Month: June 2013

How My iPhone Reminded Me That I’m a Photographer

I took a black & white film photography class about three years ago with Reggie, and he and I immediately fell in love with the art. The precision, the need for a keen eye, the overall notion that the most everyday things (from a coffee mug to a drop of dew on a window screen) carries so much beauty — those are the things that drove me to call myself a “photographer.” But, unfortunately, a busy daily schedule (and the lack of a darkroom) kind of forced me to let my skills fall to the wayside. Yes, I have a DSLR, but I’m not always keen to carry around a bulky camera bag. Which is unfortunate. BUT I recently got back into the swing of things thanks to (you guessed it) my iPhone 5 — more specifically, an awesome mobile photography app called VSCO Cam. Developed by Emeryville, Calif.-based start-up Visual Supply Co., VSCO Cam is a mobile application that allows users to take, edit, and publish photos right on their iPhones with film-inspired filters. For …