it offers a
completely new medium of photography.” Talking about the news industry, many
media houses are using the phone camera to stream live the incidents instead of
high tech car satellites; because it’s a lot cheaper and convenient.

In 1975 Steven Sasson built world’s
first 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 save
the hard copy for the memories. 

 “I don’t think we should be shocked by such
developments. A decent phone camera clicks a good picture, which can be edited
in the phone  applications like Lightroom
and then can be uploaded on Instagram where it can be seen by millions of
people. If that’s not crazy, then nothing is.” says Akash Gupta, 27, a digital
marketing expert.

“Photography is one of my mediums
and favorite medium to express myself, my thoughts. I feel the moment and I
just want to capture it, like a needy attention seeker person. I don’t like the
feel of holding a camera in hand – a bulky one with a heavy lens and looking
the scenery from the zone with those adjustment buttons(sic).” says Rebeka
Ghosh, 20,  an artist from Hyderabad.
Ghosh also says that investing in a good phone camera is much better than
investing in a basic DSLR. “There are so many hacks you can use with mobile
cameras. Sometimes you can attach it to a helium balloon and congo, You just
have a drone camera and a bird-eye shot (sic).” She adds.

Siddhant Thakur, 21, photographer
who has an Instagram blog with the name “Out in the town” says, “Phone camera
is the most convenient way of taking a picture of streets. In street photography
each 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 the
emotions and the moments than just fancy technical terms.” However, he also
says that DSLRs do have some advantages too: if a picture is to be published in
a magazine or on a web portal, it needs to be of a better quality which phone
cameras cannot provide. “Phone cameras do provide great quality of picture but
DSLRs are still much better.” He says.

But not every photographer prefers
phone camera over a DSLR. Pratik Sharma, 23, an Instagram blogger says, “Phone
camera is great and I use it too, but I will always prefer using a DSLR since
it gives me more options like long exposure, long trails with more details and
less 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, a
person should go with DSLR if it’s just a hobby then phone camera is more than
enough.”

In the past years, almost
everything that happened on earth, from huge public events to small birthday
parties, has been captured on camera phones. However, photography, as we know,
is not dying; it is simply changing and evolving with new inventions. And if
nothing else, one thing is sure; soon the best photos of the world will not be
taken by some professional photographer, who has a high -tech camera but by a
person who just happened to have cell phone in his pocket — at the right
moment.