Going mobile can have different connotations. Moving freely and easily on a bike takes on the literal meaning.
When mobile relates to photography, it means taking a picture with your phone. The Rear View Wheel Series has always been captured with a DSLR camera. Afterall, I’m pedalling and my subjects are also moving. The lack of shutter speed while holding a phone in one hand is just not ideal. But it doesn’t mean that it can’t be done.
One of the advantages of mobile photography is that you always have a phone with you. I like to think that I always ride with a camera in hand, but the truth is I don’t. I’m not thinking of taking photos on a 4 minute errand. However, opportunities to capture something of interest don’t just revolve around my schedule. They happen anytime and anywhere.
Browsing through my phone, I discovered several photos that had slipped my memory. All of these photos were taken with an iPhone 5s and iPhone 6. I processed them to black and white in post-production which helped correct issues of overexposure and blurriness while bringing focus to the subject.
Cameras are suited for different purposes. I don’t like to think of cameras as one being better than another. I bring this philosophy to bicycles as well. The only bad bike is one that isn’t ridden. Mobile photography is just another tool to capture a unique moment that only happens once.