To celebrate World Photography Day and visual artists from all over the world, Depositphotos, a content marketplace with over 210 million images, music, and videos, is introducing a new project called “The Photographer’s Way”.
Over the next 2 weeks we will present 2 portfolios a week from their selection, this is : Dina Alfasi.
An Israeli mobile photographer who focuses on capturing authentic people and emotion through her works.
It doesn’t matter which camera you take photos with. The only thing that matters is what you capture. When people see a photo, they never think about the gear you used, they pay attention to the story and the beauty of it.
As a child, I loved taking pictures with a film camera, but since the advent of digital, photography has become integral to my daily life. I started sharing my photos on social media, and a large audience from around the world has been exposed to my work. I received a lot of responses, and many were curious about my photography.
I shoot with an iPhone 12 Pro, as it suits my documentary photography style best. I can react fast, my phone is always with me, and I do not attract attention. When I want to capture a moment, I want it to be authentic.
Because I work as an architectural engineer at a large hospital in northern Israel, I need to travel several times per day. That is why I take most of my pictures in transport. Besides, the natural light on the bus or train is the best you can find. And people there seem to be in their place. Someone is waiting; others are talking on the phone. It is exciting to watch them from the side, and find beautiful moments that touch me and others.
However, I have come across contempt from people who hear that I take pictures with an iPhone. Some say it is not real photography, while others don’t believe that I took my photos with a phone.
This makes me laugh! I took part in many competitions, where photos taken with an iPhone turned out to be award-winning. I was also privileged to participate in Apple advertising campaigns. This was recognition for the quality of my photographs. So why should I lie about taking pictures with an iPhone?
I don’t think it matters which camera you take photos with. You can take an image with an old film or a new digital camera. The only thing that matters is what you capture. When people see a photo, do they think about the camera it was taken with? Probably not. They think about the story you share and the beauty of it.
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