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Wolfgang
04-17-2011, 07:25 PM
Smartphones are awesome, be they Apple, Android or whatevs. And they are increasingly carrying very serviceable cameras! Since a smartphone is basically a pocket computer, they can do some pretty neat photochop-style tricks. Does anyone else besides me out there use these for fun? Instagram, Tilt Shift Generator, Photoshop Mobile, what have you. Put them up and share your tips, PLZ!

One thing: I don't want to get into a smartphone war here; this is about the fun of amateur photography with pocket photo processing labs. Please share tips and apps, without disparaging the platform. Speaking of amateur: this thread is meant as fun, and not intended to piss off the hardworking photographers who see photo apps as "cheating".

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_1270.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_0731-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_1220.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/208690_1333926643784_1699604381_596420_2577415_n.j pg

Lady
04-17-2011, 08:32 PM
I don't really ever use any fancy effects, but I do have this pic!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5306/5629536587_ffcbfdf011_z.jpg http://www.snowy-day.net/pictures/cherryblossoms-small.jpg

I need to recrop it :(

Wolfgang
04-18-2011, 01:39 AM
You should have both photos in the post - it's cool to be able to compare two images.

Kirin
04-18-2011, 10:02 AM
Oh hey - I was just taking some arty spring pictures of my garden with my phone, so this is relevant. However, I should wait until I'm somewhere I can upload multiple photos without using up my limited 3G bandwidth.

Meanwhile, anyone wanna recommend *good* (and ideally free) iPhone filter apps? There's so many in the store it's a bit impossible to sort through the fluff. Currently I have installed MoreLomo, OldPhotoPRO, and PhotoFilters, but none of them have blown me away. SlowShutter is good for arty low-light shots (simulates long exposures, which the iPhone won't let you do natively, by averaging a lot of shots together). ImgurFree is a decent on-the-fly uploader that I use for posting single photos to TT a lot.

Wolfgang
04-18-2011, 12:28 PM
Instagram is free and lets you do some arty stuff - both of the square cropped pics in my first post are from Instagram. Hipstamatic is similar but I don't know if it's free.

One thing everyone with an iPhone should have is Photoshop Mobile, for its Reduce Noise function. PSM is free, but reduce noise costs three bucks to unlock. But it's SO worth it! It takes care of most of the noise from low lighting and gives photos a really smooth, clean look. It takes a lot of the cell-phone-photoness out of iPhone pictures.

Wolfgang
04-18-2011, 02:21 PM
This is what I was talking about earlier - you can get rid of a lot of noise with it without getting rid of detail. It's really impressive for getting pictures looking better on the phone without running them through desktop Photoshop first.

Before
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_1272.jpg

After
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_1274.jpg

Luana
04-18-2011, 03:58 PM
Oh hey - I was just taking some arty spring pictures of my garden with my phone, so this is relevant. However, I should wait until I'm somewhere I can upload multiple photos without using up my limited 3G bandwidth.

Meanwhile, anyone wanna recommend *good* (and ideally free) iPhone filter apps? There's so many in the store it's a bit impossible to sort through the fluff. Currently I have installed MoreLomo, OldPhotoPRO, and PhotoFilters, but none of them have blown me away. SlowShutter is good for arty low-light shots (simulates long exposures, which the iPhone won't let you do natively, by averaging a lot of shots together). ImgurFree is a decent on-the-fly uploader that I use for posting single photos to TT a lot.

I recommend Camera+ (http://campl.us/) for the iPhone. It's not free, but it's on sale right now for $1 and it's REALLY good. It makes me wish I had an iPhone 4 just so I could use it.

I'll post some of my phone pictures later when I find my microSD reader. If there's one thing a Blackberry is good at, it's taking photos.

