iPhonetography 3.0 {My life through the lens of my camera phone}

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsOne of the most key ingredients to my successful business is my creativity. I must guard it, nurture it and renew it often. Photography is perhaps my greatest passion and talent. Because it’s also my job (the way I generate income) there is a danger of it becoming work. Money has a funny way of spoiling life’s purest pleasures. ;) That is why it’s essential that I continue to capture photographs when I’m not ‘on the job’.

This has proved to be a dilemma in times past because when I carry my big camera around I transform into my professional photographer alter ego and end up taking 137 pictures that I have to later process on my computer; which becomes more work and less fun. I tried to go backwards in time by shooting with a quirky holga camera but I found myself ruining rolls of film or only getting a couple usable images; a waste of time and money. :(

I also really don’t like to carry around an obscene amount of technology with me. My iPhone is just enough; computer, phone and camera all in one! So here is my life in the last year through the small underrated lens of my iPhone! These are the pictures I capture because of my obsession for documenting all of those magical moments that are here one second and gone the next. I often say that I have a bad memory and that’s why God made me a photographer. I hope that you enjoy this little glimpse into my world.

I LOVE where I live! San Luis Obispo is like a little slice of paradise. Most of the scenery shown here will be of mountains and oceans literally 5-10 minutes from my house. Left: Bishops Peak. / Right: Anderson Hotel.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron Ingalls Left: New Years celebration at my house. Right: Wyatt posing at fro-yo.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: My in-laws fence in Arroyo Grande / Right: My lovely bride, Mrs. Anna Ingalls on a Shell Beach cliff. She was just a couple months prego here.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron Ingalls Left: Avila Beach / Right: Friend and fellow photographer Ken Kienow. His favorite coffee shop is Joe Mamma’s in Avila. This is from one of our bro-mantic coffee mornings together.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: James McCarthy rocking a pink and purple whale shirt in the streets of San Francisco. Just outside Blue Bottle. / Right: New haircut compliments of Sunnie Jones!

iPhonetography taken by Cameron Ingalls When I met Anna I didn’t consider myself athletic. Just a lazy surfer. She loves to board but I’ve always been too afraid to learn. I guess love has a way of helping you conquer your fears. Here we are celebrating our 2nd anniversary on the finest slopes in Colorado.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron Ingalls When we got home we discovered a little bit of exciting news; we were pregnant!

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: Crying kid with yellow balloon. Who doesn’t like their picture taken when throwing a tantrum?! / Right: Port San Luis

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: An incredible graffiti mural in L.A. / Right: Chris Rhoads and I posing in Anthropology at The Grove.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: Bowling with the Newsoms. I think it was Kim’s birthday. Jeff has a funny face. / Right: Cameron and Anna dressed in bowling shoes.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: My gift from Justin Lyon after the winter Mammoth Men trip. They thought it hilarious that I didn’t know what that meant but flashed it in a picture with my couple at their wedding. / Right: Mark Brooke milking Justin Lyon. Weird.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: Morro Rock during a date night with the wife. / Right: Holland Ranch: epic wedding venue!

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: My backyard jungle. / Right: Simon Jones and Eli Stewart cooking dinner over our fire pit.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron Ingalls Left: Nephew Sam posing in an alley downtown. / Right: All of the nephews and my headless niece on a Bob Jones trail walk.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: Kate, my favorite niece! Isn’t her head pretty? / Right: Proudly gripping my homemade lemon picker. First thing every morning I drink Emergen-C with half a squeezed lemon. I don’t think I’ve been sick for 2 years!

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: Anna on a family photoshoot. / Right: Me running the 6k Miracle Miles for Kids. When we met Anna wasn’t a photographer and I wasn’t a runner. It’s awesome how marriage causes you to share passions. (I still don’t LOVE running ;)

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: Ryan Allshouse handling props during a commercial photoshoot for Level Studios / Right: Big Sur coastline

iPhonetography taken by Cameron Ingalls Left: Abandoned mental hospital makes for a great photo-shoot location. / Right: Inside building. Danger is my middle name.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft + Right: Anna and I flew to Montreal Canada for a wedding last summer.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft + Right: I bought a self-timer app and here are my test shots. I don’t think I’ve used it since. ;)

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: Kojo; a sweet kid that was adopted from Liberia / Right: Wyatt dressed for army. Kojo and Wyatt are sweet friends!

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: Justin Wilczynski at Joans on 3rd a couple blocks from his house. / Right: Dinosaur ranch in Huasna. For reals.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: Moustache Cam at Jose Villa’s b-day party. / Right: I wanted to be on www.peopleofwalmart.com so I had Anna take this silly picture of me. I didn’t make the cut.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron Ingalls Left: Morro Rock at sunset. Nice dinner view! / Right: Brother Joel and nephew Ethan cruising the yack for my 30th birthday.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron Ingalls My last man-trip before Asher was born. Kayaking off the coast of Big Sur. Left: Mike Larson pulling in a rock cod. / Right: Just a little grossed out that I have to fillet my catch.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron Ingalls Left: The day my Asher came into this world to steal hearts. / Right: His ever growing cheeks of chub!

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: Morgan and Joel’s engagement shoot at Laguna Lake. / Right: Ben Potter proudly holds up his greatest catch moments after proposing on an Avila hilltop.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron Ingalls Left: Decorated tree where Ben proposed. / Right: As I was hiking down the mountain a guy stopped me and told me to take a picture of the sunset. I laughed because I’m not really the sunset-photographer type. But I complied anyway and was amazed at the result! I shot one with my pro camera and one with my iPhone so I could email him the image on the spot.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: Asher is in for a lifetime of photo shoots and costumes. God help him! / Right: Hanging at the salon while mommy gets purdy.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: Asher dressed as a lumberjack for church. / Right: Asher’s first day at the beach. He loved it!

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft + Right: Engagement session at Port San Luis.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: Asher participated in Tie Tuesday. / Right: Wyatt wanted to wear a tie because Asher was wearing a tie.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft + Right: Wyatt’s turn spending the night.

iPhonetography taken by Cameron IngallsLeft: On a hike at Montana de Oro with the Mrs. just days before Asher was born. / Right: A fishing boat in Port San Luis during a family outing.

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