Smoke on the water

Got myself out of the house and got some shots around my home town. I was a little bit worried about going b&w with all of the shots, but the serie of photos gets a bit better with the same processing.




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iPhone photography with VSCOcam

I guess no one have missed that I’m a big fan of digital film emulation and especially the products from Visual Supply Co.

They released a new app for the iPhone called VSCOcam. I bought it and gave it a tried and yes – it was as good as I hoped it would be. The black and white images have low contrast and I have some control on the added grain. The interface is easy to use and learn and if you have a vision of how the photo should look like it is pretty easy to reach that goal. The only con’s that I see for the moment is there is no crop and aligning tool and if I want to undo some settings it can be done on the latest setting or reset for all settings. The toolbox (=settings) is not made so you can add and the also remove settings by setting – only add.

The biggest issue right now is: what should I do with my DSLR – I do not need it anymore..

Here are some samples, unfortunately without any kind of red thread..








Photographed with iPhone 4s and processed with VSCOcam

Tourist in your own town

Have you ever tried to be a tourist in your own town? I tried it yesterday and it made me think different and something I must do again – very inspiring!

The problem I had was that instead of finding what is universally beautiful, I had to find what is characteristic for this place and time. So, I started to think about my hometown (Strömstad by the way) and it was spring which means almost no boats (no tourists as well), cloudy day and there is about 5000 people living there. Ah, yes – it is by the sea.

I hope when you look at the photos you get the same feeling of the town (very little people, yes) that I had that day.








Processed with Lightroom 4 and VSCOfilm Fuji 160C