McClain
04-18-2011, 10:44 PM
I'm personally a big fan of the Retro Camera app for Android. My phone doesn't have the best camera, but I like the way some of these came out:

http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz250/McClain142/shot_1299949713305.jpg

http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz250/McClain142/shot_1288490503145.jpg

http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz250/McClain142/shot_1299262159470.jpg

http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz250/McClain142/shot_1282770200865.jpg

http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz250/McClain142/shot_1299261793422-1.jpg

http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz250/McClain142/shot_1301110475918.jpg

Luana
04-18-2011, 11:17 PM
These are with my Blackberry:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5286/5365895585_7e0243a6c3_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5209/5366508756_298c9719f5_z.jpg

These ones here are with Instagram:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5163/5355651060_45a687547c_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5121/5355024383_71863d6a87_z.jpg

And this one was with Camera+:

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/180375_501094283628_527883628_6076906_4445908_n.jp g

Wolfgang
04-19-2011, 12:16 AM
That owl picture is Super Rad! The feet one is pretty cool, too!

tungwene
04-19-2011, 01:11 AM
Playing around with Instagram.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/0e5dc32b.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/ee90a596.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/b5611603.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/5bccf605.jpg

That's enough for now.

Kirin
04-19-2011, 12:57 PM
Instagram is free and lets you do some arty stuff - both of the square cropped pics in my first post are from Instagram. Hipstamatic is similar but I don't know if it's free.

One thing everyone with an iPhone should have is Photoshop Mobile, for its Reduce Noise function. PSM is free, but reduce noise costs three bucks to unlock. But it's SO worth it! It takes care of most of the noise from low lighting and gives photos a really smooth, clean look. It takes a lot of the cell-phone-photoness out of iPhone pictures.

I think I saw Instagram before but passed because it looked like it was all tangled up in social media nonsense. But if it's easy enough to just process and dump photos, I'll snag it.

I had the hardest time finding Photoshop Mobile... because it looks like it's going by Photoshop Express now.

Meanwhile I swear I'll actually post some pics eventually. The problem with checking the forum during work breaks is I never remember to upload stuff at home...

Luana
04-19-2011, 01:16 PM
Thanks, Shawn!

I am so tempted to get an iPhone 4 to replace my brokeberry, but here's my question (I am too lazy to Google it): what's the max resolution on an iPhone photo? How mega are my pixels going to be?

Patrick
04-19-2011, 01:50 PM
The iPhone 4's forward facing camera is 5 megapixels, but my understanding is that it has a higher than usual light sensor, so the pictures look better than 8 megapixel pictures from other smartphones. In good lighting conditions it takes really impressive pictures, and even in low light the pictures are pretty decent.

EDIT: Here is a picture on a bright day, followed by three in less good light (uploaded through the photobucket app, not sure if they;re scaled down).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/Padraig946/05487e39.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/Padraig946/40f4f447.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/Padraig946/77f696bb.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/Padraig946/f0e3acb2.jpg

Luana
04-19-2011, 02:04 PM
Thanks, patrick! I'm pretty impressed by that. I know that more megapixels != better, since I used to work in a photo lab, but I need there to be the ability to auto-focus (and even manual focus, but I can do that with Camera+). I just don't carry around my camera very much and want a decent one built into my cell phone for those awesome moments.

I will miss my Blackberry's camera, though. It was very nice.

Wolfgang
04-20-2011, 09:11 AM
iPhones can do some pretty good auto focusing.

I love days like this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_1278.jpg

It always looks like The Nothing is coming.

Luana
04-20-2011, 01:14 PM
After playing with some of the phones at the different kiosks, I'm settling on an iPhone 4. My main reasoning is the camera. I just didn't like the other ones!

Thanks for your help, guys!

Wolfgang
04-20-2011, 08:40 PM
I will say that one thing I really love about iPhone's camera is its built in HDR function. It does a great job keeping pictures from looking too cheap.

With HDR off:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/a750ccc0.jpg

With it on:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/ac53a3ab.jpg

Look how much clearer everything is, especially the sky and sign on the right. It's great for night shots too:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/10dfceeb.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/03df7e8a.jpg

Ethan
04-20-2011, 09:50 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/Padraig946/77f696bb.jpg
Jesus.

