If you think mobile photography (or photos take using smartphone or tablets) is just a fad then this will surely make you think twice. Laura Elliot photo bested the other 5,700 entries and won the the National Trust photography competition. Laura’s photo was taken using iPhone 4 and Instagram, and the theme of the competition is “Your Space” that shows the celebration of the role “green places” play in people’s lives.
Laura Elliot a native of Northern Ireland, took the photo in her parent’s garden and shows a “stunning picture that perfectly captures a bee hovering over a foxglove” and was also surprised that she was the winner, she’s not even using the latest model of Apple’s iPhone.
Top landscape photographer Joe Cornish, who was one of the judges said about the photo “Laura’s image is stunning. The colours sing and the composition is striking. This is a photo that you want to blow up and hang on your wall.”
Laura’s price for winning the National Trust photography competition is a day of instruction with landscape photographer Charlie Waite, a free copy of one of his prints, and two nights accommodation in a National Trust holiday cottage and her photo will be featured in the spring edition of the National Trust Magazine.
Whether you consider it a fad or not, the story of Laura Elliot is just one of many example that todays smartphone and the apps that it uses can be considered a legitimate photography gear. Specially now that cameras on smartphone will just keep getting better, more powerful and capable of capturing high quality images.
Last modified: January 5, 2013