I love writing this blog but have been so busy the last two weeks that I’ve not really had time to think about it, never mind write it. That’s a great feeling to be honest as it’s always nice to be working, but I look forward to the time when I can manage my time a little more easily – and am able to make sure the blog doesn’t get pushed aside.
The other thing I love doing is taking pictures on my phone and messing around with them in an app called Snapseed.
I’ve also had less time to do that the last couple of weeks but, perhaps because it takes less active thought than writing, I’ve managed to maintain my iPhone habit a little. I really enjoy doing this and in fact the image below of a building reflected on the road in the rain is a photograph I have decided to use for some college work, and I’ve not used a phone image for that before.
I have read about quite a few photographers using their phone and the work that’s out there can be really inspiring. I also have a great book called The Instagram Book, (inside the online photography revolution) published by Ammo which has a collection of some truly incredible photography, all of which originated on a phone and was then shared on the social networking site.
I’m not an Instagram addict; I am actually on Flickr and pretty addicted to that to be honest, but only because that’s where I started and I simply don’t have the time or appetite for yet another social networking site. But I do spend some time flicking through both Flickr and Instagram looking for inspiration and ideas. I love this aspect of my photography. It’s so much fun and I often compare playing with the images in Snapseed to colouring in, which I always loved as a child. It’s nice to be able to revisit some of that even though I’m now, of course, very grown up indeed!
Here is a small selection of some phone images I’ve recently taken. Next week I might get round to discussing a personal photography project I hope to develop which aims to look at some of the more difficult aspects of motherhood in our culture and a call for mums who might like to be involved. But I will need a little more time to think about that. I also can’t wait to show you some photos from the film shoot I did this weekend and there’s some christening photography I’d like to blog about too. Until then, have a great week!
All images (c)sarahjanefield 2015