Patrick
04-20-2011, 10:17 PM
It's like Turok!

Luana
04-21-2011, 12:21 AM
I went out and picked up an iPhone 4 today. It's weird, but I'm getting used to it. I had forgotten how much I adored Camera+ in that short time -- I had remembered it being a good program, but being able to manually adjust the exposure and such is just so awesome.

I also downloaded the TiltShift Generator, since I love the AIR app and would love to be able to access it on the fly.

Olli T
04-21-2011, 01:10 AM
Here are some random photos from the last week or so I found from my cellphone (Nokia Nate).

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5265/5640156656_b452eb8c3f_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5228/5640156654_13a9001a20_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5229/5640156652_1a59a4e118_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5141/5640156648_259cec26af_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5303/5640156644_83823fae8b_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5302/5640156642_af87dc6ed4_z.jpg

Wolfgang
04-21-2011, 09:07 AM
Nice - Camera+ is on sale for .99 today! I'm intrigued by the exposure function.

Kirin
04-21-2011, 10:23 AM
Actually, Camrea+ has been on "sale" for .99 since mid-February, but hey.

Meanwhile I tried out Instagram and it's weird. You can't edit a photo without sharing it? But then you can't even access your photos through their website? Is there any way to access your edited photo if you *didn't* want to share it to twitter or facebook or the like?

Wait, poking through submenus on the app I managed to find a "Copy Share URL" option that actually gives me a web link to it. Which I can then paste somewhere so I can read it and then type it in my desktop computer's browser, which actually brings up the photo. But doesn't have navigation links to my other photos or anything. Blarrrrrrrgle this is dumb.

(Oh wait, I just noticed the photo is also copied to the iPhone's main photo album, so I can just synch it like everything else. Good. But if I'm gonna do it that way I want to be able to stop Instagram from uploading it at all in the first place, to save bandwidth...)


Annnnnnnnyway, my test case:
http://i.imgur.com/CPJK7.jpg

Wolfgang
04-21-2011, 10:42 AM
Why wouldn't you want to share photos? Do you not want people knowing you take pictures of pretty flowers rather than, say, steak? Or girders?

Patrick
04-21-2011, 11:28 AM
I assume that he does't want to share them through Instagram, which is how I feel. I wouldn't take all of my pictures through there, and then my instagram account would be missing the ones I took using another app.

Luana
04-21-2011, 12:55 PM
The exposure function is super-easy to use, and it's nice that you can do it while setting up your shot. I really like the Photoshop app! Thanks for recommending it!

In other news, my living room is a mess and I need to clean today (http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=e5302743-997a-468c-8a25-466dfedbff2b&m=false&i=0:0:0&c=0:0:0&z=434.443865356288&d=-0.964023249906301:-1.81867754613155:-1.48739982850048&p=0:0&t=False).

Nerdy
04-21-2011, 01:12 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5302/5640156642_af87dc6ed4_z.jpg

Look at that ghostie in the corner. Sure must like the stage!

Wolfgang
04-21-2011, 02:46 PM
Ilike Pano for taking big pictures and stitching them together. Unless you have a very steady hand you get a few weird ghosting effects where the pictures are joined:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/bd63dd8a.jpg

Yeah, ok, Camera+ is good grub:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/d365c1d2.jpg

Ok, now, I like the clarity here but it loses a little richness:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/44073c60.jpg

Noise reduction:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/34eea7f6.jpg

Wolfgang
04-21-2011, 02:59 PM
I assume that he does't want to share them through Instagram, which is how I feel. I wouldn't take all of my pictures through there, and then my instagram account would be missing the ones I took using another app.

You can import photos into Instagram that will then post to your account.

