Calling New Members, Potential Members and, Well, Any Members Really
I've added some more images to the York at Night Gallery. The latest three are by current member Chris Jones, are all black and white and were processed on a mobile phone but shot on his new, wifi enabled "normal" digital camera.
I know from discussions with some of our newest members that they were wondering about whether using a phonecam is acceptable at YPS. To answer this, have a look at Chris's images and while you're at it, have a look at the "Water" project images too where current member Sarah I'Anson submitted some phonecam images that were shot using the Hipstamatic app (I've linked to the app but no recommendation is implied or intended. It is good fun though...)
So, there's your answer. Use your phonecam as much as you like or transfer your images to your phone (on the fly, in Chris's case) and use some of the neat apps available for your phone to produce some amazing images. Or both.
But here's a question. Why do we spend a lot of money on the latest and greatest digital camera gear and then do our best to make our images look like they were shot in the 1950s, on out of date film with a light-leaky plastic Russian lens, spill virtual coffee on them and then store them folded in half in a virtual attic?
Maybe we can discuss it over tea/coffee/whatever tonight at YPS when we'll be hearing Howard Tate on "The Bigger Picture" and he'll be showing us his A1 & A2 prints. You can read a little about Howard and his presentation here.