One of the things that we do in real life is shoot weddings. Yes, we’re that guy. We actually love being that guy. We’ve gone places, seen things, and made friends we otherwise never would have. And we count ourselves very lucky for all of it.
So today we combined a wedding with some iPhone appsperimentation, and here are the results.
We went back to the beach for today’s shot, in our case the familiar and foggy San Mateo coast.
One of our favorite things about the iPhone is the ability to take long exposure pictures in the daytime. No neutral density filters necessary, either. It’s amazing, really. To get a 15-second exposure in the daytime on your DSLR, you’d need … oh, I don’t know, maybe two -10 stop filters stacked on your lens? And then you wouldn’t be able to see or focus on your subject, because the filters would make everything in the viewfinder dark.
Posted in appsperiment, guest contributors, Uncategorized
Tagged cameramatic, dxp, gaussian, how-to, iphone, john curley, long exposure, ocean, process, sea, tips
Hi again all, and let me offer my apologies right up front: A sunset picture?? On a blog about experimental iPhone work?
Yes, I’m guilty, but here’s my thinking: there MIGHT be something for you to take away from this photo, even if it has a mundane subject matter.
(Full disclosure: I am hopelessly addicted to sunset pictures, at least ones that are done passably well. When the Flickr Blog used to interview photographers, their last question always was: “Kittens, babies, sunsets or flowers?” because those were four of the most common shots on Flickr. My answer would have been sunsets, and that hasn’t changed. It’s nature’s light show, and a very cheap date. I’m also very easily amused. Ok, onward.)
I’ve posted this one to show that even with an iPhone, it’s possible to capture photos with an amazingly high dynamic range. The sun SHOULD be completely blown out here, and there should be very little color tonality in the sky because the highlights are so strong. But that’s not the case. So how did we do it? Continue reading
Objective Scenes was started as a platform for sharing work from artists that had inspired us. Taking that goal to the next step, we are introducing a new series of guest contributors to this blog. We’ll still be posting images that we find through the Objective Scenes Flickr group, but each of our guest contributors will have one week to showcase some of their favorite personal shots and, hopefully, discuss some of the process behind them.
I’m pleased to welcome John Curley as our first guest contributor! I first became acquainted with John’s iPhone photography through this great article on the Bay Citizen and have since been following his posts on Instagram (as @johncurley). I’m excited to see what shares with us throughout the week!