Instas of Block

November 12, 2013

So my DSLR isn't the only camera I have on my person.  Like a lot of other people, my "phone" doubles as a pocket camera that also can make calls, and I found myself pulling it out and using the popular app Instagram to take some different shots during my recent trip to Block Island with Profundo Journeys.  Some people think the filters and effects are tacky, but sometimes it's nice to just take a shot on a whim and give it a little pop!  It's on-the-fly post-processing, and I feel that it gives me the freedom to explore my creativity and just go take some pictures.

"The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it." 
                                                                                          –Ansel Adams

For those of you who have been following my Block Island blog posts, some of these locations may look rather familiar.  But taking away all of the camera controls and cerebral requirements often demanded by DSLRs and "real" cameras, this little phone/camera allowed me to just snap away, no real thought process required, just pure creative vision.  (A very similar process to shooting with my Holga, which I love!)  So here's Block Island through Instagram, enjoy!









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