We all know that most common and the most used image format Is JPEG. We see it everywhere, whether you click a photo in a camera or in a smartphone. The image always comes up as jpeg, unless you tweak the settings.
I am in no way saying cell phones have not come a long way with cameras. Some even have that "dslr" quality. I am in no way dissing on cell phone photographers. But I had an interesting and insulting conversation today with someone. It really opened up my eyes. The way the new cell phones are advertising their great, multi lens cameras are NOTHING like a DSLR camera. First off, DSLR cameras have a multitude of settings that cell phone cameras do not. I know because I have one of those so called cell phone cameras. The auto focus is really all you can use, and if you use manual its NOTHING like using the DSLR manual. I would like to ask the cell phone photographers that claim they are better than the rest of us, what does Aperture mode mean? what does it do? do you know what an F stop is and what it does? How about typical depth? Do you know what the shutter speed is and how important you need to know how to use it, what about the ISO? do you know how that effects quality of photos? I bet, they can not answer at least 2 of these questions if not more. DSLR cameras will ALWAYS be the professional ones. Anyone can pick up a camera and take photos, and maybe really great ones, I don't doubt that at all, but how silly would it look to show up to a gig with a cell phone as a camera, a professional gig that you are getting paid 200 dollars to do? I bet you if anything, you are not getting hired.
The reality that on average is captured by a human eye consists on an amplitude of 180 degrees, while only a designed portion is constructed by a clear image. An image to the naked eye contains two parts: a sharp focus and blurred edges.
In the summer of 2018, my wife and I drove down the spectacular Oregon coast in our 2001 VW Vanagon. We camped in various campsites and enjoyed the clean air, good weather, beautiful scenery and friendship of other campers. We spent our days hiking along the coast and through the woods and in the evenings, made dinner at our campsite, eating smores by the fire and spending quality time together. In Southern Oregon, we camped at Sunset Bay State Park, just across the road from the beach. The following day, we hiked from Sunset Bay to Cape Arago, a fairly easy eight and a half mile walk that took us through the gorgeous gardens in Shore Acres State Park to the sea lions at Cape Arago, with plenty of photo ops along the way.
On this particular Caribbean evening my thoughts were drifting me into a state of discontent. From a rooftop in Santiago de los Caballeros, I sat, as any introvert does at some point during a friendly gathering, alone. Alone in a corner of a rooftop without my well traveled notebook whom I usually talk to on nights like this one.
A good photo is only as good as the subject. This is Mike, my partner of nine years, and he is sitting atop one of the most treacherous, technical, and dangerous hiking trails in all of the Swiss Alps.
I took this picture on the last day of the last decade. 31.12.2019. I was flying home from Spain to London after spending Christmas with family. 2019 had not been a great year for me. I was struggling with a back injury that was not healing at a rate I was happy with. I had been feeling pretty negative about life and felt I was missing out on a lot including spending time with my children. I also felt a lot of guilt about how much extra my wife had to do as I was incapacitated.
It was the first time I was going to be attending a concert as a concert photographer. I had a great camera, a nice big SD card for the camera, my phone (thank goodness!) as backup, and my media pass stuck to my sleeve. The only issue was that I had to buy new batteries for the camera. And a charger, because it takes a specific type of battery. Okay. Not a big deal. Hit Best Buy, hit up Amazon, got four new batteries and two chargers. That should do it. I'll just charge them for a little while before we leave for the concert.
Even though it is difficult to choose from so many of my photograhs, I decided to go with one that is dear to my heart. There are other ones of my photos that perhaps are more impressive, with dazzling sunsets or more exciting subjects of nightlife and bright lights of the city but I decided on entering this photo, that in some ways is rather simple.
Hello all! Welcome back! This week we'll be looking at phone photography and DSLR photography for Vocal's "Mobile Moments". I think that the path I'll be taking with writing this is a little different to what Vocal and Moment intended, but it wouldn't be my writing if I didn't do it slightly different. So what is the competition? Vocal would like us to take an image with our phones, share our creative process to the finest detail we can; from concept to product.