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Mobile phone photography: Boundaries and breakthroughs

  • Muthi Kautsar

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 22 2020   /  07:02 am
Moments captured: Daytime activities at the Kumulo creative compound in Bumi Serpong Damai in South Tangerang, Banten, are pictured, captured using the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. Although mobile phone cameras might have limited ability in capturing fast-moving images, unthinkable breakthroughs are to be anticipated.(JP/Muthi Kautsar)

When getting a new mobile phone, a good built-in camera is a key consideration for many people, aside from other factors including the operating system, design, performance, storage and battery life. Well aware of this, mobile phone makers are competing to create the most sophisticated built-in camera possible, giving consumers many options for devices to take good photos and videos. Enabling communication to the point where it is almost without boundaries, mobile phones with their manifold ways for creating and sharing visual content allow users to engage in nuanced communication with others. Improved communication aside, mobile phone photography has “turned everyone into a photographer”, as cited by online forum 1000kata.com in the review of the photo book “LITE”, which presents images captured by photographer Yuniadhi Agung using a mobile phone. Agu...