Saturday, March 30, 2013
A smartphone will not replace a digital single lens reflex camera, but it is better to have a smart phone in your pocket then no camera whatsoever. The iPhone can take stunning photographs when properly used with the right camera applications. I have 18 x 24 prints made with the iPhone five. They cannot be discerned from images taken with a professional camera.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Believe it or not Pink, is our dear family friend. Her name as most know is Alecia Moore. Her mom Judy and my wife jeanette grew up together in Ventnor , NJ and have been life long friends ever since. We have known this unbelievably talented young woman since birth and have enjoyed following her career. We went to her wedding in Costa Rica.
Last nite she performed at Madison Square Garden to a sold-out house! The show was one of the best I have ever seen, her talent is amazing!
These were shot with a Canon SX-40 with a super tele lens that goes out to near 700mm. Hand held these were taken at ISO 1600, AWB at Aperture priority. The camera has image stabilization which allowed hand held shooting, mostly at 1/60 sec. Editing occurred in iPhoto only to correct for WB, Tint, Levels and sharpening with a little noise reduction.
To capture this through the window, I used camera + first taking three pictures as we passed by the bridge.
The original image was processed in Laminar then Snapseed, then image blender and finally added the setting sun between the ends of the bridge with Lens light. This was great fun relaxing! Enjoy, Jeff
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The shot was simply made with an iPhone five by pressing the lens against the glass at the Syracuse zoo. This was rather easy to do with such a small flat camera and took up very little space. I used camera plus as the photo taking app because it focuses very quickly and has a terrific developing feature called Clarity
Clarity creates almost a high-definition range photograph really bringing out the colors and total values of an image. The white balance was of course automatic and the shutter speed enough with the iPhone to stop the fish from moving. No flash was involved. Using flashing aquarium photography only works if the flash Can be pressed Flush against the glass or better yet shot into the aquarium from the top, which of course is impossible at the zoo.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
It has many of the features of various Photoshop editors, iPhoto and Iris for the iPhone or iPad. In addition it also has blend modes, plenty of cool filters and frames to used to enhance your photographs. I downloaded it for free when it was first available.
This photograph was originally taken in color with a digital SLR and using this new application I converted to a pretty good looking black and white image
Sunday, March 3, 2013
I took this image with Camera plus and edited using clarify and then the Ansel effect. I put a gritty black frame around the border. Enjoy! Jeff