Quick Post: iPhoneography with the iPhone 6

 

I finally got my 128GB iPhone 6 from Globe two weeks ago. It’s actually smaller than what I had expected. I thought that it’ll sport the same size as my Sony Xperia Z3 but it’s obviously smaller. The camera has the same sensor as its predecessor. I can say that there’s no major improvement except for the 240fps for slow motion videos.

And speaking of camera, I will try to take pictures more frequently and upload a photo a day on Instagram. It will not only enhance my photography skills as I know that it will improve eventually, but also it will help me reconnect to the Instagram community. There will be another Worldwide Instameet this coming weekend. There was in invite to spend it in La Union but as usual, I am too busy with work that we are always on-call even during weekends. In fact, I had missed several photowalks and Instameet just because I had to go to work on different Saturdays. I thought I could go but I was only informed that I have a shift the day before those events.

Moving on, the iPhone camera is generally a good camera, especially now with the iOS 8 where we can do Aperture priority. With its fixed f/2.2, we can now control the shutter speed, ISO, exposure and manually focus on the subject. The Lumia 1020 is still better but I no longer bring it with me. Due to the fact that it’s too slow to open the camera and also slow to capture images in succession.

I hope to get more creative juice this time. And thanks to the online tutorials and videos showcasing the tips and tricks in mobile photography. My drive to take photos is getting more serious. I should stop thinking about the expensive cameras and lenses for a moment. I should let myself maximize and overcome the limits of the iPhone camera.

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Quick Post: About 2014

2014 had been generally a good year for me. I was able to learn new things about photography like tricks in iPhoneography. Thanks to passionate mobile photographers who are so generous to share their knowledge, unlike others who will push you to pay just for you to subscribe to their private videos. You know who they are, but in all fairness to them, they also spend time and money to produce those. But still, there are hundreds of videos available on YouTube and thousands of articles and blogs about photography.

I also became closer to my friends at work. We breathe the same air. Haha enough for that.

I won a smartphone from my network provider during their event last August, but my disappointment stays as their loyalty offer still remains unacceptable. Right now, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is being used by my mom. And I also won Php8,000.00 at a Bingo game during our Christmas party. Haha! Lucky!

My last purchase was the Sony Xperia Z3 two days before Christmas. I was impressed with the battery life and camera as marketed by Sony that’s why I bought it. But I’m somehow unsatisfied, I’ll blog about it.

And lately, I’ve been thinking about selling my two cameras: the Fujifilm X100S and the Sony A6000 with 16-50mm kit lens and a 55-210mm lens, just because I want to buy a Fujifilm X-T1.

Love life has been elusive, but I’m not complaining. Haha! I’m not even looking for one.

So for 2015, I’m looking forward to a major change. I won’t go into details but I already have a plan for my photography hobby, career and travel.

Quick Post: Simple Edit

Yesterday, I took my Samsung Galaxy S5 in the garden to take some photos. Due to the limited and weird camera controls, I was not satisfied with the result of the shot. I myself couldn’t understand what my subject really was.

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My usual workflow is to import the photo using some apps like VSCO Cam or Afterlight and add a filter. But I still wasn’t contented with the result so I started modifying the exposure, contrast, and saturation. Then I started to wonder what if I just edit the exposure, contrast and saturation without adding any filter?

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See the difference? I lowered down the exposure and brightness, increased the contrast, decreased the saturation a little bit and added a bit of sharpness. I think it looks better. What you say?

Globe Slipstream

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On August 30th, Pinoy Lotus F1 Junior Team Driver Marlon Stöckinger will conquer the Bonifacio Global City through a Lotus WSR Car Run, and we’ll get to witness a parade of vintage and luxury cars, plus a car exhibition of Karts, Ducatti, DTM, Luxury Cars, MSCC Cars, and celebrity karting are bound to happen on that day!

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Globe Telecom and Huawei are also hosting a high-velocity, outdoor music festival featuring Up Dharma Down, Chk Chk Chk, Dualist Inquiry, Autotelic, Yolanda Moon and DJ Joey Santos.

Last August 16, @enjoyGLOBE selected me as one of the five shortlisted contestants to win a Samsung Galaxy S5!

Of course, I am hoping to win this contest and probably grab 5 VIP tickets to the music fest so I could tag my friends along. Hoping that Globe would also allow me to bring my camera… They could use the pictures. 😉

For more information, you can visit globeslipstream.ph.