So I started a photo blog on Tumblr to post some of the photos I take on my cell phone. For now I'm calling it Shoe's World View, though that's subject to change.
I found myself in need of a creative outlet, given some current events in my life (my mother's health). Over the past several months, I've really found enjoyment in using my cellphone (HTC Incredible) to snap photos, using the Photoshop Express app to edit them. I like to take pictures of the natural world, and right now I feel like my eye is drawn to things that strike me as both beautiful and sad.
I've been interested in, and learning about, photography for a few years now, just at my own pace. I haven't equipped myself with a DSLR yet, but my Panasonic Lumix has a lot of manual operations that have allowed me to play around and understand the mechanics of photography. However, I almost always have my cell phone with me, so I find myself taking a lot of pictures with that.
For now the plan is to strictly post photos taken with the phone. It's got a pretty robust camera itself, one that allows me to adjust resolution, ISO, white balance, saturation, contrast, exposure, and brightness. The Photoshop app helps clean up the image and tweak it to my taste. I'm using the Tumblelog Beta app to upload directly to my Tumblr account. Easy.
I think posting some of these shots online is more for my own enjoyment, to see them displayed in a way more formal than on my phone's screen or an online album. But of course I hope others view them and find some beauty, too.