(May 30, 2013, 06:40)DanDickens2 Wrote: The technology keeps improving to the point that the professionals well be fewer in the future.
Depends on your definition of 'professional'. What *I* see happening, is people's standards are dropping in the wake of more, lower quality 'snapshots' with crappy filters like Instagram to hide the poor technique and lighting.
(May 30, 2013, 06:40)DanDickens2 Wrote: The cell phone is one of those technologies that will satisfy a lot of people - mostly the cell phone user. There are a few applications left in which the professional can preserve their place.
I disagree. There are just as many places for the pro, just way more for the OPWC (other people with cameras)
(May 30, 2013, 06:40)DanDickens2 Wrote: For now - that is - the cell phone images look great in the default or native size - enlarge them for print and the quality falls appart. Also, the color can be a tad bit off. Another application for the pro - is the nano or micro world - so far no commercial cell phones that I am aware of can get in to the microscopic world of imaging - therefore, my studio offers micro assignments as well as up to 42x68 inch poster prints - with stunning detail - these are two areas were cell phones simply are not taking those markets.
And for wall size prints, a cellphone can't get there, yet.
(May 30, 2013, 06:40)DanDickens2 Wrote: For the cell phone user/photographer the artistic applications are wide open - I can recall an Album from Paul MacCartney where I think cell phone images were used - or else a very low resolution device of some type was used - I'm not sure, however - the use of such images from cell phones will certainly gain their place within the market.
I certainly hope NOT. Just like I HATE text message 'speak' used in other venues.
We keep lowering our standards.
(May 30, 2013, 06:40)DanDickens2 Wrote: I think that these cell phone images are beloved by the audiance that accepts them as commercial value
NOT 'commercial' value, but personal.
(May 30, 2013, 06:40)DanDickens2 Wrote: - facebook is loaded with cell phone images - I can tell for the most part which ones are and which ones are not. I don't think many stock image suppliers are accepting cell phone images at this time - I wish they did
That isn't their business model right now. And they want 'quality' images, of decent file size. You should probably have been looking at the creative commons area of wikipedia for those kind of images.
(May 30, 2013, 06:40)DanDickens2 Wrote: - I was doing an ad layout a few years back - and wanted to use a cell phone type image - however, all the stock image suppliers had in archive were slick high resolution polished photos.
Cellphone cameras have come a long way in the past few years. 2 Mpixels were pretty high end not that many years ago, now it's below average.
(May 30, 2013, 06:40)DanDickens2 Wrote: But as for your images - I like them - and if you like them - well that is what truly counts.
Unless they were taken for a client, and then THEIR opinion is the one that counts.