Thursday, January 5, 2012

Shooting in the Dark

In thinking about light, I decided to try shooting dark.

Most of my Christmas shots were taken with the Canon SX40, so tonight I decided I'd see what I could get with my iPhone.

The iPhone's sensor (equivalent to the film) is small. Smaller sensors mean a lot more noise (pixelization), and generally, this is also true with the iPhone. That said, I've found the new iPhone 4s handles noise better than I had expected.

In this shot,
I played around with shutter speed,
moving the camera as the shutter was open.
It's my "arty" shot.

And I like the color.

I was pretty impressed with this shot,
hand held, using an app called ProCamera.
I like the sharp contrast
between light and dark.

Taken while we were stopped
at an intersection.
Not bad for no flash.
The texture and the pattern
appealed to me.

Finally, this shot, taken from inside the car.
Again, I like that the iPhone
was able to capture both the light and the dark.
And pretty much everything in between.

That's it for today.


Russ Krecklow said...

Not bad! I like the first shot, it's like neon lights almost. Good contrast on the ones you took with the phone camera. Nice work, Kate.

Gaelyn said...

I'm impressed. Mike's iphone takes really good macros too. Not a bad little camera/phone.