I got a lot of inspiration from Choate House lately. When I found a new inspiring photographer(s) I usually ask myself the following question: why do I like theirs photos?
In this case I loved the honest contact they got when they are doing portraits, the way they handle the tones (object and background) but most of all the way they show respect for the light. Yes, photographing is painting with light but it is all about mastering the light. Soft light and harsh light, when to use it and when to avoid it.
So when the sun was setting yesterday I saw a Dandelion (the most photographed flower on flicker?) on my backyard. I grab my iPhone and took a shot with what I felt was very good quality on the light and I must say that I think the photo got a lot more interesting by the better light.
Take care and may the light be with you..
Edited with VSCOcam from Visual Supply (I think it was #8 with some fade and fill)
I was out driving with my car when I saw this scene at the side of the road. I had to stop and while I started my iPhone app (VSCO CAM) the head line started to form. Something about destruction but still a calm over the whole scene.
I took the photo and stood for a minute and thought about all the people that lost their lives during World War I and II.
We had a weekend in Gothenburg and I had hoped to try out street photographing. I just have to realise that it is a area that I need to improve a lot. I found it hard to point a camera in the face of a stranger and those times I did it, the result was.. not interesting at all.. Well, well, I need more practice..
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