I did get a new book last week while with Lita called "The Art of iPhoneography: A Guide to Mobile Creativity." iPhoneography is really about creativity in the palm of your hand. Shooting images with the iPhone camera can yield unexpected and surprising results. The processing is easier. It's more widely accepted in a group of people because, let's face it, it's a whole lot less conspicuous than a huge DSLR camera around your neck. And the images don't have to be dull and boring. In fact, it can be quite exciting to shoot with the iPhone. Some photo apps, like my personal favorite, The Hipstamatic, is a grab back of lenses, films and flashes. Give the iPhone a quick shake and it pairs a random combo for you. You won't know what the image looks like until after you've shot it. It's like those moments of waiting for a Polaroid to develop...which by the way, you can shoot with the iPhone!
Lita and I had a creative weekend of shooting on Sanibel Island. I had decided that I would shoot mostly with the iPhone, which helped cut the amount of images shot with the D90 down to just 200. Normally, I would shoot around 400 images. That means 400 images to process. The iPhone images are processed on the phone, sometimes instantly. By having less processing on the computer, my tendinitis just might have a chance to heal. I'm all for that!
So, I will share more of our adventure later this week when I have time to process some of the D90 pics but today's post is all about the iPhone so here are a few of my favorites from this weekend. I mostly used the Hipstamatic with the "shake" turned on. After every picture snapped, I would give the phone a shake and get a different lens and film combo. It was so much fun and completely surprising! A couple of occasions ("Lonely Summer" and "Topless") I chose the lens and film combo myself, knowing exactly what I wanted to achieve and what combo would get me the look I was going for.
Lens: Salvador 84
Film: Alfred Infrared
Lens: Bettie XL
Lens: John S
Film: Kodot XGrizzled
Lens: Kaimal Mark II
Film: Ina's 1969
Film: Cano Cafeno
Sunset Over Sanibel
Film: Ina's 1935
The Wooden Swing
Film: Alfred Infrared
My creative goals this week will also involve the iPhone. In "The Art of iPhoneography", there are 100 missions to help spark your creativity. I've written down each mission on a folded piece of paper and put them into a jar. Each week I'll pull one of the missions which I will then shoot with the iPhone. Nichole will also be participating in this challenge and I encourage anyone with an iPhone to join us! Let's see what we all come up with! Here's the one for this week:
Mission #1: Visit a farm and explore a worn path.
I think this one will be a piece of cake for Nichole who lives in rural PA and has a whole series of barn images that are amazing! Living in tropical South Florida may prove a challenge. But hey! I'm up for it!
Additional goals this week are to add color to the Little Women pages, do an Exploration task and finish a watercolor lesson. And of course processing all the images I took this weekend. I feel pretty good about the week ahead as far as fitting everything in. I also would like to take a series of iPhone pics of the same image using all the different combinations of lenses & films and make a little flip book for myself so I can have it as a reference guide when out shooting with the iPhone.
I wish you all a creative week ahead and hope a few of you will join us for the iPhone challenge!