A few weeks ago I was at a family party. I’d been wrangling a 3-year old all day and I was exhausted. As he went into a room full of other kids, I took a seat for the first time in hours. Knowing I had about 5 minutes left
I used to [http://www.alesserphotographer.com/post/7474460141/the-ultimate-list-of-the-most-essential-iphone-photo] place all iPhone camera apps (and really all camera phone apps) into two categories: useful and distracting. The useful camp was usually a lonely place, population one: the basic image capture tool that came with the phone. The distraction camp
Psst, Ars: It already has.
“Professionals are still relevant for making statements and defining brands, genres, and movements, but it’s the snapshot that is today carrying the most metaphysical weight.” Chase Jarvis gives us another reason to go amateur.
I spotted this today and a few readers emailed about it as well; another example of how to ruin a perfectly good camera (and pay through the nose for the privilege).
The New York Times [http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/technology/personaltech/add-ons-to-turn-a-smartphone-into-a-semi-pro-camera.html?_r=4&ref=technology] makes a valiant attempt to understand the rise of camera phones: > As the technology that powers smartphone cameras has steadily improved, the point-and-shoot has become an endangered species. However,