I started poking around the menus on my Elph 100 HS, and noticed that it’s got a “Toy Camera” mode – looks like it vignettes the shot. I’m torn – there’s a lot more flexibility with an iPhone and the dozens of applications available for it, but sometimes you can’t beat 12 megapixels, 3200 ISO, a decent flash and HD video. And a f/2.8 lens. And a shutter BUTTON.
An Instawalk is an Instagram themed photo walk. Users are encouraged to shoot, process, and upload their photos as the walk is happening. If you haven’t done one yet, I highly recommend it. It’s a bizarre experience to be seeing what your fellow photographers are seeing as the walk is happening.
Wabi-sabi is the art of finding beauty in imperfection: it values simplicity, uncluttered, underplayed, and modest surroundings. Authenticity is key to wabi-sabi philosophy: the presence of cracks and scratches in things are considered to be symbolic of the passing of time, weather, and loving use–and should be embraced.