Many with smartphones
are now seeing a camera
in their own viewfinder
L.A. Times Desk Editor Steve Devol shoots me at the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Tuesday. Caught the strobe! Click image to enlarge. © SGE, Inc. All rights reserved.
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THIS PHENOMENON first entered my consciousness when my social life picked up – because unexpectedly I had so much spare time– in mid-April.
I started carrying my camera in my pocket and spent a great deal of time in public. Suddenly, in my view-finder, I began – more and more often – seeing somebody else taking my picture,
It was Paisley Bruise at the Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood on my birthday who clued me in. The strobes on our cameras fired at the identical instant.
“It’s awesome,” he said of the effect we both captured in our images.
Art? It’s in the eye of the beholder.
I blogged about it on May 2 in Shooting you shooting me and for about two weeks it was the most read story on the blog (look in the top left sidebar for “Most popular.”)
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Paisley Bruise shoots me at Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood on May 1. Capturing the strobe as it fires creates unpredictable effects. Click image to enlarge © SGE, Inc. All rights reserved.
THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT that this is happening to you, too, even if, perhaps, not quite as often as it is to me.
Almost everyone today carries some sort of camera in a pocket.
On Tuesday evening at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, where my friend LA Times Desk Editor Steve Devol and I attended a fabulous event, it happened again.
Not every time do we capture the strobe as it fires, but when we do the effect can be unpredictable.
My definition of good luck is: 80 percent perspiration 20 percent inspiration.
The images on this page conform very well to that definition.
Is it happening to you, too?
Post your comments below and tell us your story.
Garry Bowie shoots me at the Satyr’s Motorcycle Club event in Long Beach on May 12. Click image to enlarge. © SGE, Inc. All rights reserved.
TO ENTER THE COMPETITION:
Email us the image by clicking the “site administrator” link at the bottom and attach the file.
We will publish the best submissions and the winning entry in a photo album at some future date. The judges decision will be final.
Par Karis, who works in IT in Falun, Sweden, shoots me at the pub where we had beers after meeting at the Falun spring festival. He rides a Yamaha R-1 motorcycle. Click image to enlarge. © SGE, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The best image submitted before midnight on July 22 will win a $10 gift card to Starbucks.
Rob Jacobs, of Real Food Daily shoots me during the Bike Week ride. He kindly re-charged my iPhone in his office while we visited the terrific local eatery. Click image to enlarge. © SGE, Inc. All rights reserved.
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