26.05.2014

Sublime Ambition: The Power of Using a Theme in iPhoneography

26.05.2014

Sublime Ambition: The Power of Using a Theme in iPhoneography

Thoughts that occurred to me in my Manfrotto iPhoneography Contest

There are obviously limits to how many photos one can possibly take, however getting hold of an iPhone increased my photo opportunities exponentially, and I think it’s the same for most people. However, not many people usually go about taking photos with a clear idea of a theme in their heads. I also usually don’t take photos according to a theme, but the Manfrotto iPhoneography Contest kindled this passion.

The contest was divided into 4 categories, “Your Italy“, “Summer holidays“, “Cats“, and “Winter Holidays“. Today I will discuss the iPhoneography pieces I entered in the contest and creation of themes for photography.

Photos taken according to a theme have much more power to move people than I originally imagined. It involves moving around to take a single thing, photgraphic subject, from various angles, in various situations.
The more photos you take, the more your imagination is stimulated and the more you get absorbed. Equipped with the single focus iPhone, the iPhonographer follows the subject with camera in one hand, constantly thinking about the best way to take the photo. Adding a theme here further expands your photographic ambitions.

I am thrilled and deeply grateful that the iPhone photo entitled “Summer, festival” won the Grand Prix at the Manfrotto iPhoneography Contest in the “Summer holiday photo” category. Thank you!

(YOICHI SATO)

Winner of the 2013-2014 Manfrotto iPhoneography Contest Grand Prize
Partly because of his participation in cell phone camera module design and development, he has been involved in cell photography since 1998. Then after purchasing an iPhone in 2010, he became absorbed in the world of iPhoneography.
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