Monday, October 8, 2012

Almost Never Clever Cell Phone Blog Hop

Hi there everyone.  Welcome to the Almost Never Clever Cell Phone Blog Hop.  You arrived from Nat's blog.  She has the best wedding album going on, and she has tons of clever tips on her blog.  I will forgive her for being a Nikon user :)  Last time, I talked about why I like using my cell phone to take pics and how I use them in layouts.  Today, let's talk about using our cell phones for artsy and storytelling photos for everyday life.  Who doesn't like an artsy or storytelling photo?  I think that we can all create artsy/storytelling photos if we start thinking of our phones as a really good DSLR camera.  We can use it to create perspective.  Because our phones are with us all the time, we have it at our disposal whenever we need it.  Here are some pics that I've taken when I've been out and about.  AND...GASP...I even had my huge DSLR with me on some of these days and chose to use my Mariphone (that's my phone's nickname) instead.

 This truck was so loaded down with pallets the bed was only a foot off of the ground.  You can only see this in New Mexico, people.  True these pics are not artsy per say, but they tell a story that speaks about my home.  It is so NM.


Road construction has become part of everyone's lives in the United States.  I have never seen so much road construction in my life.  I love this crane.  It was huge...they dismantled it the other day so I was glad to get the pic.

An okra flower in my garden. (DSLR available)

DSLR available
DSLR on hand for this, but I wanted to Instagram it!

I finally figured out how to use the blur filter on Instagram.  I was wondering for months how people achieved this look.

Another instance where I wanted to Instagram a photo instead of using my DSLR...which I had on hand this day.  My mother was like why don't use your camera.

The story of my boy, the writer.  He loves school so much.  A pencil is almost never out of his hand, and he always wants to know how to spell words.

Another way Instagram can make the everyday look artsy.
I know that my followers have seen this pic before.  I just had to share it because it is artsy, and it is a story.  We had to suffer through a huge hailstorm out on the lake.  It wasn't pleasant and it's fortunate we were in a cove, or it could have been much worse.  I plan on putting this picture in a layout called, "A Hail of a Storm."
   I hope you enjoyed this post.  If you liked it, please subscribe via email or follow my blog.  Now you are on to your next stop, Tammy.

And just incase you are lost, here are the links for the entire blog hop.

Nat: Almost Never Clever http://www.almostneverclever.com (You came from here)
Mariah: Its Fun2Scrap http://www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com/ (You are here)
Tammy: Your Memory Connection http://www.yourmemoryconnection.com/ (Next Stop)
Ginger: Ginger’s Life of Spice http://gingerslifeofspice.blogspot.com/
Danielle: EcoScrapbook http://ecoscrapbook.blogspot.com/
Jen: Down Home South Jersey http://downhomesouthjersey.com/
Beth: Scrapping Wonders http://scrappingwonders.com/
Katie: Katie Stories http://katie-stories.blogspot.com/
Zaira: Hacer Scrapbooks http://hacerscrapbooks.blogspot.com/

16 comments:

  1. Your photos are wonderful! I totally relate about having the DSLR on hand, but not using it because you want it on the cell phone to send! I do it all the time :)

    I love the picture of the pallet truck, I wonder where he was going!

    The last photograph is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks! I have no idea where that guy was going...I wonder if he made it before his truck tipped over.

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  2. Great photos Katie! I really like how you have utilized Instagram. I have Instagram but I don't use it very often. I just never think to click on Instagram when I snap a photo with my phone.

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    1. You can import your photos into Instagram when you take them with your regular cellphone camera. Just go to the screen where your going to take the pic with Instagram. There should be two squares linked together. That is where you can import your photos.

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  3. Wow! I can't decide which one is my favorite. I do the same thing sometimes - I take pictures with my phone even though I have my real camera because I want to post them online.

    You can blame Mr. P for the Nikon - he picked it out :)

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    1. I won't hold it against you, Natalie! I hope you enjoy it. Nikon is good, but I have no idea how to use them or what their dials are for. Ha.

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  4. Love the gorgeous landscape photos and that close-up of the okra. I'm a big fan of Instagram and enjoy sharing my photos there too. Wish my regular camera had sharing functionality!

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    1. Thanks, Danielle. It would be handy to have a sharing feature on your regular camera. Sometimes it's a pain to download all those pics.

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  5. I think your photos are very "artsy"! I love your perspective and interest in both nature and architecture. Isn't Instagram so much fun?

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  6. Your photos are fabulous! I esp love the suset and rainbow photos. I often choose to leave the DSLR at home because I know I'll have the cell and it'll be good enough. Instagrams filters have grown on me as they can really help mitigate the graininess in cell photos. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! I love, love Instagram!

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  7. Great photos, I love the sunset :) We complain we have two seasons where I come from - Winter & construction. LOL! I enjoyed your artsy shots.

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    1. Thanks, Ginger...winter and construction...Not fun.

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  8. I must confess that I am in love with these photos! And I couldn't agree more with you: if we start treating our cell phone cameras more like a camera, and less like a second rate tool, we would be capturing a lot more beautiful moments of our lives.

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  9. I agree, Zaira. Cell phones are good for everyday things, as you say. They should also be used to create everyday beauty. They are with us all of the time...and there is something beautiful in everyday.

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