iPhoneography

Best iPhone Photography – April 2014

Howdy all, here are my top 12 of iPhone photos that I have shot in the last six months. I am still using iPhone 4s till now. I tried my wife’s iPhone 5s and I love the speed of processing, but I’ll wait first till June. Let’s see what Apple will reveal (if they do).

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Bussorah Street Shophouses

Bussorah Street Shophouses

This was shot with an app called AutoStitch, a panorama stitching app, on iPhone 4s. You take multiple shots of a wide scene and it will stitch them automatically. It works best when you are far away from the subject. The one above was shot from a close distance of about 4 to 5 meters, hence the distortion when the app tried to stitch the multiple images. MORE +

Kampong Glam Panorama at Night

Night scene panorama in Kampong Glam.

iPhone 4s does Kampong Glam in a panoramic format. Shot with an app called AutoStitch. The app allows you to take multiple images and then stitch them for you. A cool app if you like shooting panorama.

A Pear

iPhone Photography by Hendra Lauw - a Pear

An attempt to produce something artistic with a pear and an iPhone 4s. Shot with a camera app 645Pro and converted to black and white using FilterStorm app (both the Black and White conversion and Curve). MORE +

Facebooking on Sunday morning

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Some say Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends. But for these men, gathering on a Sunday morning is a great way to keep in touch.

Shot on iPhone 4s. Processed with vsco.

iPhone Photography – Best of September 2013

iPhone Photography - Best of September 2013

Browsing the archive of my September iphone photos, I realized that I did not shoot as much as I did in the previous months. However, I have more photos of my daughter in September, mostly taken at Changi Beach Park over three weekends. So, that’s good. I taught her biking on a two-wheel bike and we have been going to the same park every weekend since. She is a proud biker now. I also took many photos of water droplets on fallen leaves. It’s the September rain. I chose one of them for my Best of September.

The other one below is my other favorite for September. It’s the photo of my daughter watching plane landing from Changi Beach Park. MORE +

100 Strangers Project – No. 27

100 Strangers Project by Hendra Lauw - No. 27

His name is Md. Basheer and he is my stranger no. 27. Mr. Basheer is a retired photographer who shot interior design and food during his 40 year career shooting for magazines in Singapore. He is now driving a taxi but still teach photography sometimes. Mr. Basheer has six children and seven grandchildren. He was going to meet some of them for dinner at his son’s place after he sent me.

I took the photo using my iPhone inside the taxi. The only light source was the overhead lamp. My apology for the digital noise on your otherwise white shirt, Mr. Basheer.

iPhone Photos – Best of August 2013

iPhoneography - Best of August 2013

My best iphone photos for the month of August 2013.

I was looking at the photos I have taken using my iPhone 4s in the month of August 2013 and I think these two are the best of the month. The first one above was shot at Pasar Puri, Jakarta. The man on the phone was talking to someone, explaining about the banana that he was probably tasked to buy. He quoted the price given to him to the other party on the phone and I think he was told that the price was too high and then told the seller so. It was a little comical when I watched the scene and heard the conversation. It reminded me of myself when my wife asked me to buy vegetable in the market. I would usually call her once I have the vegetable in my hands, explaining how it looks like before making the purchase, to make sure that I would get the right one.

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An afternoon chat at a sarabat tea stall

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I spent about half an hour sitting at a sarabat tea stall near the junction of Bussorah street and Baghdad street. After a long walk, I had two glasses of iced milk tea. One of the owners sat at a table next to me, resting. We talked in Malay. He told me his legs were no longer strong. His name is Anwarul Haq. I hope I got his name right. He is now 74 years old and has gone for Hajj in 2003. He was 64 then. May God bless him with good health. These two photos were shot with Olympus E-P3 and Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens.

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Back in June, I visited them for a tea break and took some shots using my iPhone 4s. I talked to the other owner, Haji Abdul Mualam. Again, I hope I got his name right. He told me that they have been in the business for 44 years now. Haji Abdul Mualam is the one on the left.MORE +

iPhone Photography – Abstract

iPhone Photography - Abstract

We know that energy can not be created nor destroyed but can be changed in it’s form. If it can not be formed then it can not exist. We may not exist. ~ Mohammed Ali

The above are the screen shot of thumbnails of abstract images I took using iPhone just now. I pointed the iPhone to some light sources outside of my apartment and started shooting by moving the iPhone in a circular motion. Shutter speed was set to 1 sec using the 645Pro app. Just having some fun before I go to bed after spending hours working from home today.

Hope you all had a great weekend.

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Multiple Exposure

Fuji X100s - Multiple Exposure

I like playing with multiple exposure function in a camera. While I know combining images in Photoshop can yield the same result, but I like doing it in the camera. The above was shot with Fuji X100s’ multiple exposure function switched on. The camera was shot first and then followed by the box of Ilford PANF Plus 50. That’s my Olympus OM-1n film camera. A cool way to tell what film inside the camera now.  :)

Below are two multiple exposure images shot about ten years ago when I was still shooting only negative and slide films. There were shot with Minolta Dynax 5 film camera. The first one was on Kodak EBX slide film and the second one was on Kodak E100VS slide film. I need to find the original slides to rescan them to get higher resolution files. I used the double exposure function of the camera to shoot two exposures so I could position the full moon where I wanted it to be.

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