Hip 2B Square – Smartphone Photography Exhibition

I will be taking part in my first photography exhibition next month…

InstaChimps are a group of photographers based in Lincolnshire who use Smartphones to create images. The group functions through a vibrant online presence, with a varied programme of events and competitions happening throughout the year. The group’s first ever exhibition, called “Hip 2B Square” will be at Lincoln’s Central Library, between the 1st and 15th September 2012.

Miles Winterburn, the founder member of the InstaChimps Group, said:

“This exhibition is really exciting for us, being the first one we have pulled together since the group started earlier this year. We also believe that this is one the first exhibitions of its kind to be held in Lincolnshire and probably the Midlands. We have a lot of talented image makers within the group, and we wanted to promote not only this talent through the exhibition, but the existence of the group to new members.”
“All the images on display at the exhibition have been shot with an iPhone or other Smartphones. This is a fast growing and creative medium, helped by the cutting edge technology and Apps that modern mobile phones offer the visually creative of Lincolnshire”.

The group will be holding an official exhibition launch at Lincoln Central Library, on Free School Lane in Lincoln, on Saturday 1st September 2012 between 1.00pm & 3.30pm. However the exhibition will be open from Monday 3rd unitl Saturday 15th September. Exhibiting members would like to welcome everybody along to the official launch event, to browse and comment on the images and exhibition.

I love how smartphones have invaded the world of digital photography, not only giving us more opportunity to take snaps of our lives and things we see around us, but also improving our opportunities to share our images with our friends and family. You all know I go nowhere without my iPhone and have a tendency to snap everything I see, well I’m not the only one!

I will be exhibiting nine images at the Library (including the two example shots on this post) and am both excited and nervous about it. I don’t get prints done much any more and it is really great to see my iPhone photos on proper photo paper and behind glass. All my shots have been taken on my iPhone4 and where edited that has been done in Snapseed, a photography app for iOS that I would very much recommend.

Apart from myself there are a number of exhibitors, some of whom are also professional or semi-professional photographers, and some who are amateurs – they are all like me in that they just like taking photos. The images are varied in subject matter, style and level of editing; there is something for everyone’s taste for sure.

It would be great if you could come along to view the exhibition – see the exhibition website for more details.

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