After a two-year absence, Pixels at an Exhibition is back online. Knox Bronson, an artist, and musician curated the site and continues to do so. Pixels soon established itself as a significant center for iPhoneography and the evolution of mobile photography. It's a huge deal to have Pixels back in any form.
Pixels was one of the first big sites on the web to show iPhoneography, with Glyn Evans' The iPhonegraphy Blog, Life In LoFi, EYE'EM, and Edi Caves' iPhoneOgenic, not only online but also with the artist's first real-world, brick and mortar exhibitions and events. The iPhoneography Blog and iPhoneOgenic are no longer active, and EYE'EM has extended beyond its mobile roots into a photography resource.
With its ubiquity and the simplicity with which photographs can be shared straight to sites like Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter, the iPhone has become one of the most popular and commonly used cameras.
The emergence of photography "apps," such as Hipstamatic or Instagram, has added levels of aesthetic qualities to the camera that were not before available. These features have attracted artists looking for new ways to express themselves through technology.
The manner in which iPhone photographers, or iphoneographers, engage in the process of art world-building is described in this article, which is based on Becker's notion of "art worlds.".
This research illustrates how iphoneographers create, share, and critique their work through internet ethnography and semistructured interviews. iPhoneographers' methods are similar to those used by artists working with new media throughout history, and they reveal repair tendencies.
The iphoneography community is wrestling with concerns concerning the ideals, methods, aesthetics, and even aura of iphoneography through their actions, and in the process, they are creating and legitimizing a new creative world.
Not such long ago, there was a time when having a camera on your phone was considered a gimmick. The images shot with these cameras had a lot to be desired in terms of quality. This, however, is no longer the case. Most smartphones now feature cameras that can compete with many point-and-shoot cameras.
With a five-element lens and a sensor with bigger pixels than its competitors, the iPhone's iSight camera is constructed to a very high quality. This enables it to capture stunning images in a variety of shooting scenarios.
The iPhone also has the advantage of having a large variety of photo editing apps. On Apple's App Store, there are thousands of photo editing apps. As a result, the iPhone is not just wonderful for taking photos, but the range of apps available may also drastically improve your picture.
The zoom on an iPhone does not work in the same way that it does with a DSLR camera. Rather than using the camera's lens to zoom, it employs "digital zoom."
To put it simply, digital zoom implies that the camera utilizes built-in software to crop away the edges of the original image in order to get a closer look at a specific area of the image.
Without getting too scientific, this has an effect on the image's pixels, causing them to appear "blocky." The resulting image is likely to be blurry and of poor quality.
It's hard to think that iPhoneography has only been around for around ten and a half years (at the time of this writing). Nearly all of it has been covered by Pixels. Pixels has collected a massive collection of iPhone photography and iPhone art — over 29,000 photographs and pieces — thanks to its extended existence and Knox's proclivity for saving everything. It contains one of the most comprehensive histories of electronic art available anywhere.
The photographs were low resolution and fidelity in the early days of iPhoneography. There were just a few dozen good photo apps at the time. Making art on the iPhone felt a lot like painting on a little canvas with a big brush. Look through the PIXELS archives from the beginning. The majority of which still persists.
New forums have been added to the site, and old Pixels social media accounts are still operational. New photographs are being posted and shared, as well as old ones.