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Old June 7th, 2012, 09:22 PM
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I have inherited my wife's 3G iPhone and am amazed by it's utility. One could even drive looking at the live view, LOL!

So I have tested it on walks, capturing whatever pleases my eye. I started of course with obliques, thinking that they might go well together in layered pictures, later on.

So here's my start:




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Sawleaf Zelkova (Zelkova Serrata)

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So add your own serious fun pictures from your smart phone!

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Not an iPhone, Nokia E7 here:


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Old June 8th, 2012, 08:53 AM
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Not an iPhone, Nokia E7 here:


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Michael,

Great view! Michael A. smith is right here, (in this case ), its the subject that counts, not the camera! I might have been there, years ago. Do they sunbathe there, on the grass by the water, even a few folk without clothes? I have to dig through my old pictures!

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Just starting to try my iPhone for more "serious" work. Been using it with the 645 Pro app and really enjoying the combination. It has even prompted me to work in color -- something I have not done in years.

It's definitely a bright light camera, but otherwise the noise and blur are part of the charm.

A few more iPhone pics on the web site.

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Old July 3rd, 2012, 11:47 AM
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Just starting to try my iPhone for more "serious" work. Been using it with the 645 Pro app and really enjoying the combination. It has even prompted me to work in color -- something I have not done in years.

It's definitely a bright light camera, but otherwise the noise and blur are part of the charm.

A few more iPhone pics on the web site.

John


I checked your website. May I say "Wow!". These need to be shared too!

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Old July 3rd, 2012, 12:02 PM
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Thank you, Asher. This really is great fun. And to think a camera is always right there in your pocket or purse or belt case.

I'm going to work on becoming better technically. And I'll try printing some files.

I'd love to hear of any favorite apps. So far I use 645 Pro for capture and work the tiffs in Lightroom.

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Just starting to try my iPhone for more "serious" work. Been using it with the 645 Pro app and really enjoying the combination. It has even prompted me to work in color -- something I have not done in years.

It's definitely a bright light camera, but otherwise the noise and blur are part of the charm.

A few more iPhone pics on the web site.

John

John, seems you are getting the hang of the iPhone very well indeed. Well timed and captured.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 12:29 PM
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Hi,

you may find a fine collection of iPhone pics on my gallery ... it is a challenge, but it is fun, too!
And therefor I print it at 21 x 21 cm on finart papers ...

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Old July 6th, 2012, 12:34 PM
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John, seems you are getting the hang of the iPhone very well indeed. Well timed and captured.
Thank you, Fahim. I find that with the iPhone luck plays a significant part.

But you know what they say about that: "Chance favors the prepared mind."

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Amazing, what wonderful images can be made with these cell phones!!
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I have inherited my wife's 3G iPhone and am amazed by it's utility. One could even drive looking at the live view, LOL!

So I have tested it on walks, capturing whatever pleases my eye. I started of course with obliques, thinking that they might go well together in layered pictures, later on.

So here's my start:

[CENTER]



Asher Kelman: Garden

iphone 3G white

...

So add your own serious fun pictures from your smart phone!

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Simple, effective, beautifully composed.
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Old February 25th, 2013, 09:32 AM
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A recent sunrise before work.




The non instagammed version. Ran through "photo editor" app on HTC One S.


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Jake Klein: Untitled


Jake,

There are times when color really holds emotional keys to the mood of the photograph. I'd argue that this is one of those instances!

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Old February 26th, 2013, 09:21 AM
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This is from a recent trip. I shot it just to remember where to find the car when I got home, but I like the forms.

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Nokia E7 again:




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Seems to have the power of Zen!
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This is from a recent trip. I shot it just to remember where to find the car when I got home, but I like the forms.

Bob,

So I'm not the only chap taking snaps so Ican find my way back!

Great use of a phone! It's also the start of further creative work if that moves you. I'd consider adding acrylic sketching to a print!

