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Has a website at http://blog.michaeltoye.com
Joined on May 24, 2010
About me:

Street Photographer


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On article Confessions of a camera snob (89 comments in total)
In reply to:

Townsie: I'm a camera snob, I'll admit it. That's why I shoot mostly film.
On the other hand, I do enjoy shooting with the iPhone for the superior ergonomics. The ultimate point and shoot.

However, every article or argument on the merits of phone photography fails to mention that which I feel is the biggest drawback - all automatic controls.
You can't control shutter speed or aperture meaning you're cut off from those venues of artistic control.

What we sorely need, for the next generation of phone cameras is for Apple (or whatever the manufactorer of the phone is) to expose APIs for developers to build apps which allow setting manual controls.

The reason they don't do that, however, is that Apple is really good at designing the experience of its users, and the people watching over the shoulder. You'll never get a blurry, or overexposed shot, they simply wouldn't allow it.

Better to get the shot than not, even if all you have is an iPhone.
I was with a bunch of underwater photographers on a dive where a whale shark turned up. $100K worth of DSLR equipment between the group and the only shot of the whale shark was from a compact camera and a non 'photographer'.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 14:50 UTC
On photo Forgotten Doorway in the Doors challenge (17 comments in total)
In reply to:

Imagefoundry: freeman patterson, is that you?

Odd you should mention him, he took a shot from the other side of the far door!

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 22:37 UTC
On photo Forgotten Doorway in the Doors challenge (17 comments in total)

Thanks all for voting and commenting!

This room, at Kolmanskop, is a pain to locate. If you're travelling there, let me know and I'll give you directions to it!


Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2013 at 08:56 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Tulip Staircase in the ThirdPersonView: Looking Up or Down challenge (6 comments in total)

Wow, thanks all :)

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 08:54 UTC as 2nd comment
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