iphoneography, history, timeline, mobile photography

Timeline: A Brief history of iPhonegraphy. Click to enlarge and interact

iPhoneography — the art of taking pictures with an Apple iPhone — will be eight years old this year. Many iPhoneographers may have missed the early years. Of all of the the iPhoneography blogs publishing today (and there are a lot of quality blogs out there), three of the oldest resources still publishing are Life In LoFi, Knox Bronson’s P1xels, and Tina Rice’s Combo Apps. Along with the now mostly dormant iPhography.com, these were the iPhoneography resources for much of iPhoneography’s early years. The original website, Glyn Evans’ The iPhoneography Blog (www.iPhoneography.com) went dark in late 2013.

The talk I gave at Macworld in 2013 was “iPhone Blogs and Social Photo Networks Shaping the iPhoneography Story” and I covered a brief history of iPhoneography as well as other topics. Preparing for the presentation, I created a timeline. For a lot more iPhoneography history, click past the jump. >>>

The framework for the talk I gave was created by both myself and Glyn Evans. although he wasn’t able to attend Macworld, the talk I gave pretty much covered the outline of the knowledge and experience we both mapped out back in October.

In order to keep things straight, I created a timeline of iPhoneography’s milestones. Presented here is the timeline that I worked from. It contains most of iPhoneography’s milestone events. It’s a living document and will be updated as needed.

I’m glad I was able to retrieve a lot of this information before it was lost in the void. I’m a big believer that you need a knowledge of the past to appreciate where we are now and where we’re headed.

If you’ve been in the art a while, this will dust off a few memories. Kick back, explore, and see how many of these events you remember or experienced. Be sure to click on the entries. Most have additional photos, text and links.

For a better, larger screen experience, Click here to explore the timeline “A Brief History of iPhoneography” on Timeglider.com. Or, explore the timeline below.

My apologies if you are viewing this on an iPhone. This timeline looks and functions best when viewed on a larger screen like a desktop, laptop or iPad.



Big thanks to Stacy Anderson for giving me the idea to create a timeline. It was a lot better than scraps of paper…. =M=