Thread: "Camera Phone" Jan. 2 - 16, 2013
01-09-2013, 02:16 PM #1
"Camera Phone" Jan. 2 - 16, 2013
This week: Most of us have one camera with us all the time, the one that is with our phone. While not as good as the fancier versions we like to shoot with, it tends to be popular (see instagram), unobtrusive (see a few posts in "I'm a terrible teacher!") , handy, and quick. However, it is way too easy to take snapshots with it and not take time to think it through. So let's see how good a shot you can take with your "Camera Phone".
Note: Although tablets and other small devices can also be used as a camera, try to keep it to your phone.
The Best Thing For Your Smartphone Images
The Best Camera Is The One You Have With You (Mobile Photography TIPS)
10 Quick iPhone Photography Tips
What you can Learn from your Camera Phone
As always, rules:
Just a note to new posters: DO NOT start a new thread for your post. Please just hit the reply button at the bottom of any current post and put your image there.
1. Your original image you submit should be taken on or between the 2nd to the 16th of January, 2013. Each week as an assignment closes on the Wednesday, it will be AUTOMATICALLY deemed *CLOSED* after 8am GMT (3AM EST) and any posts after that time will not be eligible for the assignment competition. Don't wait until the last minute to post!
2. Your post must include "Camera Phone" as the title or in the text (to show your permission to count it for the contest) and the date the picture was taken (to show that it is a valid entry).
3. EXIF data should be intact. It helps if you can include the main points (including camera, lens, date taken, ISO, shutter speed and aperture) in the text of your message.
4. Only one entry per member (if you can't restrain yourself until the end of the first week you can post two or three separate pictures but your entry should be in a separate post and the only marked with the text above). It must be an original image taken by you.
5. Remember the cross-site image size limit (740px on the longest side).
6. If the image does not exist in post at the end of the contest, it is disqualified. If you modify anything on flickr and re-save the image then the link is broken and the message needs edited to link the picture again before it will be included in the contest.
For everyone, please do not repeat other people's photos by quoting them until the contest is over. If you want to comment on or discuss an entry you can use a link to it (or just delete the picture from the quoted text).
7. If you are looking for the winners of the mini-contest, please check the Assignment section the weekend after the contest closes. There should be a thread announcing the contest winners.
8. For help with posting images, check the FAQ at the top of this page and click on "Posting Images". It will give you a detailed explanation.
Next week: "Contrast". Contrast can be shown in many ways, but for this assignment I want you to show contrast between light and dark in your image. High key images, silhouettes against light, black and white shots, all can work, but you must be careful in making sure it works for your particular shot. Just turning a picture into black and white does not necessarily mean it will work for your subject. The contrast between the b&w is key by making sure there are not too many gray tones. Use light to help you. A single light source can create a strong contrast in a color image by using the light and shadow to accentuate your subject. Think it through, do some planning and try out different things.
Remember, I'm not looking for color contrasts (for example, red/green) or composition contrasts (a subject in a unexpected place) in this assignment.
01-09-2013, 02:21 PM #2
01-09-2013, 02:28 PM #3
Assignment: Camera Phone
Camera Apple iPhone 4S
Exposure 0.067 sec (1/15)
Focal Length 4.3 mm
ISO Speed 800
Flash Off, Did not fire
Software Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 Windows
Date and Time (Modified) 2013:01:05 17:03:45
Exposure Program Program AE
Date and Time (Original) 2013:01:05 05:35:26-08:00GwenWeber
Nikon-D7000; Nikon D-5000; Coolpix S8000; NIkkor 28-80mm & 70-300mm; Nikkor 12-24mm Wide Angle; Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 Macro, Nikon , Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 & 55-200mm, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 & 35mm f/1.8
01-09-2013, 04:02 PM #4
01-09-2013, 04:30 PM #5
I do sometimes use my cell-cam at work to get snaps of parts to send to suppliers for ID, so grabbed this one this morning to reflect that usage.
DPS Cellcam by MKoneeye, on Flickr
Camera Nokia Lumia 710
Exposure 0.001 sec (1/826)
ISO Speed 100
Flash Auto, Did not fire
Date and Time (Original) 2013:01:09 08:54:28
Date and Time (Digitized) 2013:01:09 08:54:28
Metering Mode Center-weighted averageNikon D5300, Nikon 18-105, Nikon 35mm F/1.8G, Nikon 50mm F/1.4g, Tamron 90mm F/2.8 macro, Sigma 10-20mm, Sigma 150-500mm, 2 MK1 Eyeballs.
Me on Flickr!
01-09-2013, 04:33 PM #6
Assignment: Camera Phone
Paddle boats waiting for the spring
Software - MediaTek Camera Application
DateTime - 2013:01:09 11:50:34
ExposureTime - 1 seconds
FNumber - 2.80
ExposureProgram - Normal program
ISOSpeedRatings - 100
DateTimeOriginal - 2013:01:09 11:50:34
MeteringMode - Center weighted average
Flash - Not fired
FocalLength - 35 mm
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Auto
DigitalZoomRatio - 1.00 x
SceneCaptureType - Standard
01-09-2013, 06:48 PM #7dPS Forum Member
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Assignment: "Camera Phone" Jan. 2 - 16, 2013
Last edited by DanteMom; 01-09-2013 at 06:49 PM. Reason: added EXIF infoMade the leap into the DSLR world with a Canon Rebel T3 kit.
01-09-2013, 06:57 PM #8
01-09-2013, 08:22 PM #9
*** Assignment: "Camera Phone" Jan. 2 - 16, 2013
Assignment: "Camera Phone"
I found this one really tricky as I never take serious photos with my phone, and I felt a bit silly walking down the street with my phone held out, snapping away. However, the entries posted so far are excellent, so maybe I should be open-minded and practise a bit more!
For this assignment I wanted to take a picture in a situation where I didn't have my camera, so only my phone was available. I was walking down the street to a camera shop, and the reflection in this building struck me as interesting. I cropped it and tweaked curves etc in photoshop.
Taken on January 4, 2013 at 12.06pm NZDT
Camera Samsung Galaxy S II
Exposure 0.001 sec (1/1846)
Focal Length 4 mm
ISO Speed 32
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash Off, Did not fire
01-09-2013, 08:55 PM #10I'm new here!
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