Saturday, March 31, 2012
The great joy in iPhoneography is the limitless creative fun one can have with an ordinary image. These colorful gum ball machines were snapped at the mall. The I put the image through Blur Fx, masking the blue gum balls from the blur. I used a Gaussian blur at 75%, boosted saturation and contrast. Next the image went to Photoforge to get a combined watercolor and oil painting overlay. From there to LoMob for a postcard look. Then I picked a pink color from the Benjamin Moore paint selection App, snapped a photo of it in the iPhone. Last step was using Blender to combine the images using Overlay at 75% to add the touch of pink. Voila!
C'est magnifique, no?!
Friday, March 23, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
This young man stood out from the revelers. He was in contrast to the mostly intoxicated laughing and singing crowd. Always looking for an interesting street shot, I walked by him several times.. When he noticed me and my camera ( Fuji x10, ISO 1000, f3.5, no flash) I approached, asked and received permission to photograph him. Enjoy, Jeff
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Why your smartphone is the best camera
Sent from Zite personalized magazine iPad app.
Available for free in the App Store.
Sent from my iPad
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Beautiful day in Albany and found this sweet mixed breed dog in Washington Park. I had on my 50mm Nikkor set at 1.8 ( really 3.3 with the 1.5 crop APS sensor), focused midway between the eyes and snout as I wanted both to be sharp. The 50mm lens wide open creates a shallow DOF as noted on the blurred underside neck and chest region. Only an SLR (full frame is best) can create this shallow DOF. Pocket cameras are great for getting everything in focus, but not for this. Camera was a Fuji Finepix S3Pro, 12MP set at ISO 160, f1.8, and AWB. Enjoy. Jeff
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Street Fairs are great people photography opportunities. Folks are having a great time and don't mind being your subject. I wanted to capture their mood, a combination of rhythm, passion and sexuality that this vibrant music creates. A moderate zoom at 5.6 allowed me the images I wanted. Enjoy, Jeff
Saturday, March 3, 2012
This is Stoney Creek, just before the turn off to Lapland Lake, taken with the Fuji X10, processed first in iPhoto, then enhanced a bit in Topaz Adjust. Lapland Lake is an idyllic Cross Country Ski Center in the Adirondacks near Northville NY. The overcast light was perfect for landscape photography. A bright, sunny day would ruin a shot like this. WB was Auto, f5.6 at 1/250 sec. Focal point was 1/3 in at the central snow mound in the water so that the image would be sharp front to back. Enjoy, Jeff