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At RNC, mobile photography offers real glimpse of convention life

Tampa, Fla. — While some photographers argue that iPhone photography is cheapening the profession, the simple truth of the matter is that applications like Instagram and Hipstamatic provide new easily accessible tools for contemporary forms of photography.

The small inconspicuous size of a cell phone sometimes helps photographers take pictures that would not have presented themselves with a larger camera in their hands.

The square crop of the photograph also forces the photographer to learn how to think creatively and look at scenes differently than they would from the format of a regular camera.

At the end of the day, photography is about communication. Whatever medium of photography that helps the viewer understand the photograph and the situation better should be valued.

These are some of my images as captured by Instagram and Hipstamtic from the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

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