They say that the best camera is the one that you carry with you. In the last couple of years, I have been using my phone camera more and more. It is light and always in my back pocket. Instagram has become my most active social media as I navigate the world of images more comfortably than words. I know this is a bit of a debatable subject but personally, I prefer Instagram accounts that simply post iPhone photos. It is almost as if this the democratization of photography – give everyone a simple tool with no bells and whistles and see what they can do with it (and please, no offense if you post photos from other sources).
Same principles of photography apply – lighting, composition, styling, lines…
I have mentioned before my weekly columns for Conde Nast Traveler. I recently wrote a story about this. Food photography tips for mobile phone photography and Instagram tips.
Also, don’t miss my Shopping and Dining Guide in Reykjavik. I will post more photos on the blog soon.
There has been lots going on in the studio. This past weekend Luisa Brimble was here teaching a food photography workshop. Ashley Rodriguez will be coming this next weekend and Tara O’Brady at the end of the month.
Book projects buzzing around in my head, photographing other people’s cookbooks and inspiring collaborations. Also an upcoming trip to Madrid to teach my first ever food photography workshop in Spanish. These are the things that are keeping me interested in what I do everyday.
I have been thinking a lot about what it means to be a creative person in a freelancing world and how I have been making it work with being a partner and a mother. Not easy and I think I have failed on both counts many times. I need to write this soon – a more reflective piece, which I hardly ever do. Sometimes I just let the waters carry me. But do go visit my Traveler piece about smartphone photography. I think you will find it useful. x