Sunday, January 2, 2011

Project 365

I am torn between wanting to jump in with both feet and having something I want to enjoy turn into a chore. This week in Digital Photography School, (see my list of blogs I follow or simply click the link below) they provided a spreadsheet with suggested weekly topics for inspiration. What are your plans for your Project 365?

My thought is to focus on a different function of my DSLR each week with a smattering of iPhone images thrown in for good measure. After all, the best camera is the one you have with you!

Day 1:
This was taken with my iPhone 4, using the zoom feature. Of course, this isn't an optical zoom. Considering the distance (I'm standing up on the deck and the action is at least 50' away) and the back lighting, I am impressed anything recognizable was captured.

Day 2:
Exposed instruments correctly. Overexposed windshield.

Underexposed instruments. Windshield correctly exposed.

After staying still while three shots were taken, the app blends them together. Not bad! Now where's the defrost button?

This series was also taken with my iPhone 4 but using the TrueHDR app. The HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. Essentially, it takes three photos at different exposures and blends them together. I wanted to demonstrate just exactly how cold it was and how stupid I was for leaving the car in the driveway (instead of the relatively warmer garage) so I snapped this series that captured both the temperature gauge and the spectacular footprints Jack Frost left on my windshield.

If you have $1.99 and an iPhone 3GS, 4 or iPod Touch 4, you can create great looking photos no matter the difference in lighting. Fabulous!

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