Did I tell you that I’m a Droid Girl?? Yep. Tis true. That revelation is usually followed by a “how do you design NOT on a mac??” LOLs. I love Apple people. I used to be one of them. But this isn’t a post about that– we’ll save that for another day. (Maybe.)
No, this post is about phone photography and the community that surrounds it. We all know about iPhoneography– one google search on that word will get you 3746547972975264 results, including sites, books, courses, tutorials, etc. But another google search using Droidography or Androidography, will get you a lot of dead links or hashtag search results.
This makes me sad.
And also makes me wonder why there isn’t a bigger community surrounding this type of photography.
Is it because there are so many different devices that operate on the Droid platform? With the iPhone, regardless of the model, you get to identify with a name and with that name comes a certain level of prestige. *I* am an iPhone user. With an android user, you may be a Samsung Droider, but then the next guy is a Motorola or HTC Droider. Does this separation of devices cause people not to identify as one community?
Or, perhaps it’s just because we don’t take our devices as seriously as the iPhone. Now, don’t get me wrong, I know some FIERCE Galaxy people out there, but for the most part, since there are so many Android options, there isn’t really a lot of WE HAVE TO GET THIS DEVICE AND I AM WILLING TO SLEEP OUTSIDE FOR DAYS FOR IT type people. This doesn’t really foster an exclusivity with us as a whole, I admit and I can see where we just see our phones asfacebook/twitter pads phones that happen to take pictures.
Or is it the fact that because the iPhoneography community is so huge and well known, that Droid users feel like we are just kinda playing along. Like a little sister running after her older siblings yelling, “I CAN TAKE PICS TOO! LOOK!”
I guess the point of all this is that I really want there to be a Droidography community. I LOVE my dSLR, but as a mom of two very energetic 6 year olds, it’s not really easy and/or fun to lug it around all day, regardless of being in a place that is so full of history and beauty. I find myself relying A LOT on my phone as my primary method of shooting. I’ve even started using it for my eBay store photos. I would love to join and be a part of a community of Droid photographers that help each other get the most out of their devices and their shots. Can we make this happen??
Do you know of any Droidography sites out there?? Hook a sista up!
PS– What’s the over/under that some iPhoner comes on here and says “Stop trying to make Droids happen.” Ha. Nevermind, I actually want that to happen. BRING IT.