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Street Photography using the iphone

Hi all, took a trip to London again yesterday for some street photography using just my iphone4 and iphone5. Had mixed results! I started off at the Barbican Centre on the overhead walkway and managed to get some atmospheric images using the hipstamatic app with the Lowy lens/Blackeys supergrain combo. I handheld all the shots and because it was quite dark there under cover some of the shots had blurring! I need to either rest the phone on a wall or other solid structure or make a conscious effort to keep my hands steady!! Anyway here are some of the better shots firstly from the barbican centre..

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The first image is an overview of the Barbican centre, taken from one of the walkways. The second image is of one of the stairways leading down to a restaurant/leisure area.

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These two images were taken on the walkways where it was quite dark. The day being overcast didn’t help either!

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Two more “grab” shots from the walkways themselves.

From the Barbican I took a leisurely walk to Brick lane via Leadenhall and Aldgate. Stopped off at old Spitalfields market before heading home..

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Two images from Brick Lane..

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Finally the Underground back home. All these were Taken on the iphone which I would not have attempted 18 months ago, and although I had some blurring issues and exposure problems these can be overcome and with patience and practice the images will get better ( at least the quality, if not the content!!). So  take the plunge go somewhere with just your smartphone and see what can be achieved! thanks for reading and as usual please comment..Bye

 

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Speaker’s corner, Hyde Park, London.

IMG_2118 smll sze Today I’m posting some portraits from a recent shoot in Hyde Park, London, at Speaker’s corner. This is a meeting place where anyone who wishes can stand on a soap box and talk about, argue, debate, incite just about anything they wish to. As you can imagine it can get quite heated with various religious/political viewpoints being extolled/trashed depending on your standpoint. But it makes for some great photo opportunities and I’m never disappointed when I go there. I normally take my panasonic GF2 with a 14mm pancake and a 45-175mm zoom lens. I also always take my iphone5 for plenty of candid/street shots. Here’s some of my images from there.

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As you can see plenty of animated characters. There’s always an argument going on somewhere and plenty of crowd participation as well…

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So if your ever in London on a Sunday you could do a lot worse than Speaker’s corner for some great and unique photo oppotunities..Thanks for looking..

 

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Hipstamatic Images and Iphone editing

IMG_5145 IMG_5146 IMG_2231 Went to the Victoria and Albert museum in London last week and decided to just use the hipstamatic app with the Yoona lens and blanko BL4 film for my images. This combo gives a great retro vintage look. It was quite dark in places but the images turned out ok, and only needed minimal editing. Main editing app used was Snapseed to adjust the brightness, contrast etc, add some blur to the edges and put a border around to finish off.

IMG_2128 IMG_2122 Here’s some more blended images that were made up of three other images and melded together in my favourite blending app, Superimpose. Here’s the three images that I used…

IMG_2069 IMG_2121 IMG_2108 The first blended image is actually made up of only the second two images, and processed in snapseed, superimpose, distressed fx and scratchcam. The second image is made up of all three images and processed in the same applications as the previous image.

IMG_1961 IMG_1974 IMG_1903 IMG_1918 I frequently use the same images for different composite creations as you can see in the next three images…

IMG_2028 IMG_2034 IMG_1989 It never ceases to amaze me the number of different effects and textures you can achieve on the iphone using just a few different apps. All my images here were put together just on the iphone as I don’t own an ipad, so it goes to show that it can be done and it’s great fun!!  Take a look at some of the images on this website http://www.iphoneart.com/ to see what can be achieved. They are some truly amazing shots here by some fantastic artists. Thanks for Looking..

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Hipstamatic Processing

IMG_1497 IMG_1474 IMG_1340  Thought I’d show some portraits for a change. All these shot were originally taken with my Nikon D90 DSLR camera. I then retook them using my Iphone and the Hipstamatic app. I like the old worn effect which goes especially well with B&W portraiture.It’s great you can muck about like this with just a phone and some time.

IMG_1360 IMG_3434 Another couple of images using the same processing. I love the way you can experiment with the iphone, it may not have loads of megapixels or any controls for shutter speed and aperture or even super sharp varieties of lenses but you don’t need them all the time. With an iphone or any other smartphone you do have lots of fun taking and then processing your images. You can create works of art or just snapshots of the family, you can use zero apps or 30 and some of the stuff that’s out there is amazing. I’ve set myself a challenge this year. I’m a member of the local photographic society and have decided to enter at least 50% of my images taken on the iphone in digital format and print! I’m interested in how it will be received and judged, and if anyone will be able to tell the difference anyway! Wish me luck and I’ll let you know how I get on…

IMG_4389 IMG_4030 Just for a change of subject thought I’d post a couple of more heavily processed images. The First image was taken on the iphone, and is actually about 8 images stitched using autostitch. Pfrocessed in Snapseed, Filterstorm, Distressed FX , Mextures and Lenslight. The Second Image is a single Iphone image taken with Procamera and processed with Snapseed, Distressed FX, Mextures and Lenslight… Thanks for  looking….

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West Pier Brighton

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IMG_4207  IMG_4211 Visited Brighton Today and took some pictures of the old west Pier that lies burnt out and abandoned to the sea. It was built in 1866 and was used up until about 1975 and was due to be renovated before suffering from two fires. All these images were taken on my iphone 4 using procamera for the first image and bracket mode for the second and third images. Basic editing in Snapseed..brightness, sharpening and a drama filter, then exported to Distressed FX and mextures for the texture effects. Finally into Snapseed again for some blurring and the frames. Quite pleased with the results as it was and overcast and dreary day, the subject matter was strong and I think this helped with the overall strength of the images. It would be interesting if anyone agrees/disagrees with this!

