TRAVELING WITH THE IPHONE

Needless to say I love traveling and I love photography and after over 40 years of carrying a big camera it’s  great not having to do that anymore.  For the past four years I’ve only used my iPhone.  It began in Cornwall, England at Barbara Hepworth’s Studio, culminating in an entire series called “Strange Things are Happening in Barbara Hepworth’s Bed”.  My latest single image series is here, India and the iPhone 2016. Of course I love to composite imagery but that’s not possible on these tours.  So I decide after I arrive which app combination(s) I’ll shoot with that get me excited.  Last year it was a B&W challenge, capturing India without all it’s gorgeous colors.  This year I went back to color and changed the format to 16 x 9 and used two different combinations in Hipstamatic…Jane/Blanco which is my go-to color combo and Sergio/Cheshire for a more soft and center focus affect.  Yes we can change the app combination after the initial capture but I realize that I’m less inspired by what I’m shooting if I use the native camera.  In addition, finding a combo you like and sticking to it enables you to see imagery that works within that format, i.e., 16 x 9.

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  • Lynette Sh

    You go girl – I always say “go small or go home” about my iPhone being my main camera now. Great work. Lynette (iPhone Diva)

  • Francesca Fuller

    As usual you’ve out done yourself! I’ll be very interested in HOW you print big from iphone? I LOVE big, that’s why I don’t use it, with noise and pixelation especially with textures. Eyes and ear wide open.

    • Karen

      Well it’ll need to go into Photoshop for this size but I really love to begin it on the iPhone and of course all the images are taken with the phone. xx

      • Francesca Fuller

        Thanks Karen, Do you do your enlarging in PS or do you have another program, I use on-one software which is great. XX

        • Karen

          If it’s not too big, I upsize by 10% increments in PS or I use PerfectResize.

          • Francesca Fuller

            Great, thank you, that actually may solve my problems.

  • seedsofexchange

    Love this, Karen! Just purchased cheshire + sergio – can’t wait to play! Question: do you change the format size to 9×16 before or after you take the pic? Wondering if you have a default size of 9×16 for all photos? xo and thank YOU! 🙂

    • Karen

      Best to shoot it in that format. When I try to change from that format to another app combination in Hipsta it doesn’t maintain that size. Kind of odd but it’s really fun to capture it initially in 16×9.

    • Sanjay Sahani

      Hi, after reading discussion, I also just purchased Cheshire + Sergio and wanted your guidance as to which format should I use with Hipstamatic Camera 1.4, 5.4, 7.5, 3.2, 5.3, 16.9 with the above mentioned combo

    • Sanjay Sahani

      hipstmatic camera has 1.1, 5.4, 7.5, 3.2, 5.3, 16.9 formats please suggest out of these which format should use for taking photos in india with hipstmatic camera.