Sunday, January 22, 2017
Playing with the Camera Phone
I took this during my very last event in 2016, which was at Five Monkeys, Inc Gallery here in Des Moines. It's the panorama setting on my Iphone - just goofing off.
It's amazing how far technology keeps going. 5 years ago you couldn't do this with a phone.... 10 years ago you maybe could do with a digital camera - a really fancy shmancy one. Now you do it on your phone. I have to wonder how camera sells are nowadays.. unless you are a really serious about photography, you just use your phone. I imagine really high end ones are doing middlin' OK, but the mass consumer market has to be dead dead dead.
We have cut up a few old cameras in search of parts for jewelry, but most of them have very little in the way of moving parts... heck, the old box cameras are mostly air and mirrors.
And now it's all computer chips.
We bought a video camera back in 1996 with the birth of our child. The thing had to weigh 10 lbs or more, and was the size of a Nike shoe box.
Now you can do more with your phone than we could with that video camera.
That old video camera BTW, got taken apart and recycled into jewelry a couple of years ago.