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  • "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.
    My Gear
    OK to re-edit and repost my shots on dps

  • #2
    Assignment: camera phone

    I'm starting to love my iPhone's camera:

    Fallow deer buck, Richmond Park

    Date taken 6 Jan 2013
    Camera Apple iPhone 4S
    Exposure 0.008 sec (1/122)
    Aperture f/2.4
    Focal Length 4.3 mm
    ISO Speed 50
    See more in my flickr photostream or on facebook


    • #3
      Assignment: Camera Phone




      Camera Apple iPhone 4S
      Exposure 0.067 sec (1/15)
      Aperture f/2.4
      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 05:35:26-08:00
      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


      • #4
        Assignment: Camera Phone

        Concentration & Reflections


        Camera Samsung SGH-I727
        Exposure 0.003 sec (1/388)
        Aperture f/2.7
        Focal Length 4 mm
        ISO Speed 100
        Date Taken: January 8, 2013


        • #5
          Camera Phone

          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

          Exif data
          Camera Nokia Lumia 710
          Exposure 0.001 sec (1/826)
          Aperture f/2.4
          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 average
          Nikon D5300 Nikon 50mm F/1.4g, Tamron 28-75 F/2.8, Tamron 90mm F/2.8 macro, Sigma 10-20mm, Sigma 150-500mm, Sony RX100MII (when traveling light), 2 MK1 Eyeballs.

          Me on Flickr!


          • #6
            Assignment: Camera Phone

            Paddle boats waiting for the spring

            Paddle boats waiting for the spring

            No post-processing...

            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


            • #7
              Assignment: "Camera Phone" Jan. 2 - 16, 2013

              8/365 A Few of My Favorite Things

              These are a few of my favorite things: good cup o' joe, audio books, photography books, & my S.O.'s picture on the mug

              Taken on January 9, 2013 at 5.48am PST
              Exif Data:
              Camera Apple iPhone 4
              Exposure 0.067 sec (1/15)
              Aperture f/2.8
              Focal Length 3.9 mm
              ISO Speed 1000
              Flash Auto, Did not fire
              Last edited by DanteMom; 01-09-2013, 06:49 PM. Reason: added EXIF info
              Made the leap into the DSLR world with a Canon Rebel T3 kit.


              • #8
                Assignment: "Camera Phone"

                Summer Siesta-
                Hot Dry Summer

                Exif data
                Date taken January 4, 2012
                Camera LG Electronics LGP500
                Focal Length 4.3 mm
                Last edited by FlyingKiwiGirl; 01-09-2013, 07:34 PM.
                Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase. Percy W. Harris

                Blog- Two Go Tiki Touring


                • #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.

                  Blue-Sky Building

                  Taken on January 4, 2013 at 12.06pm NZDT
                  Camera Samsung Galaxy S II
                  Exposure 0.001 sec (1/1846)
                  Aperture f/2.7
                  Focal Length 4 mm
                  ISO Speed 32
                  Exposure Bias 0 EV
                  Flash Off, Did not fire


                  • #10
                    Assignment: Camera Phone
                    Iphone Assignment
                    Taken on January 8th, 2013
                    Exif Data:
                    Camera Apple iPhone 3GS
                    Exposure 0.008 sec (1/120)
                    Aperture f/2.8
                    Focal Length 3.9 mm
                    ISO Speed 125
                    Flash No flash function


                    • #11
                      Assignment : "Camera Phone"

                      Tank & Ladder 1

                      My company provides me a phone and pays for the monthly usage, but beyond that I hate my mobile phone. It is not user friendly, my company will not pay for nor allow me a data plan, and the camera is very limited in function and resolution. I am quite envious of those who own state-of-the-art phones as I am stuck with a 1998 phone here in 2013.
                      All that said, it is appropriate that I would submit a work related picture for this week’s assignment. This is an image captured outside of my company’s factory. It is a safety ladder leading up the side of a storage tank. I’ve noticed this ladder before and have wanted to photograph it for some time….I guess now is as good a time as any.

                      Exif Data

                      Date : Jan. 7, 2013
                      Camera : Samsung SCH-U380
                      Exposure : 1/1100 sec
                      Exp Bias : NA
                      Aperture : f/1
                      Focal Length : 1 mm
                      ISO : 50
                      No Flash
                      Last edited by Paco_X; 01-09-2013, 09:30 PM.


                      • #12
                        Assignment: "Camera Phone" Jan. 2 - 16, 2013

                        Phone Photo

                        Taken on January 14, 2013 at 7.52am EST
                        Camera Samsung Galaxy S III
                        Exposure 0.002 sec (1/500)
                        Aperture f/2.6
                        Focal Length 3.7 mm
                        ISO Speed 80
                        Exposure Bias 0 EV
                        Flash No Flash
                        Last edited by Pollard; 01-13-2013, 09:31 PM.
                        Adam Pollard

                        Pollard Photography


                        • #13
                          Camera Phone

                          Very old cell phone. Surprised me that it even worked. No exif data to be found.

                          Saguaro & Cactus flower.

                          Taken; Jan. 9, 2013
                          Camera phone; LG LX37
                          No data
                          Last edited by Pyjamarama; 01-09-2013, 11:35 PM.


                          • #14

                            Taken with: iPhone 4
                            Taken on : Jan 9, 2013
                            Last edited by fordmech00; 01-10-2013, 12:04 AM.


                            • #15
                              Assignment: Camera Phone

                              This is my teacher showing us how too grind in class.
                              i made this with my Camera Samsung google nexsus S phone
                              exposure time 1/13
                              aperture f/2.6
                              ISO 100
                              focal length 3.43mm
                              Date taken :jan 7 2013

                              Grinding by mcjoli1, on Flickr
                              Last edited by mcjoli; 01-13-2013, 12:52 AM.