Claire Byrne

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What do you shoot on?: Iphone 7 plus

When did you start smartphone photography?: I guess at Mojocon 2015 where I was really inspired by what people were creating with their phones

Which social media platform do you prefer for sharing your work?: Hmm I have a love-hate relationship with social media. I would normally use Facebook but recently took it off my phone and have felt a new sense of freedom! I use Instagram too and find that the most enjoyable.

What photography apps would you recommend?: Snapseed, procamera, the native apple ios

What editing software is the best value?: Snapseed because it’s free!

How has smartphone photography been received by the industry overall?: I guess I don't come from the mobile photography industry like so many well-established photographers in this exhibition. I love how Sir Cam described it as just photography and is no longer described as smartrphone photography. I think within the art industry It needs to be accepted as just another form of creative expression and less about the fact that everyone has one, therefore, it lessens its credibility. I saw a similar resistance when the digital camera became available.

What are the challenges with shooting with your phone?: Low light.

Name your favourite things about this kind of photography?: I just love how discreet it is. I'm a DSLR user and people are so aware of your presence with it!

What has caused the biggest shift in mobile photography in the last few years?: I think the quality and size of images has improved but I think the main thing for me is the creativity aspect of it. So many of the photographers in the show are just blowing my mind!

Where do you see smartphone photography going in the future?: I've seen it grow so much in the last 3 years. I'm excited to see where it goes but the obvious things will be better use in low light, more control and more popular as a creative tool.

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