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I'm really amazed with the quality from some of the new phones. My friend has some Samsung phone. He took a photo of a spider. He zoomed in to show me the hair on it's legs! It was a big spider, granted, but still.
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I surprise myself when I connect my iphone to my laptop and then discover how many cell phone pictures I've accumulated.

Here I took 10 pictures freehand to build a wide angle view of the walking and jogging path that runs parallel to Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California.

Admission: A small triangle of the bottom foreground was filled in with the content aware tool as it did not add anything that wasn't in the actual scene, some grass and gravel.



Asher Kelman: Walking Path
Beverly Hills, 2014
23.5" x18"
iphone 5 stitched in Autopano giga



I do not recommend this way of making pictures, but when I have only an iphone, one can still be ambitious in getting coverage. It's not a good use of precious time resources! Still the results are always surprisingly competent. I do see a slight stitching error on the left edge of the tree, but will not fix it even if I make a print! This is to remind me to take with the right camera and ignore my family's pleas!

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Two additions.

The more common one - Samsung Galaxy S3:





The less common one - Smsung Galaxy Gear 2 (a smartwatch):




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Two additions.Bequemer Sattel
The more common one - Samsung Galaxy S3:





The less common one - Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (a smartwatch):





Michael,

A great pairing from all your tens of thousands of possible choices! It's no accident! These two juxtapositioned work well in drawing attention to common features of parallel lines, one real and the other a shadow.

In doing so, one picture a machine for freely moving in fairly even surfaces and the other for pausing one's traveling give the viewer starting point to imagine stories of what did or could happen. When this occurs, taking the given images as a staging area for the mind, you are for sure an artist as you stimulate us to muse and get move boundaries from what is to what might be.

...and BTW, only after enjoying the pictures so much and several visits, did I realize that the second was made with a watch phone! That's where we see how it's only the mind behind the camera that matters, not the camera, which can do very little without discrimination by you and how you value things. The camera can never know that, at least not yet!

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Asher,

Thanks. The smartwatch has very limited capabilities (2Mpix, fixed focal length, almost no manual controls), but as long as there is decent light, the pictures are not that bad, especially when you consider the size of the camera and the sensor.

It is always watching, sometimes seeing and occasionally taking pictures...

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Hi,

this autumn I will do a dedicated photobook of my square iPhonepics, amongst others these:





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I surprise myself when I connect my iphone to my laptop and then discover how many cell phone pictures I've accumulated.

Here I took 10 pictures freehand to build a wide angle view of the walking and jogging path that runs parallel to Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California.

Admission: A small triangle of the bottom foreground was filled in with the content aware tool as it did not add anything that wasn't in the actual scene, some grass and gravel.



Asher Kelman: Walking Path
Beverly Hills, 2014
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iphone 5 stitched in Autopano giga



I do not recommend this way of making pictures, but when I have only an iphone, one can still be ambitious in getting coverage. It's not a good use of precious time resources! Still the results are always surprisingly competent. I do see a slight stitching error on the left edge of the tree, but will not fix it even if I make a print! This is to remind me to take with the right camera and ignore my family's pleas!

Asher

I did not recognize this was my picture! I also now disown my previous opinion that one should have the "right camera for the job" and ignore one's family in the process. I am reminded of the song, "If you can't be with the one you love, honey, love the one you're with!"

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All wonderful work!

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Excellent advice, both as a metaphor and literally!

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I did not recognize this was my picture! I also now disown my previous opinion that one should have the "right camera for the job" and ignore one's family in the process. I am reminded of the song, "If you can't be with the one you love, honey, love the one you're with!"

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Wow, this is just so lovely!

not sure why the image didn't come along, but I see that it is not included in the quote.. it's the route that people take to job near Santa Monica Boulevard! :-) Maggie
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... just to catch the ambience ...

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This has a lot of mood, Wolfgang. It appears undisturbed by man. Is this in a cultivated garden or wild?

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Hi Asher

that's wild, nearby the house we live in.
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