I’m simply tired/frustrated/ticked/disappointed (you get the idea, fill in the blank) at folks who discount the value of mobile cameras for shooting anything.  Stills.  Video.  Doesn’t matter.  This isn’t about how great the mobile devices are becoming nowadays – I’ve always felt this way.  It’s never been about the equipment !  Get it right people.  There are plenty of videos out there where pros take the challenge of unlimited gear vs. mobile phone.  And the results?  Well, judge for yourself.  Here’s just one example I found.  And if it’s good enough for Steven Soderbergh, then it’s good enough for me.  I’m not saying that the mobile device should be your go-to camera – it’s simply another tool in the proverbial toolbox of gear.  Chase Jarvis even wrote a book about it.

“It’s NEVER been about the equipment!”

So, quit comparing megapixels and L-Series or Art lenses.  Stop the ridiculous talk about the sheer size of the camera/lens system.  Or how much it weighs.  Stop talking about how much everything costs.  This is nonsense.  It’s only ever been about the photographer and their eye.  Give the most expensive gear to a noob – see what happens. Give a point-and-shoot to a pro – see what happens.  Makes me wonder what brilliant things Ansel Adams would have done with an iPhone.


Yep, you guessed it – shot on an iPhone.

Tiny Planets

There’s only a couple mobile photography apps that I use regularly and they’re both Adobe.  Photoshop Express for Mobile and Lightroom Mobile both accomplish the same things and I like what they can do with the mobile JPEG.  Very once in a while, though, it’s fun to discover a new photo app that is just for fun.  I’ve done this effect with my desktop applications and it’s quite a process so when I found a mobile app that produces pretty nearly the same result, I jumped.  Tiny Planets – look it up.  You’ll be hooked.

You can check out more of my tiny planets here

A new twist on the Apple Blossom carnival (ha, see what I did there?).

A new twist on the Apple Blossom carnival (ha, see what I did there?).