As a landscape photographer who loves making abstracts, there is nothing more frustrating than not being able to go out and practice my skills. I was feeling irritated about this, and then remembered something my mother said over the weekend — this time of forced isolation is a gift to sit, contemplate and look inwards. … Continue reading Have a Moment. Look inwards.
Kayak and the clouds!
Photo made with iPhone7+ and Moment 18mm wide lens at Mendenhall Lake on August 26,2017 in Juneau, Alaska. Edited in Lightroom and Silver Efx Pro.
Moment, the company that makes high-end lenses for the iPhones (and other smartphones) has published a list of 10 places a photographer must try and visit in 2016. Their number one pick for the year is Iceland, which is already on my list for the year. [Moment Lens]
The web, recently was abuzz with news that Apple had become the second most popular camera on Flickr, pushing Nikon down and just behind Canon. It is not surprising – more people take more photos with their iPhones (or other smartphones) than DSLRs or other standalone cameras. As someone whose interest in photography was catalyzed by the amalgam of Instagram and the iPhone, my most loved camera is my iPhone 6+. I have a Sony RX-100 (mark 3) and I have a Sony RX-1 (not sure why) but I absolutely love the iPhone 6+. It allows me to take photos that I could only dream of capturing a few years ago.
This weekend, I went for a photo walk with some friends. In addition to my iPhone 6+, I took the wide angle and telephoto lens made by Marc Barros’ Moment Lens. These results speak for themselves — the Golden Gate Bridge and the board were snapped without the Moment. The Sunset photos used Moment 60MM Tele lens and Average Cam Pro app for long exposure. No filters applied, and no touch up either — just look at the dust on the lens…ugh!
While these don’t compare to the high-end cameras and even pricer lens, they make the amateur in me feel encouraged about photography. I think this is the ultimate beauty of iPhone — it has made photography not scary. It has removed technology and made it just an act of creation. This is what Apple is good at — pushing technology aside. I hope they never forget that.