I follow a lot of photography forums and recently there was a heated discussion about the decline of the Wedding photographer. Often there are members or friends of the family who have a camera and are asked to photograph their wedding. Non-pros are often called Uncle Bobs, or GWC (Guys with camera). These can also include Guests, with camera who try to follow around the PRO to snap the shots after they have been "set up" resulting in photos being posted on FaceBook or other sites and inevitably means less income for the Wedding Photographer who depends upon these shoots to make a livelihood. Tools do not a pro make. Just because you have the proper tool doesn't necessarily mean you know how to use it. I have a lot of tools but I don't think you want me to rebuild your engine. I can go out and purchase the same type of brushes that Rembrandt uses but no one would want my paintings, even if I gave them away
I know Steve is a professional photographer and motorcyclist in training . He has equipment you would dream about and his photographic tool, which he carries with him daily is his
iPhone. Everyone I know has an iPhone and they are always showing me this APP and that App. My old phone was a slug. It was neither an Android nor an iPhone and it was very slow on the 'net. I couldn't do my banking, nor could I post on any forums. I mean if Steve could abandon his Nikon D700 full frame and can obtain stunning photos with his iPhone then who am I to say this isn't a good route to follow. So last Saturday I picked up my iPhone 4 3G
As with any new piece of equipment it takes time to master its functions. I was searching the 'net to find out what others are using for photo editing
My foot has to be elevated and it seems to be getting better, sort of, so I use it for my tests. This is using the OEM camera
I purchased an APP called HDRpro and this is my first test shot.
It takes a couple of photos for High and Low and blends them and puts the image in the "roll". This was done in Auto mode. With extreme backlighting it works better in manual mode where you are prompted to touch the screen twice; once for the high, and then the highlight
I took it to work and did a self portrait after work.
I purchased a few different coloured skins for it. You probably noticed that this one matches my Pink Crocs. Most APPs aren't pricey and when I did some research using my friend Google I found Photoforge2 was considered one of the best editing programs for the iphone. It has lots of options, including sharpening, curves and levels. I am still doing more experimenting, but so far I really like the phone. I have turned it into a photographic tool and luckily it can also manage to make phone calls.
Even though I have a stack of Yogurt in the fridge . . . and also some at work
in a moment of weakness I had this for lunch yesterday
Prawns over rice. Boy did it taste good but my scale is still moaning from the weight