This morning it was only cloudy. There weren’t any rain despite the weather forecast had mentioned about it. As usual, I brought my trusty GRD as a daily camera. Normally, if the rain is only drizzling, i wouldn’t care about my camera getting wet or anything. Until this afternoon, it started to rain like cats and dogs.
At the time I was leaving office head out for photo shoot, I decided taking out my GRD is not too good of an idea as the rain drops anywhere…mostly from people’s umbrellas when walking by. My last resort was to bring out my cellphone to begin shooting.
At first, I was only aiming shoot photos with 4:3 and crop them into 1:1 for Instagram. I uploaded a whole bunch of photos to my Instagram account (@ apinhongkong). Shortly after snapping a few with some motion blur, they were actually good enough to be a 4:3 to present them on my wordpress blog. Right, that’s what I’ve done.
The OEM camera app from Samsung is sluggish and i don’t like it at all. I use Camera360 app to snap photos with. It’s a very user friendly and also one of the fews that features all the functions we need to produce full size 8MP photos. I think the sweetest feature is the image effect. There are tons of effects to be chosen. Only in black and white, there’s 5-6 different effects. They vary in contrasts and tones.
I snapped 30 photos in 40 mins on my way home. I totally forgot about there’s a LED flash on the phone. I think I had done a hipshot with flash on. Um…yea..that happens..I didn’t realize until I was doing a aerial shot from a bridge.
Not sure what’s wrong with the bluetooth between my phone and macbook. I wasted all night fixing and transferring the photos to my computer. Finally I got them transferred and I processed them. They’re pretty cool even only shot by a cell. A couple of shots, i even like the color version.
It was a night to practice my vision on scenes that projected to my brain. My mentality was no different than using my normal camera gear. I totally accepted the fact that the shutter lag is horrible..i still managed to walked to my subjects, pictured the scene with my vision and snapped. I was surprised I was able to capture some anticipated moments. The practice tonight was productive.
Once again showcasing the best camera is the one we already have..I was motivated after reading about the Magnum photographer Alex Majoli. He had done his photo journalism works with his Olympus point and shoot during the wars in Middle East. So, seriously if he was given only an iPhone, i’m sure the same results could very well be made. Don’t get me wrong with the mobile photography thing I’m into recently. I still use my GRD daily (i snapped a few with my GRD for my mom and sister tonight at home).
Don’t forget we smartphones are so well made and sturdy that they’re shock, dust, cold, rain proof.