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Capture and editing with my Iphone

IMG_4003 IMG_4007 Hi, thought i’d share some more iphone images and post processing using just the iphone and some different apps. This image was taken at Buckingshire golf course in Denham, Bucks very early one morning using Bracket mode and pro HDR to get the desired exposure you can see the steam rising off the lake in the background!!. . After capture I did some basic adjustments using Snapseed, including a crop and sharpening. Then I added a moon using Lenslight and then some different textures using Distressed FX and Mextures. Finally into suoerimpose to apply a mask and some gentle blurring to get the finished image.

IMG_4011 IMG_4021Very similar treatment for this next image taken on the same day. Bracket mode ans pro HDR for capture, Snapseed, lenslight, distreesed FX and mextures for processing before using superimpose for some blur and back to Snapseed for a frame. The great thing about these apps is you can adjust the level at which you want to apply the treatment, so you can be as subtle or over the top as you want.

IMG_3996 IMG_4001 This last image was taken near the South Bank in London early evening. Using snapseed I cropped to a square frame  and made some basic adjustments. Using an app called Perspective I changed the position of the building slightly before using Distressed FX and mextures to create the texture I wished. All This is very easy to achieve using just the Iphone and the only real limits are your imagination so why not give it a go, it really is great fun!

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London Southbank Stroll.

IMG_3964 IMG_3977 IMG_3973Took a walk along the South Bank earlier this month, it was a glorious sunny  evening and fortunately I had my Iphone with me! All these shots were taken at sunset on the beach just past Waterloo bridge. They were all taken with an app called Bracket mode which basically takes two images one for highlights and one for shadows, then I transfer them into an app callded ProHDR which merges both images together. As seems to be the norm for me now I processed them all on the Iphone using three editing apps. The first port of call is always Snapseed  for cropping, adjustments and sharpening, then it’s off to Distressed FX for some arty effects ( including Birds!! ). Finally it’s over to Mextures for some grungy textures. Thanks for looking…..

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Speaker’s Corner

IMG_3433 IMG_3435Visited Speaker’s corner on Sunday for the first time without my Nikon D90. Had my trusty Panasonic GF2 and of course my iphone and managed to capture a few good shots. The first was taken on the iphone using the  Hipstamatic camera app, it was taken without the subject being aware and I love the way he’s totally in his own world with his Cigarette. The Second shot was actually taken on my GF2 and then processed to look like an old Hipstamatic like shot!! go figure.

 

P1030623pc P1030663pc lady sp 2013pcThe next three shots were all taken with the GF2 with only minor adjustments made in Lightroom 4. All were taken with the 45-175 panasonic lumix G X lens which features an internal zoom mechanism so the actual length of the lens stays the same throughout it’s zoom. It seems to be quite sharp and gives the equivalent 35mm range of 90-350mm which is pretty impressive!.

IMG_3200 IMG_3206 IMG_3405Finally Three more heavily processed iphone shots. The first taken at Milton, near Bournemouth uk was originally shot as two images light and dark and then merged in the HDR pro app. I then processed and tuned some more using snapseed before adding some distressed effects (and birds!! ) in the Distressed FX and Mextures apps. The second was taken at Buckinghamshire Golf course and processed with snapseed, distressed FX, mextures and Lenslight (for the large Moon). The final image was taken at Marble Arch London, It was cropped and processed mainly in Snapseed and finished in the  Noir app. “Have fun and enjoy life, we may not pass this way again” is my motto of the week..:0)..Bye

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Speaker’s corner and a Sunrise adventure!!

IMG_0178IMG_0218 Saw this character at Speaker’s corner a few weeks ago. He wasn’t part of the usual retinue of speakers but I have seen him there a few times and managed to capture him joining in some of the debates!!

IMG_1904 IMG_2494 IMG_2504  Something quite rare for me, colour and landscape!! I decided for some unknown reason (other than to say I did it :O) to get up at 5am on a Sunday morning and attempt to capture a sunrise. The second and third images are from then and the first was tken a little bit later in the day. I’ve decided to post them because I took them and processed them all on my iphone. I  took multiple shots at different exposures and stitched them all together using an autostitch app. I processed them first using pro HDR and did most of my editing using snapseed. I also played around with some filter apps as well. I quite like the effects and although not the same quality as my DSLR I enjoyed the process more!

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Hipstamatic and Oggl!!

oggl iphone 011I have been playing with the new Oggl app from hipstamatic the last few weeks. It’s similar to Instagram but you can use all their cool lens and film combos so it’s great for obtaining loads of different effects when your out and about. The first Three shots on this blog were all taken at a Bus depot while I was waiting around for a Bus.

oggl iphone 010 It’s great for candid’s and those unexpected moments.!! I love the effects gained from Hipstamatic and have recently been re shooting some of my old DSLR shots with the iphone hipsta app and have been very pleased with the results.

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The next Two images are portraits. The first was taken with Oggl using the Tinto 1884 lens and D-type plate film combo. The second image was one of my old DSLR portraits re taken with the iphone, I quite like the end result.iphone4 006iphone library etc 037

Finally sold my Nikon recently with some trepidation, but I wasn’t enjoying it as much as I used to so I thought it would serve someone else better. I might eventually go back to grown up cameras again, and I have kept my GF2  even buying a new lens for it, the 45-175mm zoom. All I need now is some extra days to go and enjoy my photography. And some Sunshine :o)

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