Lady
04-21-2011, 06:35 PM
I was inspired by shawn's exuberance to try out an HDR app. I used a couple of free ones this morning, and didn't really care for them,

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5149/5640787103_8cb12553e2_z.jpg
(kinda lack-luster),

so I shelled out $2 for Pro HDR, and it's kinda neat. I like how you can adjust various things after the app decides what it considers ideal.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5223/5641643427_860ac7e135_z.jpg
"oh, those clouds look kinda dramatic. LET"S TEST OUT THE HDR APP"

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5303/5642202490_1b494b8366_z.jpg
It takes a long time to use because it meters the light at several different exposure settings, but I tried at every stop light on my drive home; and I just barely managed to get a complete shot in at this one (which is normally the longest to stay red)

Wolfgang
04-21-2011, 07:29 PM
I really like the second photo. What kind of phone do you have? Sometimes you can get good results using more than one app.

Kirin
04-22-2011, 12:48 PM
Why wouldn't you want to share photos? Do you not want people knowing you take pictures of pretty flowers rather than, say, steak? Or girders?

It's not that I'm embarrassed of my flowers, just that I don't necessarily want to spam twitter every time I'm experimenting with filters. Actually, moreso than that, I don't want to use up wireless bandwidth if I'm experimenting on the road.

You can import photos into Instagram that will then post to your account.

Can you actually browse an instagram account from the web as opposed to through their phone app? I tried after getting the share address for a single photo, and couldn't get any navigation to work.

Luana
04-22-2011, 02:23 PM
Can you actually browse an instagram account from the web as opposed to through their phone app? I tried after getting the share address for a single photo, and couldn't get any navigation to work.

If I remember correctly, no. It's the one thing I dislike most about both Instagram and Camera+. Thank goodness for my unlimited data plan. /wipes brow

Wolfgang
04-22-2011, 02:27 PM
Instagram has said they've heard fan requests and are working on a way to browse them on the web. There's still Flickr and stuff for now, though, so. But really the whole point of Instagram is to take cool pictures and share them.

Lady
04-22-2011, 07:40 PM
Still trying out the HDR app;

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5109/5645238760_967fcbb38c_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5225/5645241932_78f950a18d_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5025/5645240272_c317c9ef78_z.jpg
(I thought this one broke their algorithm pretty hilariously)

Luana
04-22-2011, 09:02 PM
I decided to just dick around with stuff today.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4586177/photos/take1.jpg
This one's unedited, and taken with Camera+.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4586177/photos/take2.jpg
If I remember correctly, the only thing I did with this one was to use the "Diana" effects filter. It's one of the pay ones, but I justified it because, well, I wanted to try them out.

edit: Oh, wait, I may have used the Scenery scene setting as well.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4586177/photos/take3.jpg
I don't know how I feel about this. I wanted to see if I could give it a bit more weathered tone with the Soft Focus feature in Photoshop Mobile, and while I like it, I'm not sure. It did take the edge off of the greens a bit, which is nice. It certainly feels more... artificial, though.

I have a friend who envisions herself a photographer that hates cell phone photography. I think that it definitely has its place. I mean, she uses a fucking point-and-shoot digital and then tinkers it to death with Photoshop and Aperture and such. How is that any different?

Wolfgang
04-23-2011, 10:29 AM
It isn't.

Makkara
04-23-2011, 12:07 PM
I mean, she uses a fucking point-and-shoot digital and then tinkers it to death with Photoshop and Aperture and such. How is that any different?

Well, while it's the sort of thing many serious photographers sneer at, there is actually a lot of room for creativity in Photoshopping. Compared to simply applying a premade filter, there's a world of difference. Of course, the premade filter often ends up looking better (or less hideous, depending on how much of a snob one is), as the person who made that is more likely to know what they're doing than your average hobbyist, but you're never going to learn anything that way.

Also, there's a huge span of image quality in compacts. Any decent one will be better than what you can get on a cell phone, but there are enthusiast models like the Canon S95 that are far better than that. Of course, they're also priced accordingly, some going for as much as an entry-level DSLR.

