Happy Post Memorial Day! Hope everyone enjoyed their day off with families and friends and some BBQ. Thank you to all the veterans and to those who gave their lives for our freedom.
Here is one of my favorite mobile shots that I wanted to share a before and after of. I shared this on Instagram yesterday, but I wanted to post a little about it here. I think the statement, “The best camera you have is the one you have on you,” is SUCH a valid statement. Some of my most favorite shots are captured on my phone, and in a way, the phone has its advantages over my $1000 camera or lens, you just have to know its limits (mainly lighting).
The phone allows you to blend in with everyone around you because everyone already has their phone out so it is superb for street photography, and handling it is easy and quick. I use my phone so often I can frame in its focal length without taking it out, and you probably can too! This allows for crazy timing and effortless convenience. Not only that, but the quality of mobile photography is crazy good these days. #Iphoneonly or #Iphoneography, but I’m android… but I mean, it’s like representative of the mobile photography movement.
This is a picture I took in the Boston bus terminal as I was going up the escalator. I saw a veteran wearing a nicely detailed leather jacket with a large Air Force emblem on the back walking in front of me. That was the detail that caught my eye initially, and as we were going up the escalator I saw the US flag on the left and then I saw the somewhat symmetrical/circular ceiling above us, and the light was at a good angle towards the jacket so I immediately took out my phone, double clicked the home button on my S7 for the camera and framed it as best as I could on the phone and got two shots.
The above shot is straight out of the camera, hopefully you could already tell lol.
With the editing, I used VSCO on my phone, which is my go-to. All I wanted to do was bring out the contrast of the jacket and shadows, and bring down the highlights minimally on the flag because I didn’t want to stretch the editing too much with mobile shots. There is no RAW on the phone, unless you download apps to use for your phone. I cropped it to 4:5, which is the ideal size for Instagram. I added a few VSCO filters on it and this was the one I ended up choosing.
BASICALY, I really really liked the vet’s jacket and the flag in the background.
Shot with: Galaxy S7