HOW IT ALL STARTED: THE WORLD THROUGH A MOBILE PHONE
I would not like to call myself a photographer other than that, I LOVE SHOOTING PICTURES AND EDIT THEM. This interest all started some years ago when I was out in Sumner on New Years Day.
I did not have anything like a camera with me (I never did). But I did have the new mobile phone that came with my mobile phone plan. And I remembered it had a camera in it. So, might as well try it. A new series of photos was started right after that, “THE WORLD THROUGH A MOBILE PHONE”, initially with unedited mobile phone camera and now here at my new blog site I have started the series again with by now a different camera in my mobile phone and most of all the option of editing.
What I especially liked about the idea of the mobile phone used as a main device was the idea of making your weakness the strength.The camera only has a very limited resolution and no such things as zoom and so forth that can be used to any serious extent.Yet for me it meant that I could focus more on composition and so forth.
It was after being introduced to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom that a new set of very attractive options were opened up to me and THE WORLD THROUGH A MOBILE PHONE got a completely new life. I had already seen that some of the pictures got painting like qualities as by nature but I could now enhance that effect. Combined with the filters and other options I had a blast just trying to make something out of basically just a bit more than nothing.
In the first period I must have shot a few thousand of these mobile phone pictures and every now and then I return to the complete collections and pick out a few to edit.In fact the picture used for the header of this page is taken with my mobile phone.
POINT SHOOT DEVELOP / EDIT
In any event, what started with a mobile phone change over to the point and shoot camera and that is where things still are. I use a FUJIFILM Finepix A 900, and as said Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for developing/editing. I like to keep things simple. At the same time however I love the challenge of taking ordinary equipment and see if I can get unexpected results from that.
In addition to the “technical side” of it all I guess what I enjoy most is that photography opened my eyes again for everything around me, from the grand scenery never far away in New Zealand to the smallest details. I like to experiment with special angles and love shooting pictures of nature.
Some of my favorites I have added below.
I keep most of the photos (hundreds more) on many different subjects online at
and by now several pictures have been transformed into post cards, greeting cards and posters for my