In honor of the future of photography, camera phones....

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Ontario Gone
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In honor of the future of photography, camera phones....

I admit, i have been a bit quick to judge. I also admit it is due to the fear of my current style of gear fading into oblivion as it is replaced with far superior cameras linked to social media. Hey, im man enough to come clean, and part of the reason is i have been witness to the massive flood of high quality photography coming out of todays phones.

One genre in particular has caught my attention, selfies. Richard and gang, i salute thee. Please feel free to browse or add your own images you may find worthy of memory from around the web.

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LOL, some classics there, lovely quality too!!

Brian

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Quick, I need bleach for my eyes!

Ontario Gone
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Re: In honor of the future of photography, camera phones....

The social media craze has spread beyond smart phones.

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hdr Senior Member • Posts: 2,841
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The Selfie Revolution is upon is upon us.

Camera makers, put the tiltable LCD screens in quick, or risk losing out. Not forgetting wif-fi and the app too.

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Klaus dk
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Richard is right!
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Richard is right, for most people the phone camera is more than good enough. In these situations, it would have been even better not to have a camera at all.

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Erick L Senior Member • Posts: 1,143
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BarnET Veteran Member • Posts: 3,576
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Klaus dk wrote:

Richard is right, for most people the phone camera is more than good enough. In these situations, it would have been even better not to have a camera at all.

In these situations, it would have been even better not to have a camera at all.

AMEN!!

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Ontario Gone
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ROFL

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larrytusaz Senior Member • Posts: 2,500
Phone Selfies Are the Chef-Boyardee of Italian Food

Lots of casual snapshooters do selfies, heck I myself may even do one on occasion with my wife while eating out etc, but it's hardly something to trumpet as the "future of photography." Heck, on our recent wedding anniversary, I took some pride in the occasion and took some shots of the two of us using my Sony NEX-F3 and 50mm 1.8 OSS mounted on a tripod.

Or, if fussing with a 50mm prime & blurring the background shooting at f/2.2 and editing in Lightroom 4 is too much work for a self shot, how about a "woop-dee-doo" Nikon J1 kit mounted on a tripod & fired by remote control and shot at f/7.1 with the kit lens and straight from the camera?

Now THAT is more like it, even the second one. Show some decency, at least on such occasions anyway. Neither are all time greats, especially the second one, but either--even the second--are sure a whole lot better than the typical "selfies" you see.

Smartphone selfies have about as much in common with "photography" as Chef Boyardee does with genuine authentic Italian food. It's hardly something deserving of any sort of exhibit or such. It's just silly and extremely poor quality shots of a person by that person, nothing more. There's nothing wrong with that if you're in a hurry, have no photography aspirations or equipment etc, but there's also nothing wrong with taking some actual pride in your photos & at least TRYING.

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Dave Hanson
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Best selfie in the history of ever!

Erick L wrote:

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Jack Hass Regular Member • Posts: 392
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Wonderful shots, i think it's the tree that added that extra pop there. Here's another nice one.

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Ok i admit, this one had me laughing for a good while, guilty as i felt....

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Do you have permission?

Did you ask the people to republish their photos? If not and I bet you did not, these should be deleted right now.
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Jack Hass Regular Member • Posts: 392
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AlphaTikal wrote:

Did you ask the people to republish their photos? If not and I bet you did not, these should be deleted right now.

LOL dude shut your trap. If i need permission (which i don't bc im not making money) then i guess the websites i got them from, and all the people who have DL from those websites, need permission too. Go bluff somebody who is dumb enough to fall for it.

EDIT: did you really think Dave got permission from NASA to put the mars rover shot up? You make me laugh.

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AAAAAAAAAAAnd another lovely shot, proving the superior technique of phone users, not to mention the amazing performance of these little dynamos.

crashpc Veteran Member • Posts: 6,711
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Give it(smartphone) to the monkeys and see what happens! Is there really some difference? And you havn´t seen what I can do with toilet paper!

But.... Even in wildest thoughts and dreams, I´d not present this online, and pushing it as "best what you can do"... This how it sounds to me: Hello, I´m very retarded....

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Why does he do it?

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