Can Do — with Mobile Phones, Photography grows…

Sepia tones image by Dr. Eric Morrison
Sepia tones image by Dr. Eric Morrison Eye-Phones do just that – see. They’re also called  IPhones, Mobile Phones, and Smart Phones – used to talk or text with friends or for business. But, some of them also take remarkably good images.

Eye-Phones do just that – see. They’re also called  IPhones, Mobile Phones, and Smart Phones – used to talk or text with friends or for business. But, some of them also take remarkably good images.

Yesterday, the assignment was to photograph ice forms in NC. My dentist asked to join us. “Of course!” His first on a Lens Luggers event, so there was little time to review equipment. But, he did have a cell phone – one of the smart ones. Here are some of his images.

Chicago guy and Looking Glass Falls by Dr. Eric Morrison
Chicago guy and Looking Glass Falls by Dr. Eric Morrison

Check out the Depth of Field on this image of a person next to the Falls… Good latitude of  detail in the whites and blacks. This image is the original as I received in my e-mail box. It is a JPEG image; however, so if Raw is your passion, you’ll still need the big camera.

And my favorite…

Looking Glass Falls, Transylvania County, NC by Dr. Eric Morrison
Looking Glass Falls, Transylvania County, NC by Dr. Eric Morrison

Mobile Phone Photo Classes?

Available from some noted photographers … See Tony Sweet at tony@tonysweet.com…and Les Saucier’s Creative Smartphone Photography programs http://www.lessaucier.com/workshops/creativevision/

And, locally CNPA coordinator Dennis Oakley extends the invitation for their phone Camera program Feb 9, 2014 … “We are fortunate to have Les Saucier as our speaker and his presentation is called “iPhoneography Made Easy”. We will have a meet-and-greet starting at 5:30 pm, and the meeting will start at 6:00 pm and will conclude around 8:00 pm
Monthly Meeting Location:
GIRL SCOUTS BUILDING
Girl Scouts Facility  (Near UNC Asheville)
64 W.T. Weaver Blvd, Asheville, NC  
We look forward to seeing all of you on Sunday!  

…also, I’m pretty sure we’ll be showing more of Dr. Morrison’s images at the Feb 6, 2014 Lens Lugger meeting in Waynesville, NC about 7-8 PM.

The thing is, many great photo opportunities often go unrecorded because the camera’s not handy but that pesky cell-phone – now everyone has one of those. Next one, may need a little more attention to camera features. Some are quite impressive.

Best camera phone: 6 handsets tested: Smartphone cameras have transformed photography. Almost everyone has a camera with them all the time now, which means that there’s little need to buy a separate digital camera: smartphones have effectively killed off the market for low-range standalone digital cameras, and for an increasing number of people, their smartphone is their only camera.

But is your smartphone camera really up to the job? While the resolution and performance of smartphone cameras has steadily improved, the specifications show that smartphones are still inferior to dedicated image capture devices.
Smartphones offer much smaller sensors (in terms of resolution), and have smaller lenses. If you’re sharing images electronically, these differences may be negligible on-screen, but when you’re preserving the permanent archive of your most treasured moments, it could be a different matter.

Meanwhile, cameras and phones have become more connected. Most cameras now feature Wi-Fi and camera manufacturers increasingly offer a free downloadable app that lets you use your camera with your phone. These apps let you use your phone to store photos or as a remote control for the camera, pairing your screen with the camera’s viewfinder.

If you’re a one-device photographer, though, you’ll want to know which is the best smartphone to buy. TechRadar compares six of the newest – and by implication, best – handsets to decide which is the best for taking pictures. Each has its advantages, while technology in terms of sensor and lens can vary widely, so your choice must take into account not only how well the phone handles as a camera, but also the results it returns.

The six in contention
http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/best-camera-phone-6-handsets-tested-904250

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