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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Slow Shutter

I really enjoy this application, Slow Shutter for the iPhone. This was taken at a local amusement park where we took our grandchildren today. The tilt a whirl was rotating fairly quickly and I captured this at one quarter of the second exposure with a -1.75 exposure compensation so the image would not blowout. The image was edited in Laminar With levels and then Color burn blend mode. A small frame was added at the edges. Enjoy Jeff

Saturday, July 20, 2013

iPhone fun in the supermarket

Ordinary shopping for food with Jeanette. Tons of flowers in the flower department. Excellent iPhone photo opportunity! I used SlowShutter to first take a still picture at 1/8 of the second and then a blurred picture at the same speed or picture occurred as I moved the camera over the flowers. Then the image was transferred to Laminar for further editing of curves and so forth and then ultimately to Snapseed for a little detail enhancement white balance correction and a frame
What a great way to have fun while food shopping! Enjoy, Jeff

Thursday, July 11, 2013


Southwest flight 3211 today. Waiting to disembark. I love the expression on the woman's face in front of me as her patience was a little tried. A fun grab shot with the iPhone 5. Enjoy, Jeff

Sunday, July 7, 2013


I shot Charles in April of this year.  He was  on his bike in Washington Park, I on a bench.  I thought he was a very interesting subject and he agreed to be photographed.  I used a Nikon D200 with a 50mm 1.4 lens set at about f3.5 and composed him to the left of the frame.  Originally in color I converted the image using Topaz Adjust 5 to create a powerful look to an already powerful looking young man.  Enjoy, Jeff

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Shooting People

There are many ways to shoot people on the street. My favorite is to meet someone who has a "look" that attracts me, engage them so that we both feel comfortable and then shoot. I simply feel better about this type of portraiture than sneaking a photo. Most importantly, I have made a connection with another person that elevates the photo experience for me. Enjoy, Jeff

Fuji Instax 210

In search of a modern Polaroid system, I discovered the Fuji Instax 210 camera. It is a lightweight but big and bulky plastic camera that uses Fuji instant film. This is not peel apart film but film similar to the later SX-70 Polaroid films. After snapping the shutter it develops in about one minute.

This was my first box of 10 prints shot with the image, I have selected a few which I photographed with my iPhone for uploading purposes. The major purpose of this camera for me right now will be to take photographs of my grandchildren and present them an actual physical print rather than having them looking at a computer screen or a cell phone screen to see their image. Hopefully they will learn to appreciate some of the older analog ways!

I certainly can see future artistic Uses of this camera, however they cannot be manipulated like the older versions of SX-70 film. I look upon this camera as another tool in a great, fun filled hobby.

Enjoy, Jeff