Cameras these days come in all shapes and sizes. Even a majority of cell phones have a camera with high megapixel claims, which many consumers equate to quality. Seeing as how people generally have their phone – and hence a camera – on them at all times, there are more pictures being taken now than ever before… for better or worse. As technology grows, so does our control over our seemingly simple and amateur equipment. Photographers are always finding creative ways to utilize every tool. When a tool like the camera-phone is shunned, it can often result in a defiant creativity to prove it’s capability. There’s no doubt that a phone can take pictures, but do you consider these pictures as art? What makes one photo more artistic than another? Does “intent” matter, or where do you draw the line?
Do you consider camera-phone pictures as art? 24 votes