Nobuyuki
04-24-2011, 11:23 AM
When I got my iPhone one of the most exciting things about it for me was having a good camera that was always with me. My last couple of phones didn't even have cameras and while I have a point and shoot I never carry it anywhere, so I hardly ever take photos. For years now I had to think ahead to bring a camera, and assuming the battery was charged take a pic, transfer it off the memory card and then do what I needed with it. Now I press a button on my phone, take the pic, and upload it to Photobucket in less than a minute. We truly live in the future!

I haven't played around too much with any camera apps but I already like the results I'm getting with the standard app.

http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr124/dbowman97/e8d323ce.jpg

Kirin
04-24-2011, 01:14 PM
Okay, enough bitching about apps that don't do exactly what I want, I'm on my home computer now so it's time to upload some photos.

First up, random stuff just taken with the iPhone's native camera app. Often with the built-in HDR on, but sometimes off as it gets things a little too light for my taste (which, yes, I could fix in post, but I'm lazy)

http://i.imgur.com/HX95sl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/x5XPDl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ivghal.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/4RYq9l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/s5gfXl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/nkef5l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/BPuo0l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/1n7GZl.jpg

A couple from a while ago, messing with some little filter app:

http://i.imgur.com/zJgK2l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XDQw6l.jpg

These are using Slow Shutter Cam, which fakes long exposures by adding a bunch of quick shots:

http://i.imgur.com/ycXdfl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/puoJnl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Lj1TZl.jpg

I don't remember the settings that got me this; I think just the built-in HDR may have managed it?

http://i.imgur.com/wN3akl.jpg

And finally, the shiniest diner ever - no filters or HDR on this one:

http://i.imgur.com/lUdXpl.jpg

Luana
04-25-2011, 12:24 PM
I'm most fond of the second and last photos. The lighting is really wonderful.

This is probably my favorite photo from my short jaunt to Portland this weekend. I was going to take a lot of pictures while at the beer festival, but alas, I didn't realize the iPhone could multi-task and my battery was in the red by the time I got there. Shame, too -- there were many things there and also when we were walking in NW that would've made for some great photos.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5067/5654208891_286063bf94_z.jpg

Luana
05-03-2011, 09:42 PM
Bumping the thread because I can!

This is my favorite photo from this weekend. The food at the Bakery Bar was delicious.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5304/5677630725_f99167a78b_z.jpg

Kirin
05-04-2011, 12:05 PM
Lavender's blooming nicely this year.
http://img.imgur.com/tqKNWl.jpg

Lady
05-04-2011, 07:21 PM
yeah! Went to dinner, and there was a really nice sunset, so I took a lot of pictures :]

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5188/5689105390_43e5bf075d_z.jpg
This one, as you might imagine, was hastily taken.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5190/5689107470_482dc387f4_z.jpg
*hails alma mater*

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5061/5689114804_4d5357298a_z.jpg http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5023/5689133450_d468a134f3_z.jpg
A nice garden I walked past

Kirin
05-05-2011, 10:56 AM
Nice swamp I hit up yesterday while out biking:

http://img.imgur.com/chGaol.jpg

Also, a photo curiosity. This Iris flower was *clearly* a deep purple. And yet, this photo is of a blue flower. I was sitting there at the time holding the camera up next to the plant, looking from one to the other, and they were simply Not the Same Color. This is weird, since the iPhone camera usually has quite good color balance. Does it simply have some issue with the color purple? And yet the photo of the lavender in my previous post has fairly deep purples in it. What's going on?

Looking at it more, this almost reminds me of some enhanced photos of flower's I've seen which show patterns that show up only to insects that can see outside our visible spectrum. Is the iris maybe throwing off some very bright IR or UV reflection that the camera's picking up on and messing up the color? Maybe? Fascinating, at any rate.

http://img.imgur.com/UlKOjl.jpg

ravinoff
05-05-2011, 07:13 PM
I have no idea why all these random photos are here, isn't anyone reading the post's title?

