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October 25th, 2011
03:00 PM ET

The Art of iPhone Photography

Taking pictures like these – of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong – may take extraordinary creativity, but these days they can be taken with a very ordinary device.

Just ask Liam Fitzpatrick, iPhone photographer and Senior Editor at TIME Magazine, whose panoramas of Hong Kong are taken on his iPhone 3GS and manipulated using photography apps like Infincam, CameraBug and Magic Hour. Some of his most dramatic shots have even been on display in the city's "Culture Club" in an exhibition he named "Kinky Vicious" (apparently the name is a reference to a long-running ad campaign for a hair product. You can find out more about the exhibition here.)

Liam is not alone in his love of snapping shots on his iPhone. One look at photo-sharing site Flickr and you get the idea; Apple's iPhone 4 is the most popular camera with its online community.

The iPhone 4S looks likely to build on that trend. When it finally becomes available, consumers will be able to check out its camera capabilities. With its 8-megapixel camera, Apple promises the smartphone will be as good or better than many point-and-shoot devices on the market.

Now, I can hardly be called a gadget-geek but I am an art-lover, and with the ability to shoot, edit and upload high-res photography from the hip, I for one am looking forward to seeing more iPhone art hanging on the walls of galleries in future, rather than simply seeing it backlit on a 3.5-inch screen.

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  1. Mário Silva

    Really is extremely simple and relatively inexpensive
    Art making, practice creativity and innovation and highly exciting live moments. Just get to know and use already existing and very technologically efficient features such as the iPhone.
    .... Due to technological advances in ICT is already possible to obtain from "vulgar" Equipment Production Capabilities and versatility to not only make art and of course, in a very accessible to anyone.
    It's "this" that must continue to be pursued as an Indicator of Success, ... this post gives an example ... very well done! ... while making use of the extraordinary and fertile beauty of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.

    October 25, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Reply

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