What do you think of this shot? Would you consider it artistic?
Would you believe it if I told you that that is an unedited (except for the watermark) photo taken by a smartphone? 😉 My Samsung Galaxy S III to be specific. I set the focus to macro mode to capture the raindrops on the car window and blur the basilica in the background. I am not all that pleased with the colors though, so a little tweaking in the Snapseed app and I got this:
Of course, good old Photoshop will let you have finer control over the adjustments you want to make. After all, there’s only so much control you can have over a touchscreen surface. Here’s a monochrome rendering I like better, done in Photoshop:
Anywho, the point is you don’t need a DSLR to get creative with photography. It doesn’t matter if you’re using a point-and-shoot or a camera phone. As long as you know your basics like composition and such, you could turn out decent photos. I found that it does help to visualize what you want to capture. In this case, I knew I wanted to focus on the rain drops instead of the church facade so it was simply a matter of adjusting the focus and getting the right angle. Some trial and error shooting until I get the result I wanted. And then BAM! My vision captured for posterity. On a camera phone. 😉