Sheldon Serkin

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What do you shoot on?: I currently shoot with an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 7+.

When did you start smartphone photography?: I started shooting with an iPhone in 2010.

Which social media platform do you prefer for sharing your work?: I share daily on instagram.

What photography apps would you recommend?: I would recommend hipstamatic, filterstorm, Enlight, and Snapseed.

What editing software is the best value?: Snapseed!

How has smartphone photography been received by the industry overall?: There still seems to be barriers up regarding smartphone photography - while it continues to make inroads in publishing and galleries, it is still branded as photography taken with a smartphone. That is usually the first thing said about any smartphone photo. I still constantly hear "You took that with an iPhone?

What are the challenges with shooting with your phone?: Honestly, I have no challenges shooting that are specific to shooting with a smartphone device.

Name your favourite things about this kind of photography?: I love how discreet it is to shoot with a smartphone, as well as the fact that you can edit on the same device and share to a worldwide audience immediately.

What has caused the biggest shift in mobile photography in the last few years?: I think that, generally speaking, there has been a shift away from apping or app-stacking and a move toward mobile photography that feels like more like regular photography. This is a bit of a shame, as apps and their benefits are unique, I think, to mobile photography. It is losing a bit of its uniqueness trying to be more accepted. Do you agree?

Where do you see smartphone photography going in the future?: My hope is that smartphone photographyretains its own unique identity while simultaneously becoming more accepted. This acceptance and utilization will definitely happen in media - I think the biggest challenge is acceptance and appreciation as an art form, whether it be street, portraiture or app-based work.

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