As a photographer, I should be ashamed that I seldom use the camera that is always attached to my belt — my iPhone. It’s a good camera with decent resolution and usable color definition. I had just finished packing up my “professional” cameras in their padded bag Thursday night after shooting volleyball game photos for
At 10:04 a.m. Thursday, I started browsing newspapers and media web sites while eating breakfast at Bob Evans restaurant in Wytheville, VA.
By the time the plate that arrived filled with a spicy omelette, hash browns and wheat toast sat empty as the waitress filled the coffee cup for the umpteenth time. I had finished reading articles in the New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Roanoke Times, CNN, MSNBC, Newsweek and Time.
Where did I get all those papers and/or TV access? Online, of course, not on a laptop or a tablet, but the screen of my iPhone 7 wit the feed via Wi-FI provided by the restaurant.
A relatively new term in the “professional” journalism world: “iPhotojournalism.” While named for the iPhone with its better-than-average camera — particularly for a camera phone — the term applies universally to anyone using a cell phone camera to capture images — both still and video — for news use. After three years of using an