Wednesday, September 7, 2011
(dress: vintage/etsy, blouse: thrifted)
I got a new app for my iphone that allows long exposures, which opens some fun doors. I don't have a tripod or monopod, and so for now I'm always propping the phone up against some object or wall (for this shoot it was on a chair), but when I can get the phone stationary and absorbing light for a longer amount of time I can shoot in much lower lighting conditions (with the normal iphone camera capabilities this scene lit by candles and christmas lights would be super grainy,) and I can do fun tricks like painting with light and simulating ghostly images.
I was in the mood for haunting, dreamy images so I snagged this app for just two bucks and suddenly my photography can be a lot more ethereal! it's so fun to play with and create interesting looks right in the shooting process without editing.
For those of you who are newer to my blog and might have not read this already, Ryan and I left the charger to our DLSR in Utah when we moved here to New York, so we've been without a real camera for about twoish months now, and at first I was really bummed at the lower quality of my phone photos, and found myself frequently jealous of all those bloggers out there with fantastically professional looking photography, big lenses and all ( my phone lens is about 1 cm wide). However, this two month period has really forced me to get creative with my 'iphoneography' and I've found out all sorts of stuff I didn't think my phone was capable of, and I'm becoming more aware of the crazy amount of possibilities available to me. This little phone is turning out to be the best most useful, and most fun present I have ever received. It's a toy camera, and an HD video shooter all in one! not to mention a phone and an ipod. I can't believe how lucky I am to have one- I never could have afforded it on my own. Thank you Ryan!
Currently I am shooting lots of tilt shifts, long exposures, and some stop action projects. stay tuned!
Posted by Kitsune-kun at 10:23 PM