For photographers, it is always nice to be surprised by new technology and new media. There are little discoveries that restore some of the magic to the process. Cameras are our tools and it is essential we understand how they work so that we can arrive at the desired end, a well-composed, well-exposed, well-timed photograph. For some it is a medium format film camera, or pinhole photography, for other's it is the iPhone. The iPhone is immediate, simple and discreet. And best of all, one more way to document. It's simplicity is motivating.
The pictures that we put in the newspaper are almost tied to a story or a news angle. There are pictures that we take between assignments or on the way home that aren't necessarily meant for the newspaper. They are just moments, shapes, or textures that catch our eye. The design of a building, the sunlight through the trees, or a stuffed rattlesnake on a west Tulsa bar. They are a simple, compositional, tangental look at daily life in the area. They are the little things that stop us in our tracks or make us start a conversation. But most of all they are a way to connect immediately with readers.
Here is a selection of some of our Instagram photos from our feed. These pictures were all taken with our iPhones, but we'll start adding both iphone and photos from our DSLR cameras to our Tulsaworld Instagram account.
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Top Row (from left): Tulsa Hub. CHRISTOPHER SMITH/ Tulsa World, Shadows of leaves on a wall downtown. CHRISTOPHER SMITH/ Tulsa World, The Philcade Building in downtown Tulsa. CHRISTOPHER SMITH/ Tulsa World, A collection of rubber ducks for sale during the Cascia Christmas Boutique. JOHN CLANTON/ Tulsa World
Middle Row (from left): A midtown estate sale. CHRISTOPHER SMITH/ Tulsa World, Sand Springs Beauty College. CHRISTOPHER SMITH/ Tulsa World, Sprinklers water a lawn on Cinncinatti in Tulsa. CHRISTOPHER SMITH/ Tulsa World, The Blue Whale in Catoosa. CHRISTOPHER SMITH/ Tulsa World
Bottow Row (from left): A street light casts yellow light onto third street near Admiral and Lewis in Tulsa. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World, Parking garage at 6th and Boston. CHRISTOPHER SMITH/ Tulsa World, Downtown Tulsa Seen from the roof of El Guapo's in the Blue Dome district. CHRISTOPHER SMITH/ Tulsa World, Cain's Ballroom. CHRISTOPHER SMITH/ Tulsa World
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