“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club” – Jack London
There is something to be said for 36+ mp hanging over your shoulder, but it’s also true that the best camera is the camera you have with you. Over the past month I have been playing with a couple new formats including a Fuji XF1 Point & Shoot and shooting with Instagram on my phone, and have found both of these formats a refresher course in creative photography. Using these different formats has been a great way to shake up my perspective. It also means that I don’t have to leave the house with a camera bag full of equipment and this in itself has been quite freeing. These pictures were all shot with my LG Nexus 4 with the Instagram app.
Stanley Park, Fogcouver
Afternoon Coffee Break
Lionsgate Bridge, Fogcouver
Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames
“A Photograph is a most important document, and there is nothing more damning to go down to posterity than a silly, foolish smile caught and fixed forever.”-Mark Twain
I am so late to the party there is nothing new I can possibly say about Instagram, other than you can now find me posting photos. Sometimes featuring my morning coffee sometimes it will be work in progress or images captured on project scouts or photowalks. There is, no argument here, an overabundance of junk on Instagram, but there are also hundreds, thousands of professional and accomplished hobby shooters posting to an exponentially growing archive of images from every part of the world. It is an amazing way to pique your visual curiosity. Come find me at @robshaerphoto.
Don’t forget, I’d like to see your food photos. I’m giving away another cook book this month. Check out Hana Dethlefsen’s collection of Japanese home favourites:
Let’s Cooking Cookbook Giveaway