All posts in Photography

Travel iPhoneography: Giovinazzo’s Port, Italy

gio

Nicola Losito shares this great shot of Giovinazzo’s port in south eastern Italy. Taken with an iPhone 4.

Travel iPhoneography is a weekly series of photos of our beautiful world, taken with an iPhone. If you have one you’d like to share, let me know at [comments at 52tiger dot net]. I’d love to feature it.

Travel iPhoneography: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

rio_west

Randolph West shares this great photo if the iconic Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Shot with an iPhone 5.

Travel iPhoneography is a weekly series of photos of our beautiful world, taken with an iPhone. If you have one you’d like to share, let me know at [comments at 52tiger dot net]. I’d love to feature it.

Travel iPhoneography: Paris, France

eiffeltower

This bottom-up shot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France was shot by yours truly with an iPhone 4.

Travel iPhoneography is a weekly series of photos of our beautiful world, taken with an iPhone. If you have one you’d like to share, let me know at [comments at 52tiger dot net]. I’d love to feature it.

Exploring Mexico City by iPhone

cityshotHere’s a great post by National Geographic’s Andrew Evans. Andrew spent a few days exploring Mexico City with no Internet connection and no “heavy cameras.” The only gear he had was his iPhone.

His photos are great and make me want to visit what Andrew calls, “The most exciting city on earth.” Has anyone been? Are you a pro photographer or traveler who’s ditched the pro-level gear for a day with the iPhone? If so, let me know.

Travel iPhoneography: Machu Picchu, Peru

peru_dassoulas

Jamie Dassoulas shares this beautiful photo overlooking Machu Picchu, Peru. Shot with an iPhone 4S.

Travel iPhoneography is a weekly series of photos of our beautiful world, taken with an iPhone. If you have one you’d like to share, let me know at [comments at 52tiger dot net]. I’d love to feature it.

Travel iPhoneography: Big Sur, California

bigsur_hill

Jim Hill shares this great photo, shot in Big Sur, California. Taken with an iPhone 4.

Today is Memorial Day in the States and I’m taking the day off to visit a National Park. Where ever you are, get outside and enjoy just a little bit of this planet we call home.

Travel iPhoneography is a weekly series of photos of our beautiful world, taken with an iPhone. If you have one you’d like to share, let me know at [comments at 52tiger dot net]. I’d love to feature it.

National Geographic shares iPhone photo tips

When I was a kid, visiting my grandfather in Oneida, New York meant browsing his collection of National Geographic magazines. I loved them, and hoped I’d be a Nat Geo photographer some day. That didn’t happen, of course, and years later I still have such admiration for the photos in that publication.

Recently, the site shared some tips for better iPhone photos. One suggestion is to keep your composition simple:

“When shooting with your iPhone, always look for easily readable patterns. Everything in the image should contribute to the mood and emotion you want to convey. Pattern repetition creates a rhythm that the eyes like to follow. Remember that photos sent to other phones will be viewed small—another reason to keep the image simple and clean.

I took this photo, with its simple pattern of cups and saucers, in a small restaurant in the Aland Islands, between Sweden and Finland.”

Great tips and even better photos are here.

Taking great travel photos with your iPhone

NYCsized

The iPhone is not a replacement for a DSLR but for most of us, it’s the camera we have almost all the time. It’s light, convenient and capable of taking great travel photos. Travis Marshall at Away.com has listed several great tips for getting great travel photos with an iPhone.

He spoke with Kirsten Alana, a professional travel blogger and photographer whose work has appeared on Gadling among other places. Her best advice: look for good light and get close:

“The most obvious differences between iPhone and DSLR cameras are the lack of capability in low light, the lack of actual (not digital) zoom, and the file size difference.”

Alana suggests iPhoneographers look for good lighting and “zoom with their feet” but getting nice and close to their subjects.

Lisa Bettany, pro photographer, author and co-founder of the Camera+ iPhone app, suggests changing your perspective and looking for an interesting composition:

“I also find that getting low to the ground and pointing the camera upward, or taking pictures through fences or leaves helps me get interesting photos.”

If you have one you’d like to share, let me know at [comments at 52tiger dot net]. I’d love to feature it.

Travel iPhoneography: Hawaii

falls_turner

Christopher Turner shares this great photo of Wailua Falls (aka the Fantasy Island waterfall), on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Taken with an iPhone 4.

Travel iPhoneography is a weekly series of photos of our beautiful world, taken with an iPhone. If you have one you’d like to share, let me know at [comments at 52tiger dot net]. I’d love to feature it.

Travel iPhoneography: Bavaria, Germany

germanymountains

Shawn Throop shares this great photo of a region of Bavaria, Germany near Castle Neueschwanstein. Taken with an iPhone 5.

Travel iPhoneography is a weekly series of photos of our beautiful world, taken with an iPhone. If you have one you’d like to share, let me know at [comments at 52tiger dot net]. I’d love to feature it.