Anyways here's my pic of my beat to shit Treo.

http://zodiacallight.net/images/treo.jpg

Joking aside nice pics people.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/Padraig946/77f696bb.jpg
I know those towers from the cover of Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot! I however am less familiar with that ambulance.

Patrick
05-05-2011, 09:22 PM
I know those towers from the cover of Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot! I however am less familiar with that ambulance.
Good eye on the towers! However, that's not an ambulance, it's an armored truck.

ravinoff
05-05-2011, 09:33 PM
However, that's not an ambulance, it's an armored truck.

What I said about this truck + what you said about this truck quite nicely illustrates what I initially said.

Shagohod
05-05-2011, 10:17 PM
Taken at an arboretum in Flagstaff with a shitty 3 megapixel samsung impression last memorial day weekend. Didn't turn out too bad!

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/812/32239113447749779917031.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/18/32239113447749779917031.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

Also, for people with android phones (possibly iphones, not sure), get the app Picsay Pro. It is great. I will put up some photos soon to show some of what it can do

woofbro
05-06-2011, 12:11 AM
I really like everyone's photos.

Yet another thing I missed out on when I thought Smart Phones really didn't matter, the filters, the apps and what not... I begun to take a few photos of just dirty words, or unlucky names If you're name is Dick Payne, from the town Cockburn I am forever sorry.

Nothing is as great as the photography shown here, call me impressed.

Lady
05-07-2011, 11:44 PM
[01:31:27] <Lady> I think I'm getting the hang of this HDR app
[01:31:30] <Lady> look
[01:31:37] <Lady> this is the regular pic: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2105/5698136737_21a50e3a2f_z.jpg
[01:31:44] <Lady> then auto HDR: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3224/5697406467_c54a569d68_z.jpg
[01:31:50] <Lady> then me doing it manually: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5223/5697978134_d27918d55d_z.jpg
[01:31:52] <Lady> :D

Kirin
05-09-2011, 11:17 AM
The HDR balance looks good, but were you shooting through a screen door or did those pick up some reallyweird compression artifacts somewhere along the line?

Lady
05-09-2011, 12:23 PM
Yes, through a window

Luana
05-24-2011, 02:34 PM
My favorite photo from vacation times:
http://pics.campl.us/f/2/266ba1fa978d44ff9b9631f8afe70899.jpg

Lady
05-27-2011, 07:22 AM
That's some great lightplay, Luana. What filter were you using?

For me, a couple of snapshots and one HDR. It was hard to get any decent HDR pics on this trip because all the places we went were so windy, I could hardly hold the phone still even when bracing it.
http://snowy-day.brontoforum.us/stuff/others/mom-dad-muleride.jpg
http://snowy-day.brontoforum.us/stuff/others/canyon-hdr.jpg
http://snowy-day.brontoforum.us/stuff/others/thestrip.jpg

Nobuyuki
05-31-2011, 08:40 PM
http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr124/dbowman97/IMG_0065.jpg

http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr124/dbowman97/IMG_0066.jpg

http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr124/dbowman97/IMG_0067.jpg

http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr124/dbowman97/IMG_0069.jpg

http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr124/dbowman97/IMG_0071.jpg

http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr124/dbowman97/IMG_0078.jpg

Went through the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Peaks of Otter for Memorial Day and took a ton of pictures while I was there. I'm still amazed at the pics I get just from a phone, but it seems like they tend to be a little warm. I'm still just using the default camera app on an iPhone 4.

Wolfgang
11-26-2011, 10:28 PM
OH 'ECK, PHONE PICTURES!!!



