I lead a busy life, but that doesn’t stop me from capturing images on the go. My professional photographer friends are always asking, “Did you take that with your good camera or your iPhone.” Sometimes, it is difficult to tell the difference.
The honest truth is the best camera is the one you have with you and the camera most of us have at our side 24/7 is our iPhone. The iPhone 4s and 5 both come with pretty darn good little cameras. Now don’t get me wrong. I love my D800 and sometimes I scold myself for forgetting to throw it in my car on the way to work in the morning. Still, my D800 is a pretty hefty piece of equipment and it isn’t practical to carry it with me everywhere I go.
Good photo opportunities just happen. The most important element of any landscape image is LIGHT. TheMagic Hour happens when great light combines with good structure. Really photography is a bit about, good light, good luck and good timing.
Tips of the Day:
1. Become an observer of light. The best light always happens early in the morning and in the evening when the sun is low in the sky. This is called the Magic Hour and occurs the hour after sunrise and an hour before sunset.
2. My favorite iPhone App is called Camera +. This wonderful little App allows you to control both light and focus. It also has features an editing function and unlike most iPhone Apps the functions allow you to control the strength of the effects. http://campl.us/