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I find camera 'add-ons' this or this sorta funnyWhy do we need good or fancy cameras on our phones if we are just going to put a 'grunge' filter on top of it to essentially reduce the quality of the picture. I understand editing a certain look afterwards, but altering the original photo seems backwards. Maybe I'm turning old??
Even worse! using the highest-res cams, best optics, etc and then some people here will down-size! mind you thats the noobs and crettins.
Sometimes its nice to have some fun and not have to spend time fiddling with filters in photoshop. Most people don't own photoshop and a lot probably just take photos and upload them straight from the camera. They would probably laugh at us spending time recreating the effects they can achieve in camera.
It's an "art" thing. There is a cult that that loves the "krappy camera" look. It's been around a long time. There has even been an annual international contest appropriately called the Krappy Camera Contest and Exhibition, somewhat prestigious, for the most "artistic" image taken by a toy, plastic, sub-par, cheap camera (film) that has been run by the Soho Photo Gallery in New York since 1992 (I was a past winner). They state, " We will be searching for extraordinary photographs produced with cameras with lousy lenses." They accept primarily photos taken with a Holga or Diana which are toy plastic cameras with plastic lenses, a Fuji Instax or Ansco, Kodak Brownie or perhaps a pinhole camera. Some digital camera images are allowed if they are modified with a sub-par lens. It's all about the lens. It's a segment of photography that has a lot of followers and today new photographers want the same results quickly without film, which is frankly hard to find and to get processed. Darkrooms are not as accessible these days. Google holga to start and you will get a lot of interesting info. Here are the winners of the last contest - http://www.sohophoto.com/kk13_winners_gallery/index.html
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