Posts Tagged ‘cell phone photography’
This was my very first impression of Oregon as we were making the drive up from San Jose at the end of January. It was somewhere between 5 and 6 in the morning and so far on the trip we had been completely in the dark while driving on the coast. But just as the sun started to rise, a river and bridge came into view so we decided to stop for a bit and watch the sun come up.
There’s no doubt that iPhoneography is a full-blown “thing.” There are countless blogs dedicated to the activity, endless amounts of accessories and apps like Instagram have taken it to a whole other level. I myself am considering switching to an iPhone after my contract is up with Verizon and the iPhone 5 is released. A lot of it has to do with the camera and apps, but mostly it has to deal with the overall eco-system that Apple has setup. It’s unrivaled.
So what about Androidography? or Smartphoneography in general? I don’t know. There really isn’t much of a community, though maybe the Android release of Instagram will change that. The screenshot above is kind of telling about how little activity there is out there. In the past ~5 months I’ve managed to get on page 4 of Google for “Androidography” (page 8 on Yahoo!) without much overall effort, especially in terms of optimization.
I’ve started a few blogs in the past without much luck and abandoned them fairly quickly, this one however, seems to have caught on a little, mostly in the androidography realm. I’m getting 500+ visits a month and already have ~2,000 for the month of March which is pretty cool. I’m not really sure where things will go in the future, but it would be fun if I could help to form some sort of community for Android / Smartphone -ography in general.
So, for those of you that visit, what do you think? What kind of features would a site need to really help drive the community? I think some sort of reader-submission thing is needed for sure. Who knows, though, maybe Instagram (or some other app) will launch on Android in a month or so and this blog will become completely irrelevant in the overall “scene.” Or maybe, I can make an impact…
Looking at a hotel from inside of Hotel Europa on the other side of Columbus Street in San Francisco, CA.
Honestly, I just really like the way the colors and composition turned out on this one. If you look close enough you can see 3 guys fishing at the end of the dock and another pushing a stroller on the other side.
My Droid X finally kicked it and no longer starts up. It lasted 6+ months with a broken screen and whack battery though, so that’s pretty good. In the meantime I got my self an OG Droid which has a much slower processor, weaker camera and crashes my applications all the time — but I still managed to grab this picture.
So now I’m looking to upgrade to something brand new hella soon here as there are a bunch of new phones coming out. Right now it’s looking like I might wait until the iPhone 5 releases but there are a few Android devices I like, too.