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_2285.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_2287.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_2281.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_2262.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_2259.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/df219ea8.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_2008.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_1901.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_2156.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_2121.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_2063.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_2044.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_1872.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_2075.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_1664.jpg

Wolfgang
11-26-2011, 10:43 PM
PART 2 THE PICTURENING

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_1721.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/IMG_1662.jpg

Lady
12-17-2011, 05:58 PM
The ocean was very pleased to see us this afternoon

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/6528619389_d81724c086_b.jpg


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6528620935_7e7f00af85_b.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1HeJ7Et5NsI/Tu08AX0DQ9I/AAAAAAAAKhQ/9bjiVs7winw/s576/IMAG1726.jpg


When we have $100 million to our names, we're going to live here
http://snowy-day.brontoforum.us/pictures/things/futurebeachhouse.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7013/6528625415_68787f8ea2_z.jpg

Wolfgang
06-08-2012, 09:20 PM
So, here's something new:

I'm still taking pictures with my iPhone, but I downloaded Photoshop Touch for my iPad over Memorial Day weekend. The hills around where we were staying were really misty and cool-looking, and I was looking for an excuse to get that specific app - the idea of doing image editing on the iPad's screen seemed really fun, and PS Touch has been getting a lot of good word of mouth.

I took these on the phone, then transferred them to the iPad with the Photo Transfer App (much better than iCloud, as it can work via Bluetooth directly between the devices rather than just bouncing them to the internet and back). It's clearly not pro-level work, but I think it's a lot cooler than simply adding a filter with Camera+ or Instagram. Not bad for something most people don't consider a "real" computing device.


http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/2185/img0320.png

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9376/img0321b.png

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1580/img0322c.png

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/5745/img0335k.png

http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/7061/img0336f.png

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/7219/img0337g.png

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/6210/img0338e.png

http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/6537/img0340.png

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/5235/img0341.png

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/7379/img0342v.png

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/9838/img0344t.png

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/9311/img0345r.png

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/355/img0346v.png

http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/903/img0348n.png

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/3023/img0349g.png

Wolfgang
06-08-2012, 09:22 PM
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/8287/img0350r.png

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/5740/img0351r.png

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/6582/img0354.png

http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/2933/img0356r.png

http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/3923/img0357a.png

Lady
06-09-2012, 03:54 PM
What did the unedited versions look like?

Wolfgang
06-09-2012, 10:48 PM
Darker with more washed-out colors, generally, and no depth-of-field fooling-around-ery.

Olli T
06-10-2012, 01:57 AM
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/181823_10151040627107214_504069702_n.jpg

Lady
11-01-2012, 09:52 PM
I have to keep reminding myself that dramatic lighting situations can often provide for a nice photo as they are and I shouldn't try to make it even better by using the HDR app on my phone.

So when I do find a situation where I can make a good use of it, it's all the more worthwhile.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-g4bxdP-R7Bo/UJAVCOFW4kI/AAAAAAAAQ6g/ixWn6lHIbvA/s600/IMAG2924.jpg https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-X-li0skWnk8/UJHaIGYg5GI/AAAAAAAARFo/QFfkLszX-O0/s600/hdr_00089_dark.jpg https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-p2g8-_xThKw/UJNFHdSO5zI/AAAAAAAARP0/dZlPvB25NgA/s600/hdr_00090_1.jpg


Then there was my brief infatuation with this mechanical filter. I'll let you guess the mechanism, gentle reader.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-HgBHc0vGllE/UIdBVyU9LNI/AAAAAAAAQt0/GBN8dOXLMyk/s600/IMAG2905.jpg https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hAilQybBUHI/UIgSR9Z3uaI/AAAAAAAAQvk/5vaz0HA8cuo/s600/IMAG2910.jpg

Lady
09-10-2013, 07:10 PM
no one guessed :(

and I forgot about it

Turns out if you have polarizing sunglasses and polarized car window tint, combining the two makes rainbows!

Also, have some shallow depth of field
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fXPCTIjQV94/Ui6dJ8ecHBI/AAAAAAAAf6o/OL4WVNE1A6k/s800/IMAG4463.jpg
another (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FgG7Xdaq8PE/Ui6dB1Y9cII/AAAAAAAAf7Y/1En5jSniFjc/w1131-h848-no/IMAG4462.jpg)