I remember when I transitioned from film to digital SLR’s – there had been a few DSLR’s on the market for a while, but I’d told myself that I wouldn’t buy into digital until a sensor came along that vaguely resembled film. Then the Canon 5D arrived, so I switched to digital. For years, I’ve had the same mindset with smartphones; when a usable smartphone camera comes along, I’ll use it. Enter the iPhone 8 Plus. I’ve owned the iPhones […]
An interesting fact about Japan – you can’t disable your cell phone camera shutter sound – even when you have the device on silent, it makes an audible ‘shutter sound’. Although it isn’t required by law, it was taken up voluntarily by all Japanese cellphone vendors. It is also rumoured that within the next year camera manufactures will introduce the same feature and disable silent modes with firmware updates and in new models. Even so, there are still plenty of […]
All shots in this article were taken using an iPhone 4s and edited using various apps. This article is just a quick update with snapshots. I’ll be publishing more detailed articles, with actual project images, over the next few months. I can’t believe that we arrived in Yellowknife two weeks ago, Banff and The Rockies seem like it was months ago!
Most of the shots below were taken out of the window of my van whilst driving up through France and around Paris. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with iPhone photography and the thousands of apps that have sprung up – I’m a film snob, so I want to hate this type of photography, but I do like the results! I made these shots with the very popular Hipstamatic app, I do the ‘shake to randomise’ thing which […]
It’s the first day of British summertime today, the clocks have gone an hour forward, robbing me of a precious 60 minutes of sleep and upsetting my delicate body-clock. I still don’t understand, at 42 years old, why we have to adjust the clocks back and forward every year?Anyway, it’s been summer on the Isle of Man for a few days now, which is lucky, because the passenger side window of my car has been jammed open for the past […]
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