Thats a quote above from a great article I read a while back. It's a feature of the iPhone photojournalism of @michaelchristopherbrown in Digital Photo Pro Magazine.

At the @planetagram conference in brazil, @kevinkuster gave a great talk on what I guess I'd call "artistic self image". We hear this all too often. . . "I love the #JJ community. The pictures inspire me but I'm not a "photographer" or anything. I only shoot on my phone and I'm pretty new at this. I don't know the difference between an f-stop and a bus stop to be honest".

Lets just get this out of the way guys.

BS!!! ;-).

In my opinion this makes about as much sense as being proud or ashamed of your writing skills based on your intimate knowledge of pen technology.

Things are changing.  Creativity is more accessible now than at any other time in history and I'm stoked.  If you've charged your phone and you're passionate about taking pictures, you've got everything you need to make compelling images.  In fact many accomplished pro photographers are choosing the same phone you carry everyday as their preferred tool for some jobs.

@michaelchristopherbrown thinks so. Who are we to argue?  ;-).