Ever since I discovered the Strobist’s DIY light tent for product photography, I’ve been playing around with table top photography. A friend pointed out a softbox lighting app that might be useful for my creative endeavors. A soft box is a lighting device used by photographers. It usually has a light source, enclosed in a box which diffuses the light when directed at the subject. The (free) Soft Box Color app is simply an app that generates different color screens, so you can use the iPad as a softbox lighting source. Read more
Here’s a macro image of a daisy, taken with my photojojo macro lens. The whole winter goes by and I seem to forget that I have these awesome little iPhone lenses to play with. But then the weather warms up and I’m ready to start playing around again. The flowers are beckoning.
These are were all taken at Inner Harbor East, the newly developed area of Baltimore that stretches from Fell’s Point to the Inner Harbor. It was my first foray into night time photography, so I think I have (a lot of) room for improvement. Some were taken with the iPhone and some with the Nikon D90. More and more I seem to be turning to my iPhone to take interesting pictures, even when I have the Nikon with me. There’s something so satisfying with being able to edit your pictures right after you take them. I used the snapseed app to do some immediate cropping and added some tiltshift effects on the iPhone pics.
This is a rhododendron from my backyard. The thing I love about these flowers is that when in bloom, they appear to be lit from within.