Saturday, April 21, 2012

Slow Photography - David McCourt

Via Flickr:
Press release image of Slow Photography camera.

The purpose of the Slow Photography camera is to provide a natural stepping-stone between using a mobile phone as a camera before taking the plunge into professional grade digital photography.

The Slow Photography camera has been designed as an alternate route in modern photography and requires the photographer to consider traditional photographic principles such as framing, composition and lens selection. The Slow Photography camera establishes that a mobile phone does not simply have to be a rudimentary point-and-shoot grade camera and takes a literal stance on a mobile phone applications for photography such as 'Hipstamatic'.

The concept for Slow Photography emerged from researching the ties between digital and analogue photography. I established that the processes involved in analogue photography are still relevant even with digital photography being so popular among photographers both amateur and professional. Flickr is undoubtably the most popular photograph sharing social network site among photographers and their statistics show that the Apple iPhone 4 is in the top 3 most used cameras (ahead of Canon's EOS Rebel XSi, second only to Nikon's D90). If people are being exposed to the joys of photography through mobile phones, Slow Photography can provide the creative freedom of an digital SLR with interchangeable lenses on their mobile phone.

To operate, slide the front face open and insert your mobile phone. Turn the lens to select which lens effect you want.
The Slow Photography camera has three lenses; fixed focal length, macro and fisheye. Carefully compose your shot by looking through the viewfinder and push the shutter release to capture your shot.

More images and a detailing video of the Slow Photography camera can be found at