Those who see iPhoneography as some kind of barbarian invasion may want to give their DSLRs an extra hug after hearing this: The venerable British Journal of Photography has launched a new e-magazine all about smartphone photography and available only as an iPhone app.
“The iPhone has transformed and democratized photography — turning all of us into potential photographers,” editor Olivier Laurent says in his introduction to the project.
“FLTR is designed specifically to offer a new breed of photographers a weekly dose of authoritative content and advice to help them take their photography to the next level, while also chronicling the massive changes we’re experiencing, thanks to the ubiquitous nature of the smartphone.”
Inaugural articles include announcements of photography apps, a piece on the new Instagrammer Gallery in Miami, a primer on rights management for smartphone photographers and several “it’s just another tool” defenses of cameraphones. To be considered for publication yourself, just add #FLTR to your Instragram, Twitter and Facebook photos.
The app is a free download on the iTunes App Store, but the publication itself costs 99 cents per weekly issue or $20 for a one-year subscription.