The use of mobile phone in professional photography
May a wedding photographer or a couple photoshoot photographer take pictures with a cell phone?
Short answer: “Absolutely yes, we are talking about a topic in modern history of photography!”.
Frequently you will discover wedding and couple photographers using a developing preset with cutting-edge analog mood to give warmth to their work, obtaining a full-bodied look.
Mobile phones have a great potential to emulate all the aspects of the analog mood and the Polaroid-style, better and faster than a computer because they use well built “one-click” apps.
Moreover, the best phone apps do not have a corresponding computer program.
Although there are famous #Mobiography – this is the word for mobile photography – photojournalists such as Michael Christopher Brown, who is mainly known as a war photographer or the Magnum agency.
War photographers and other kinds of photojournalists use the phone for their professional work when a professional camera is too loud to be used.
My idea for you about mobiography
Opportunities and options with a mobiographer
This concept was born by photographing a couple of Instagramers. During the photoshoot with me, they asked for a sequence of images with their phone app, because they were interested in having images in that style as well.
So I can do this for you too, and maybe you are an Instagramer too.
My studio now also offers the option to book an additional photographer working exclusively with a mobile device, and in ‘Polaroid’ style/mood if you like it. This is very useful for weddings, when I cannot take pictures with my camera and the phone in all the most important moments of the day.
What the image gallery shows in this article is exactly this: Polaroid mood, in emulation, or by recalling its mood.
Mobile phones also have a larger depth of field, the ratio between the subjects that are in focus in a photograph and those that are not. This is in the Polaroid mood too. Creating Polaroid-style images with the large sensor of a professional camera often means one works with images that have an evident selective focus area in the frame, with larger parts of the elements out of focus, a technique Polaroids cannot create.
Often a Polaroid emulation app act as a “virtual analog camera” even in their customizable settings.
This is my personal outcome. It feels “analog”, don’t you think?