I feel about my iphonography about the same way I feel about my very favorite jeans. My favorite jeans make me look curvy in all of the right ways. They make my legs look long and hug my tush just-so. When I wear them I feel sexier and as a consequence I eat healthier and actually become sexier…see how that works? Well, iphonography has pretty much the same effect for me. No, it doesn’t always make my ass look amazing BUT my pictures do come out looking pret-ty nice. I’ve never fancied myself to be a *great* photographer–but with my iphone in my back pocket I’m shooting all of time (practice makes perfect) and the filters and things that are at my finger-tips make my pictures look pretty dang good. After years of shooting all day long with my iphone I think that I’ve learned a thing or two and that my photography has actually gotten a lot better.
Currently, my favorite app for my iphonography is VSCO. Do you use it? I love the way my pictures look after processing them with VSCO.
See the difference? It’s kinda subte–but overall I think the VSCO impact is big:
Before VSCO/After VSCO (and how gorgeous is my niece, Eden?!!)
Now, VSCO has introduced VSCO Grid which they describe as “a free minimalist publishing platform for showcasing the best in mobile photography.” They also note that it is “focused on craft, curation and content, and less on followers and likes.” That’s cool. For me, it’s going to be a place that I reserve for my very favorite mobile snaps. (A screen shot of my grid is up top).
It’s still in that slightly annoying phase where you have to request an invite to get a grid, but at least they keep it real and say “We aren’t trying to build fake “hype” or be elitist. Simply put, we must scale VSCO Grid™ properly for long term sustainability.” Fine. Since I’ve seen new platforms launch and open to the public before they were really ready to disastrous results, I get it. You can check out my grid here: http://justinablakeney.vsco.co and you can apply for your grid from within the VSCO app. Happy snapping!