Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

First Look Photo: A Study in Contrast

March 21, 2018

I was photographing this section of Portland, where graffiti reigns.  After a couple of shots, I noticed a clean cut business man walking through the area.  This added an element of contrast to the cluttered art work.

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First Look Photo: Keeping it Fun and Creative

May 3, 2017

I just spent one year studying photography with the New York Institute of Photography, and learned a lot about the craft, and business of photography, but in order to keep my passion alive, I also have to keep it fun and creative.  This is why I have been learning how to use the Enlight App on my IPhone.  Today’s shot was one I created on the app.

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First Look Photo: Stealth Photography

January 4, 2017

I’m back from my holiday break, and I have new ideas for photo blogs, or should I say “plogs”.  Don’t judge, it works for videos.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and New Year.  I got my new 50mm lens, and someone gave me a thermal lens cup; which I always wanted, but could never justify the purchase.

Street photography has always fascinated me, mostly because I’m a nature photographer, and I get embarrassed taking a stranger’s picture.  Over the past year, I’ve learned to overcome that initial shyness, but I still want to keep it semi stealthy.  I want to do this to keep people doing what they’re doing, to keep the pictures real.  Whether they like it, or not, people change when they know a camera is pointing at them.  I will be doing a lot more street photography this year.

As a practice, I am starting with people I find on the bus.  Today’s picture was taken with my IPhone se, of a man talking to the bus driver while checking his phone.  That’s why I call this shot split focus.  Using my phone to take someone’s picture, while leaving them thinking I’m just checking my emails. I will be doing more “bus shots” as a fun project.

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Photo Friday: Color Me Puzzled

April 17, 2015

When I was in first grade, I had a 24 day flu.  During the recovery I had a lot of time to watch tv, and do a ton of puzzles.  Since 1976, when I received my first camera, I have tried to take pictures that were not only beautiful, but could be made into challenging puzzles.  I tried contacting Milton Bradley, but they told me they only use photos taken by employees.  What that means is that I am now sitting on thousands of photos that can be used as good puzzles, until I get the right idea how to proceed.

Today’s photograph is one such picture I took this week, as the backdrop for my new phone.  I didn’t realize my phone takes full size, high resolution, pictures, and once I saw it I knew this would be the most challenging puzzle picture I have taken, to date.

I hope you all enjoy it.

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