Likely you’ve got your phone with you at all times, while you’ve forgotten your dSLR or film camera at home. (You wouldn’t dare leave your phone at home, would you?) It’s liberating, knowing your cell or smartphone can take a picture, anytime, anywhere.
As Photographers, you’ve likely engaged in the heated discussion over the capability, viability, credibility of the camera phone. Purists scoff at the intrusion of a mediocre, fraud of a device, that is marring their photographic religion. And then there are the rest of you, embracing the technology and embracing the all-in-one, multi-media lifestyle of the cellphone-toting imagist, so many of you have become. We’re not taking sides in this great debate, but we are going to show you just what your phones can do (and it’s pretty amazing). What better a Juror to take on the task than Dan Burkholder - just look at what he’s done with his iPhone. We can’t wait to see the photographic artistry you’ve achieved with your camera phone.
Juror: Dan Burkholder
Dan Burkholder has a long history of looking over the photographic horizon to see, explore and teach the next great thing in imaging. His newest book, iPhone Artistry (Pixiq Press, 2011), is the definitive how-to for creative iPhone photographers. His first book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing (Bladed Iris Press, 1995) became a seminal manual for photographers wanting to blend the power of digital imaging with the charm of the handmade print.
Dan received his B.A. and Master’s degrees from Brooks Institute of Photography, in Santa Barbara, CA. Dan has taught digital imaging workshops for 16 years on three continents and several island countries. His platinum/palladium and pigmented ink prints are included in private and public collections internationally.