So this is a little different.
I’m very close to finally purchasing my first DSLR. As some of you may know, I have never actually owned a camera; I shoot with my iPhone. I have shot with several mobile devices over the years, and I have always lusted for a camera. It didn’t have to be a great camera, it just had to give me a little more than what I had.
I’ve spent years reluctantly shooting with mobile devices, complaining about the poor quality, and even going as far as saying that it was toxic to my creativity to continue.
Of course, as usual, I was wrong. There are a million excuses as to why we don’t progress and continue to push our own personal envelope as artists, and equipment is up at the very top of the list.
We don’t need the best gear to go above and beyond what we believe to be our creative limit. We just need to push ourselves farther than we think we can go with whatever it is that we have.
In the end, I’m grateful that I did not learn to make pictures with a serious camera, because I think having what many consider a limiting tool has taught me valuable lessons. If I had not learned to shoot with an iPhone, I wouldn’t have learned to embrace flaws, in my work and in myself. I wouldn’t have learned that the only limiting factor in creative endeavors is how far you’re willing to go, and how hard you’re willing to push your instruments to display your take on the world around you.
This is the first of 7 shot sequence in black and white that I have taken with my iPhone 6S, or a device with equivalent image quality (12 megapixels). They are by far not my best work, these are all shot from the hip, so to speak, but I am very proud of them.
I’d like to thank you all for your continued support, and I hope you enjoy📷📷📷