|Is it a photograph or iPhoneography? Does it matter?|
HDR capture no additional processing.
I still think that iPhoneographers capture images with an iPhone and process those images with apps. But what apps? For quite awhile now the apps have been available for the Mac computers. MInd you there are not nearly the variety to choose from, but that will most likely change too. So is iPhoneography include processing on the Mac with apps? I say yes.
My workflow however never has included processing on the Mac. Why? Well I want my workflow to only include apps on the iPhone and the iPad, at this time, because of the simplicity and portability. I say at this time because technology changes so quickly that I can't imagine what new tools will be available a year from now let alone farther into the future.
Just so you know all the images I have ever blogged here have been captured with my iPhone and processed either on my iPhone or iPad with the exception of one image that was captured with my Nikon and processed on my iPad. I NEVER process them on the computer because I want to show that all these possibilities are available WITHOUT a computer.
This workflow fits my lifestyle. I have always been a minimalist as a photographer. I preferred one zoom lens instead of 5 lenses to carry around. I have had the same one tripod for the last 6 years. I don't have a case on my iPhone (mainly it doesn't fit into my tripod holder with one) and I have purchased a few of the gadgets for the iPhone but I never seem to carry them around with me. It works for me, but not everybody.
Not many photographers limit themselves to just the iPhone and iPad as I do. Many of my students process images with their iPad that were taken with their DSLR cameras. I think it is wonderful to have that option available to them. In fact I think more and more photographers will begin to explorer that possibility.
It doesn't matter what your workflow is, what camera took the image, or what device you processed it on. It matters that you are being a photographer. Enjoying the process. Practicing your craft. Growing, living and experiencing.
So go spend some time with your camera today... be a photographer!
BTW Harry Sandler gives his point of view today on his blog. He has a completely different workflow. With our combined thoughts we offer The Last Pixel Show students a wide variety of options to create their art.