What’s the best camera out there today and always available when you need it?
Your phone of course, or in my case, the iphone 6. Camera phone technology has improved over the last 6 or so years and quality is wayyy better than my first digital camera. The functions are great because you’re able to snap a photo, upload, and share it with the world. If I get a chance to share a memorable/fun experience, why not use it?
Coffee and Rice @ Catalina Coffee was not hosted by anyone really. We all just wanted to meet up and have a small get together with familiar faces and Japanese/Euro/Classic cars. It used to be at Tout Suite, but a lot of people without homes have taken over the area under 59/69N bridge.
Taking photos with a camera phone is a challenge because you can’t full control the settings, unless you have one of those new android phones… that’s a diff story. Maybe I can borrow one to try out and write a review in the near future.
To control the exposure of these shots, I would intentionally tap the screen to get the exposure/focus of the brightest spots. This way I wouldn’t overexpose the photo while raising the darks and/or bringing back the highlights.
I have different ways of editing photos from my phone but they’re mostly edited the same way. First, Lightroom (Mobile or on macbook) for exposure, contrast, highlights, etc. and then applied with a VSCO filter. Yes, I cheat using filters, but only because it’s faster than making my own presets. Once the VSCO filter is applied, I may make more adjustments to exposure, contrast, etc.
Once the photos are done, I’ll export and upload to my Dropbox. Once they’re uploaded, I’ll delete the original photos because why would you want to hang onto the originals? So you could edit them again? I would suggest just backing them up somewhere and freeing space on your phone.
That’s about all the tips and shots I have for today. There was a handful more cars out there that I didn’t get to iphone photo, so maybe next time! If you have any questions/comments, just message or email me. Enjoy your Labor Day holiday!